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Travel Tip: Hotels Using Scents in Lobbies & Guest Rooms
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Hotels Using Scents in Lobbies & Guest Rooms

More and more hotels are trying to improve the feel of their hotels by scenting them. The hotels are pumping floral, minty, woodsy, and vanilla fragrances into their lobbies, guest… Read More…

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico
Caribbean / Hotels & Accommodations / Mexico & Central America

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico

Thinking of staying at an all-inclusive beach resort? While most include perks beyond an average hotel stay, some all-inclusive resorts are not as inclusive as they make out to be…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Travelers

We’re all addicted to frequent flyer and frequent stay programs. But there are a number of them out there you might not know about. The Leaders Club is a membership… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May
Luxe Lavs / Pop Culture Travel

Luxe Lavs: Mad for May

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno are Mad for May. To celebrate their wild and whimsical side, they discovered luxury bathrooms with a sense of humor…. Read More…

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…