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The Chef, the Designer, the Dish and the Location: Thai-ing Up at The Palace Downtown Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.08.2015 | Travel
E. Nina Rothe

Dubai -- like the Manhattan of Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat -- is a land of visionaries and pioneers, but also a megalopolis that is achieving its stellar place on the jet setting world map at dizzying speeds.

Austin's Most Innovative Executive Chefs

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 10.23.2015 | Taste
Deborah Stachelski

Not only is it a place of abundant creativity, but the Austinite culture itself encourages and embraces innovation, challenging chefs to stay ahead of the curve by putting out dishes that feature ingredients in a new way.

Retail Chatter #10

June Haynes | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
June Haynes

The common thread for a retailer, hotelier or restaurant is great service and experience; therefore, in the Caribbean, the challenge is keeping the core values consistent with its international counterparts.

Don't Lose Your Reservation - Here's How

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.18.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Despite the sophisticated technology used in today's reservation systems -- or maybe because of it -- data goes missing from time to time. Fortunately, there are ways to recover your reservation and salvage your trip.

Want To Sleep In 'The World's Largest Grave'? AirBNB To The Rescue

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 10.16.2015 | Weird News

If all those Donald Trump costumes this year aren't scary enough, consider AirBNB's once-in-a-lifetime contest to spend Halloween night in the P...

How To Do Venice Beach Like A Local

Spot | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel

"Venice is unlike any place I've ever lived. I love that you can't stereotype Venice residents by a certain set of qualities because you come across quite the mix of characters on any given day... Everyone coexists in this crazy, creative little town which only adds to its charm."

Why Travel Companies Don't Trust You

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Travelers say they're distrustful of companies for other reasons, too. Maybe they've been on a flight that was delayed by "weather" even when conditions were clear on both ends. Or maybe they've been told a hotel is sold out, even though rooms are still available on third-party sites.

Why Matt Bomer And Lady Gaga Felt So Comfortable With Each Other In Their Gruesome 'AHS' Scene

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Entertainment

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5 Airport Hotels You'd Actually Want to Stay In

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Juliana Shallcross, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy CitizenM The idea of being shuttled to the airport-adjacent hotel due to a layover or a fligh...

Asylum: What You Should Know Before Applying

Umar Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Umar Akbar Ahmed

The United States offers protections to individuals who have suffered persecution, or fear that they will suffer persecution, due to their race, religion, national origin, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Six Luxury Hotel Photography Details to Seduce Your Senses

Michelle Chaplow | Posted 09.17.2015 | Travel
Michelle Chaplow

Hotel photography is all about visual temptation, you really don´t need to see the whole spa, room, or pool to get the urge to pack your case and go ...

Your Hotel Is Under Construction -- Now What?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.03.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Even the best-laid plans sometimes fall apart. Construction can take longer than expected. Amenities might be unavailable. That's hardly unique to a renovation effort.

5 Tips to Avoid Hotel Scammers

MoneyTips | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel

It is possible to save significant money by booking hotels online, but just make sure you know whom you are dealing with. As the old saying goes, "If it looks too good to be true, it probably is."

Providence's Local Secrets: A Beautiful Local Guide

Global Yodel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

"After your meal I'd say it's time for a stroll along the canal, ending up at the RISD campus where you can explore their museum and the elusive RISD Nature Lab, but shhhh, don't disturb the furiously sketching foundation students."

Why Your CEO Needs to be Tweetin'

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Twitter's information is in real time, fast moving and can be customized to appeal to specific demographics. It makes me wonder why more C-Suite executives from the hospitality industry aren't using Twitter to reach a broader audience.

Are Mandatory Resort Fees Here to Stay?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.15.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Resort fees appear to be proliferating -- and increasing. Only a few years ago, it was uncommon to find a hotel with a resort fee higher than $20 a night, and they were limited to resort areas like Las Vegas and Orlando. Today, they're everywhere.

Q&A With Rooftop Film Club Founder Gerry Cottle Jnr.

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 07.07.2015 | New York
J.L. Sirisuk

New York City possesses one of the most breathtaking and distinct skylines in the word. For remarkable views of the city, one of the best rooftop terraces in New York City belongs to YOTEL in Midtown Manhattan, which is home to a series of screenings this summer by the Rooftop Film Club.

Ways to Save Money on a Last-Minute Summer Trip

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Jason Alderman

Start with a notion that's a bit counter-intuitive. To become an effective travel bargain hunter, planning is essential. In fact, embrace travel as a hobby, looking for tricks, techniques and current online resources to keep abreast of the best last-minute deals. Here's how to begin.

Looking for Vegan Food? Check out These 5 Hotels

Hipmunk | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel

From hotels that keep sustainability in mind, to those that prioritize easy access to vegan-friendly meals (free of any animal products), we've found five places to stay from California to South Africa that will not disappoint.

6 Hotels That Give You Great Club Access

Hipmunk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel

Sometimes you just want to dance. And sometimes you just want an epic night out without, well, actually having to go out. These hotels make it easy to enjoy a top notch clubbing experience without venturing far from the comfort of your guest room. Because who needs cabs anyway?

Puerto Rico's Top Five Foodie Secrets

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Over the last decade, Puerto Rico has become the Culinary Capitol of the Caribbean. The key to Travel on your Tongue, is "go where the tourists ain't," to find the authentic flavors that will make you drool long after you get back home. You won't find these places on your own. Luckily, I'm here to help.

The Ghost Hotel -- Hotel Booking Fraud Raises Its Ugly Head

Dane Steele Green | Posted 07.21.2015 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

Woo-hoo! You are all set for your vacation! The bags are packed, the plane tickets bought; you even lined up somebody to water the fichus. And of course, you booked the swanky hotel. Or did you?

How Much Is a Hotel Going to Cost You This Summer?

Hipmunk | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel

One of the best ways to save money on a trip is to visit a vacation destination in a slightly off-peak season. That might mean visiting a ski resort in early spring, a winery in late fall, or a beach town just before the summer rush starts.

The Scam Every Traveler Should Know About

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When it comes to booking a hotel online, what you see isn't always what you get. Christina Daves knows. On several occasions, she's shopped for a h...

The Secret Language of Hotel Staff Is Your New Vacation Entertainment

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A short glossary of the behind-the-scenes lingo used by bellhops, cleaning staff and concierge at your favorite hotels.