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Luxe Lavs: April in Paris
France & Belgium / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: April in Paris

Regardless of the time of year, Paris is a major destination for travelers worldwide. But as Sinatra so aptly put it, there is nothing more charming than April in Paris—“with… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels Around the World Where You Can Go Stargazing
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotels Around the World Where You Can Go Stargazing

There’s a different kind of hotel experience—destinations visited not only to spend the night, but to stay awake long enough to soak in the beauty of the night sky. Welcome… Read More…

Travel Tip: Micro Hotels Offer Small Hotel Rooms, Affordable Prices
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Micro Hotels Offer Small Hotel Rooms, Affordable Prices

How much time do you really spend in your hotel room? Think about it. Other than showering, sleeping, and watching an early morning or late night show, the answer is… Read More…

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Pop Culture Travel

Unique Hostels You’ll Actually Want to Stay In

Hostels have been seen as a lodging option only meant for college kids traveling on the cheap. They may not be five-star hotels, but hostels offer an alternative, sociable experience… Read More…

Travel Tip: When Booking by Phone Might Help You Save on a Hotel Room
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When Booking by Phone Might Help You Save on a Hotel Room

The next time you go online to make a hotel booking—and I presume you’re looking for a good rate—how will you know that the best deals first appearing on your… Read More…

8 Unique Hotel Gardens Around the World
Destinations / Hotels & Accommodations

8 Unique Hotel Gardens Around the World

Spring is here, and while it’s a great time to check out blooming flowers, you can also stroll among exotic plants and interesting sculptures. In the first installation of their… Read More…

Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design
Culture / Hotels & Accommodations / Southeast Asia

Thailand Hotels That Showcase Local Art & Design

Thailand’s beaches, flavorful cuisine, and lively partying draw thousands of visitors each year. Yet Thailand doesn’t get nearly enough attention for its artistic contributions and design aesthetics, which include local… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring
Africa / Caribbean / Europe / Luxe Lavs / Middle East

Luxe Lavs: Trending Destinations You Can Visit This Spring

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compago want you to go somewhere you haven’t been or perhaps haven’t even thought about before. After hunting high and low for… Read More…

Travel Tip: When You Want to Book a Hotel Room During a Big Event
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: When You Want to Book a Hotel Room During a Big Event

Whenever you want to go to a city where there’s a big event—the Final Four, a national political convention, the Super Bowl, or the Olympics—there’s a good chance the hotels… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airbnb is Affecting the Hotel Industry
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Airbnb is Affecting the Hotel Industry

Most of you have heard about Airbnb, and many of you have tried it as an alternative to the traditional hotel stay. Officially, hotels say that Airbnb has had no… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly

What do we look for in a supposedly green hotel? You know what they say, the ones that recycle or save energy or don’t wash their towels everyday. That’s all… Read More…

Travel Tip: Who Can Know You’re Staying at a Hotel?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Who Can Know You’re Staying at a Hotel?

Everyone is worried about privacy and the rights to protect information. So the next time you check into a hotel, who is allowed to know you’re staying there? The answers… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Mergers Could Affect Your Hotel Loyalty Points
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Mergers Could Affect Your Hotel Loyalty Points

In the last few months, we’ve seen some mega mergers in the hotel business. Marriott bought Starwood for $12 billion and AccorHotels, the large French hotel group, is acquiring Fairmont… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Hotels Around the World Where Celebrities Stay
Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Hotels Around the World Where Celebrities Stay

With the Oscars fast approaching and award show season on everyone’s minds, what celebrities do and where they vacation is the subject du jour. Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and… Read More…