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Winter / Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Luxe Lavs: Romantic Hotels for Ski Lovers

This winter, colder-than-average temperatures have dominated a large portion of the country, resulting in an abundance of snow. It’s a great time for devout ski and snow lovers to take… Read More…

Crimson Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine’s Day
Luxe Lavs / Valentine's Day

Crimson Hotel Bathrooms for Valentine’s Day

Red, the color of blood, fire, and rubies, is frequently associated with love, passion, desire, longing, and romance. To honor Valentine’s Day, Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst found four hotel… Read More…

Demand Grows for Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Winter

Demand Grows for Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships

Cruising is one of the fastest growing categories in the travel industry. Within that sector, luxury cruising is seeing the fastest growth in its history. Travelers are looking for five-star… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Spending Christmas Day in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California / Christmas

Ask A Concierge: Spending Christmas Day in Los Angeles

Whether you celebrate traditionally or not, Christmas Day is recognized as a day off to spend time with our families. But with so many businesses closed, it can be tricky… Read More…

Tools for the Traveler: The Best Last-Minute Gifts are Always Books
Travel Tools / Christmas / Travel Books

Tools for the Traveler: The Best Last-Minute Gifts are Always Books

Travel books are what travelers want when they’re not traveling—they thirst for knowledge and love the latest tips. If you’re running out of time, you can head to a local… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Forests of Christmas Lights in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California / Christmas

Ask A Concierge: Forests of Christmas Lights in Los Angeles

If you’re spending time in Los Angeles this holiday season, Sarah Dandashy of Ask A Concierge is highlighting a few attractions you won’t want to miss. In addition to ice… Read More…

Warm Weather Resorts You Can Visit This Holiday Season
Winter / Christmas / Luxe Lodgings

Warm Weather Resorts You Can Visit This Holiday Season

This time of year always brings to mind holiday cheer and gift-giving, with hopes that one of those gifts includes a warm vacation. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela Fairhurst searched the… Read More…

Ask A Concierge: Ice Skating Rinks in Los Angeles
Ask A Concierge / California / Christmas

Ask A Concierge: Ice Skating Rinks in Los Angeles

Are you visiting Los Angeles this winter? While the temperature will be warmer than the rest of the country, you will still be able to find a few opportunities to… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ski Resorts With Free Perks
Travel Tips / Winter

Travel Tip: Ski Resorts With Free Perks

It’s almost ski season, but what you pay for lift tickets, ski rentals, and après-ski cocktails might destroy your travel budget. A number of ski resorts are now throwing in… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Winter

Travel Tip: Survey Finds the Best Winter Travel Destinations for 2017

With winter and cold weather approaching, it’s time to select the best winter holiday destinations. The finance website WalletHub looked at 60 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas and then… Read More…

Haunted Hotels & Halloween Events Around the Country
Halloween / Luxe Lodgings / USA

Haunted Hotels & Halloween Events Around the Country

With fall upon us, the weather is cooling off, the leaves are changing, the days are shortening, and creatures begin restlessly stirring for the Halloween season. Luxe Lodgings contributor Angela… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Pink Hotels for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fall / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Pink Hotels for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Since 1985, October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month with pink as its international ribbon color. These Pink Palaces carry the color year-round, but can serve as a reminder that… Read More…

Tools For The Traveler: Where to Go During the Last Days of Summer
Travel Tools / Destinations / Summer

Tools For The Traveler: Where to Go During the Last Days of Summer

Contributing writers Natalie Compagno and Greg Freitas find the best Tools for the Traveler each month, mapping out the most efficient ways to see a destination and the best techniques… Read More…

Last-Minute Labor Day Deals
Travel Deals / Labor Day / USA

Last-Minute Labor Day Deals

Saying farewell to summer is always bittersweet, but why not end the season with a memorable getaway with family and friends for Labor Day weekend? Whether you want to partake… Read More…

How Millennials are Helping RVs Make a Comeback
Adventure Travel & Sports / Summer / CBS News / National Parks

How Millennials are Helping RVs Make a Comeback

Camping has historically been a great barometer for the American economy. Low unemployment leads to discretionary spending for things like camping. Kampgrounds of America (KOA) reports sales for camping are… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Destinations / Halloween

Travel Tip: How You Can Learn About History Through Cemetery Tourism

Ever hear about a destination everyone is dying to get in? With all puns intended, welcome to the grave new world of cemetery tourism. Graveyard tourists, who call themselves taphophiles,… Read More…

What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend
Airlines & Airports / Car Travel / CBS News / Fourth of July

What to Expect if You’re Traveling for the Fourth of July this Weekend

Are you traveling this year for the Fourth of July? AAA estimates that 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this weekend, which is 1.25 million more travelers than last… Read More…

15 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July Around the Country
Fourth of July / USA

15 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July Around the Country

Every year, the Fourth of July brings parades, barbecues, music, and of course, fireworks. It also brings with it the uncertainty of what event to attend. With so many Independence Day… Read More…

Travel Tip: Popular Summer Travel Destinations
Travel Tips / Destinations / Summer

Travel Tip: Popular Summer Travel Destinations

Where are you thinking of traveling this summer? In the wake of terrorist incidents overseas, a review of our travel plans by Allianz Global Assistance found that we may be… Read More…