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Travel Tip: New Changes for Last-Minute Hotel Cancellations
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Changes for Last-Minute Hotel Cancellations

It used to be that canceling your hotel reservation was no big deal. But some hotels have quietly changed their policies, so listen up. Both Hilton and Marriott now require… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Hotels Designed for Millennials
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: New Hotels Designed for Millennials

If there’s any phrase that drives me nuts, it’s when marketers talk about “reaching the younger demo” or “engaging with millennials.” The good news? Hotels that are jumping on the… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Over the Top Celebrations for NYE 2015
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Luxe Lavs: Over the Top Celebrations for NYE 2015

Looking for more than just fireworks this New Year’s Eve? Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno discovered four hotels with over-the-top New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world…. Read More…

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The Real Meaning of Buzz Phrases on Guided Tour Brochures

I’m a big fan of the term “hit the ground running,” because it more or less describes my life when it comes to travel. I’ve had years of building up… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Hotel Suites in Asia
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Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Hotel Suites in Asia

If you’re looking for a true luxury experience, consider a trip to major cities in Asia, such as Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Chiang Mai. These also rank as some of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Find Serious Discounts at These New Hotel Booking Sites
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Travel Tip: Find Serious Discounts at These New Hotel Booking Sites

Booking a hotel used to be as easy as picking up the phone, and I’m still a big believer in that. But now there are some new hotel booking sites that… Read More…

Thanksgiving 2014: Travel Deals & Turkey Dinners
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Thanksgiving 2014: Travel Deals & Turkey Dinners

If you still haven’t made Thanksgiving 2014 travel plans—or, for that matter, Thanksgiving dinner plans—it’s not too late. There are actually great Thanksgiving deals everywhere these days, if you know… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Denver in the Pre-Ski Season
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Luxe Lavs: Denver in the Pre-Ski Season

Ski resorts may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of the fall months. But it’s actually one of the best times to visit—the crowds… Read More…

Ghost Tours & Black Dinners: 13 Halloween Hotel Events
Hotels & Accommodations / Pop Culture Travel

Ghost Tours & Black Dinners: 13 Halloween Hotel Events

Looking for some haunting spots for Halloween? Many hotels are offering their own unique take on spooky activities and ghostly events that are suited for the entire family. We’ve rounded… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Friendliest Hotel Ghosts
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Travel Tip: The Friendliest Hotel Ghosts

Halloween is approaching, so you know what that means: time to visit a haunted hotel! Don’t worry, haunted doesn’t have to be scary. Some hotel ghosts are as friendly as… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam

I’m going to start this one with a warning: guys, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When someone says you can save on travel IF… Read More…