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Travel Tip: Hotels That Promise Total Isolation
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Travel Tip: Hotels That Promise Total Isolation

There’s getting away for a vacation, and then there’s really getting away to hotels that promise total isolation. Check out the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Finland. It’s located 155 miles… Read More…

Ayana Resort and Spa
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Digital Detox Resorts

If you really want to get away from it all, there are resorts that will not only help you do that, they’ll make you do that! It’s the latest in… Read More…

Travel Tip: Hotel Drip Pricing and What You Can Do About It
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Travel Tip: Hotel Drip Pricing and What You Can Do About It

This year, hotels in the U.S. will reap nearly $3 billion in fees from travelers. This is 8% higher than last year, and it’s only going to get worse.   … Read More…

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5 Haunted Hotels You May Not Know About in the United States

Are you ready for some paranormal activity this Halloween? Instead of all of the big haunted hotels you may have already heard of, such as The Stanley Hotel in Estes… Read More…

Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan
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Travel Tip: The World’s Oldest Hotels

Most hotels market themselves by location, by rate or by amenities. But a number of hotels–with great stories to tell–are simply selling histories. And the older, the better. In Freiberg,… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How to Trade Your Flight Ticket or Hotel Reservation

Have an unwanted birthday present or Christmas gift? There are websites to help you unload them. But what about travel? There are now a number of online platforms that let… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Hotel Aliases

Every time you check into a hotel, you’re asked to provide a valid ID. When it comes to celebrities and very public figures, hotels allow them to use aliases once… Read More…

Excess Baggage: Hotel Booking Mistakes
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Excess Baggage: Hotel Booking Mistakes

When you book a hotel room, do you go online?     I know you do. It’s easy. You can do it at three o’clock in the morning in your bathrobe. You don’t… Read More…

Travel Tip: No More Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles in Select Hotels
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Travel Tip: No More Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles in Select Hotels

As a frequent traveler, every time I go to a hotel, I’ve come to expect and actually look forward to a regular fixture inside my bathroom–those small little designer bottles… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Blocked Charges at Hotels

The next time you check into a hotel, beware of blocked charges and also be prepared for many hotels not disclosing either the policy or the amount of those blocked… Read More…

The Travel Detective: How to Book Group Travel
The Travel Detective

The Travel Detective: How to Book Group Travel

Whether you’re planning a wedding, a family reunion, or a girlfriend getaway, planning group travel can be confusing and stressful. I’m here to share some tips to help you get… Read More…

The Travel Detective: Hotel Bathrooms 
The Travel Detective

The Travel Detective: Hotel Bathrooms 

So what’s your idea of a great hotel? How do you define it? Do you start in the lobby, the bar, the restaurant or even the health club? I don’t… Read More…

Travel Tip: Pet-Centric Hotels
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Travel Tip: Pet-Centric Hotels

There are a growing number of pet-friendly hotels, the places that allow responsible guests to bring their dogs and cats. There are also pet-centric hotels, the places that already have… Read More…

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Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: An Update on Hotel Security Measures

More than six months after the tragic shooting massacre at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, has hotel security truly improved? The answer, sadly, is…not much. Some individual hotels… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ask About the Sprinklers
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Travel Tip: Ask About the Sprinklers

Many of you may remember the recent horrific Grenfell Towers fire in London and most recently, a fatal fire in an apartment at Trump Tower in New York. An initial investigation after… Read More…

Travel Tip: Destination Fees and What You Can Do About Them
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Travel Tip: Destination Fees and What You Can Do About Them

When it comes to hotel pricing, you’ve heard me talk before about some of the more insidious fees that hotels like to tack on over and above their quoted room… Read More…

Travel Deals: Best Places to Save After Spring Break
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Travel Deals: Best Places to Save After Spring Break

What’s the best thing about spring break being over?  The huge discounts that properties and destinations are rolling out to attract more business. If you didn’t get a chance to… Read More…

Travel Tip: High-Tech Hotels
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Travel Tip: High-Tech Hotels

As the travel world becomes increasingly tech-driven and connected, the hotel industry isn’t far behind. One of the biggest hotel openings in Las Vegas is the Nobu Hotel inside Caesars… Read More…

Surprise Location-Tracking Apps & Your Digital Security
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Surprise Location-Tracking Apps & Your Digital Security

Your smartphone might seem like a great way to log your exercise habits, keep up with friends online, or just pass the time with a game, but turns out those… Read More…