Caren Nederlander Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist and photo artist as well as a world traveler. She is a native of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she lived for many years and raised her family. She now lives with her husband and the co-author of this book, Edwin B. Mishkin, in New York where the two have homes in East Hampton, Long Island, and New York City. Dr. Nederlander, who took all the photographs shown in this volume, has had numerous shows of her photographs and is the author of “Changing Views,” a color photographic book.
Edwin B. Mishkin is a former senior partner, now retired, of the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb LLP. Since his retirement he has authored several short stories and, with his wife Caren Nederlander, whom he married in April 2001, have traveled the world extensively.
The idea for this book emerged from the authors’ travel experiences together throughout their marriage. They found too often that, despite their pre-travel research, the accommodation they were offered on their arrival at the hotel they had booked were disappointing. The hotel itself might be as advertised, but the room reserved for them frequently was simply unacceptable with the result that the initial stage of their hotel experience frequently consisted of a tiring search for a better room. And there often was a special room at the hotel that no one — neither the travel agent nor even the hotel’s own website or its staff — had disclosed, and that room may already be occupied by another guest when you arrive. And so the authors decided to make available to interested readers the results of their own experiences, by recommending and describing for them, in words and pictures, the secret room number in each quality hotel, chateaus, and inns they have visited, so that readers can fully enjoy their travels.
This volume is designed for those who seek
a truly memorable travel experience, such as one would wish to
have on one’s honeymoon or wedding anniversary or other
special occasion. In it we the authors offer, in pictures and
in words, a compendium of the special places we ourselves have
enjoyed on just such occasions in our own lives, and, importantly,
we disclose here the specific hotel rooms
that can provide the most romantic experience.
Copyright © 2017 Caren Nederlander, Edwin Mishkin