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Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees
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Travel Tip: The Truth About Resort Fees

If there’s one fee travelers seem to hate the most—especially when on vacation—it’s the dreaded resort fee. It’s confusing, and some would say insulting. Why do hotels do it? It allows… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotels With Their Own Pets
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips / Travel with Pets

Travel Tip: Hotels With Their Own Pets

We’ve all heard about the rise of pet friendly hotels, where you can bring your own Fido and Fluffy without penalty. But some hotels have gone above and beyond when… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia
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Hotel With A Past: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia

Located in Williamsburg, Virginia, Kingsmill Resort is a large development with 425 hotel rooms, two championship golf courses, and a lazy river swimming pool. It seems a world away from… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Hotels Where You Can Warm Up in Cold Weather
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Luxe Lavs: Hotels Where You Can Warm Up in Cold Weather

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno went to non-traditional winter destinations, where cold weather can still be cool. They searched out great hotel bathrooms in former castles, mansions, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: The Status of Desks in Hotel Rooms
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Status of Desks in Hotel Rooms

For about twenty years, almost every time I’d check into a hotel room, I’d search for a functional desk. First off, I’d clear all the tent cards and other promotional… Read More…

Travel Tip: What Major Hotel Mergers Mean For You
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Travel Tip: What Major Hotel Mergers Mean For You

It happened with the airlines—there was a steady stream of mergers and consolidations. Just a few years ago, eight airlines competed to control about 88 percent of the domestic market…. Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Changes for Hotel Check Out Time

If necessity is the mother of invention, here’s an idea whose time has definitely come. A number of hotels are finally embracing some common sense when it comes to a… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Celebrating the Holidays in New York City
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Luxe Lavs: Celebrating the Holidays in New York City

Thinking of celebrating the holidays in New York City? You can check out the Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center, ice skating rinks, Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular, creative holiday window displays,… Read More…

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Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Room Rates Change in Major U.S. Cities

Most of you already know that air fares are going up, and in some cases, way up. Airlines have shrunk capacity and cut routes and flight frequencies in many markets…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Why It’s Illegal for Hotels to Block Wi-Fi Hotspots
Apps & Technology / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Why It’s Illegal for Hotels to Block Wi-Fi Hotspots

If you’re like me, what’s the first thing you do when you get to your hotel? After crawling around looking for an electrical socket to plug in your laptop, you… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Suites Where You Can Order Room Service for Thanksgiving
Luxe Lavs / Thanksgiving

Luxe Lavs: Suites Where You Can Order Room Service for Thanksgiving

Other than champagne, chocolate, and strawberries, one doesn’t normally associate eating with relaxing in the bathroom. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno discovered… Read More…