We don't mean the Casper-the-ghost kind. We're talking Vigo the Carpathian, The Ring kinda ghost scares.
Visiting Russia three times in 2014 as the Ukraine crisis unfolded was insightful. For current events, but also for a look at what sites are being restored, opened and primed for tourists.
You could just order plenty of these small plate dishes and be very happy with cold beer or a good wine.
Food can often be a major focus of a trip; it's hardly uncommon for the taste connoisseurs among us to plan a foodcation. And in our opinion, it should all start with your hotel.
Like many of the Park Hyatt hotels around the world, the Park Hyatt Zurich paid special attention to the 91 pieces in its art collection, which is hung throughout the public spaces in its 6-story building.
We've seen many hotels that offer a small shelf of loaner books, but these hotels went above and beyond in creating a literary oasis for their guests.
Napa is certainly not known for being cheap -- and if you're booking some last minute flights to get away for Columbus Day, well, better stick to bread and water for dinner tonight (or the rest of the month, really). But at least we can help you out with finding some value-packed hotels.
Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it's hard to define the word "cool." And even harder to apply the label to hotels, when "cool" could mean historic, or trendy, or that the place is actually a decommissioned Coast Guard helicopter with a full-service bar... in your room!
If you're hoping to channel Harry Potter on your next trip, the Wizard Chamber at London's Georgian House is full of wizardly goodness: from a "cauldron" by the fireplace, to an owl figurine by the bed, from old-fashioned luggage under the bed, to "potions" in the bathroom. Just BYO-W(and).
Master suites should engage our senses, relax our bodies and rejuvenate our souls among other things! However, generally speaking the master bedroom is the area that we "design last"! It's our sanctuary and should be reclaimed as one.
It has probably happened to everyone at least once: That charming B&B or upscale hotel turns out to be not quite as advertised when you see it in person.
If you'd prefer a "trick" rather than a "treat" this Halloween, consider a weekend getaway to a haunted hotel. A quick Google search will reveal that almost every region has one, so pack your bags and head to one nearby for a weekend of ghost hunting.
That box of Lilliputian bottles is there to tempt you after a long day of travel, but you don't have to sell yourself short. With a few extra ingredients pinched from the breakfast buffet or coffee cart, you can craft a hotel room cocktail well worth drinking.
Fall travel has a lot to recommend it: mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and shoulder-season rates. So what are the most popular destinations for autumn escapes?
These days, more and more hotels are catering to the ever-growing crowd that seeks a home-away-from-home vibe by offering guests super-sized suites with tricked-out amenities.
Summer's over, but the fun needn't fade -- it's weekend warrior season.