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Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now
Airlines & Airports / Budget Travel / CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations / Trains

Trains, Planes, & Hotels: Where You Can Find Travel Deals Right Now

It happens every four years leading up to a U.S. presidential election—domestic and international travel tends to drop off as Americans stay home. This year, we’ve also experienced global disruptions such… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Warm Locations Where You Can Beat the Winter Blues
Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Warm Locations Where You Can Beat the Winter Blues

With cold weather and holiday vacation fast approaching, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno set out to find year-round warm weather destinations that can thaw the chill and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare
Airlines & Airports / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Websites that Can Help You Save on Hotels & Airfare

Are you looking to save money on both hotels and airline tickets when you  travel? Two new services are offering innovative ways to beat hotels and airlines at their own… Read More…

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Loyalty Program is the Most Generous?
Hotels & Accommodations / Mileage & Reward Programs / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Which Hotel Loyalty Program is the Most Generous?

While the airlines are making their frequent flyer programs tougher—both in earning miles and then trying to redeem them—many hotels seem to be making their frequent stay programs easier to… Read More…

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Culinary Travel / Luxe Lodgings / Thanksgiving

8 Hotels Where You Can Stay & Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is the time for family, friends, and delicious food while gathering around the table in gratitude for all that is good. Home is where the heart is. This year,… Read More…

8 Can’t-Miss Hotel Rooftop Bars You Can Visit Around the World
Luxe Lodgings

8 Can’t-Miss Hotel Rooftop Bars You Can Visit Around the World

Who doesn’t love to accompany their cocktail with an amazing view? Luxe Lodgings contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natlalie Compagno discovered eight indoor and outdoor rooftop bars at high end hotels… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?
Eco Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?

Just about every hotel takes a public position that it is green, and in many cases it even claims it’s sustainable. But more often than not, it comes down to… Read More…

Hotel With A Past: The Omni Homestead Resort
Hotels & Accommodations / Hotels With A Past

Hotel With A Past: The Omni Homestead Resort

There are many hotels that claim to have a history. But The Omni Homestead Resort actually made history. The Homestead is the first resort in the United States. In fact,… Read More…

Is Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Hurting His Hotel Empire?
CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations

Is Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign Hurting His Hotel Empire?

To what extent has Donald Trump’s presidential campaign impacted his hotel empire? See Peter Greenberg’s report from Washington, D.C. today on CBS This Morning. For more of Peter Greenberg’s reports… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Inclusive are All-Inclusive Resorts?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Inclusive are All-Inclusive Resorts?

What do the words “all-inclusive” mean to you? In theory, you pay once for a vacation experience at a hotel or resort, and then everything else is included. This would… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn
Fall / Halloween / Luxe Lavs / USA

Luxe Lavs: Setting the Mood for Autumn

Each autumn, travelers around the country journey to see the leaves changing color and to get into the spirit of the season. This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and… Read More…

Unique Art You Can Find in Hotels Around the World
Culture / Luxe Lodgings

Unique Art You Can Find in Hotels Around the World

Hotel design can be considered an art form all on its own. Art by definition is personal, using creative skill and imagination to then give life to a painting, sculpture or… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: 6 Over-the-Top Hotel Pools
Luxe Lavs / Summer

Luxe Lavs: 6 Over-the-Top Hotel Pools

This month, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno moved from the bathtub to an even larger body of water—the swimming pool. Here are six hotel pools with astonishing… Read More…

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel
Hotels & Accommodations / Money, Currency & Credit / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Using a Credit Card When You Check In to a Hotel

When you check in to a hotel, you’re probably already used to the routine. You walk up to the front desk and announce yourself as having a reservation. Generally, the… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Problem with Travel Buzzwords

I’m one of those cynics who worries about the continued application of the latest buzzwords to promote travel experiences. More often than not, these words are—even with the best of… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Bathrooms on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Bathrooms on Cruise Ships

Summer is all about the ocean. Whether sitting by the beach or sailing the seas, it’s common for people to flock to the shores—or cruise ships. This month, Luxe Lavs… Read More…

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships

The next time you go to a big resort or sail on a large cruise ship, you might be initially interested to hear about all the signature restaurants: Italian, French,… Read More…

What You Should Know About Personal Safety in Hotels
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Safety

What You Should Know About Personal Safety in Hotels

Your personal safety in hotels is your responsibility—and it all starts at the front desk. If the front desk clerk verbally announces your room number when handing you your key,… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Do You Choose a Hotel Brand?
Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Do You Choose a Hotel Brand?

When you make a hotel reservation, how do you shop for that hotel room? Do you search by brand, or do you search by price? Will you book a Hilton,… Read More…