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8 Family Getaways for Spring Break

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The eight North American and European properties herein all have suites and extras to accommodate kids, but offer starkly different settings and experiences. Poll the clan and make your choice.

10 Luxurious Health and Wellness Escapes

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Breaking out of bad habits can be a whole lot easier when you leave regular life behind, especially if you chart a course for one of these 10 hotels and resorts with serious health and wellness programs to help. Raw food or wine therapy? Take your pick.

7 London Hotel Bars For A Holiday Drink

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's a special experience to be had hitting up the city's hotel bars.

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.

6 Chic Cities for Long Weekend Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Summer's over, but the fun needn't fade -- it's weekend warrior season.

11 Spectacular Spots for Fall Foliage

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Summer is a swell season, but throwing on a cozy sweater, pouring some hot cocoa in a travel mug and meandering along a woodland trail lined with trees changing hues isn't so bad either. Hello, Fall. To make the transition easier, park yourself at a property where plenty of nature is on the doorstep -- here 11 spectacular spots for autumn, from New York to Norway.

11 Rooftop Hotel Bars for Hot Summer Nights

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

With summer in full effect, raise a glass and raise the roof -- quite literally -- it's peak season for rooftop patio-ing. As such, I've rounded-up 11 favorites at luxury hotels from Laguna Beach to Bangkok.

10 Cool Pools Around the World

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.05.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Most pools are cool, technically speaking, but some are a whole heck of a lot cooler than others and luxury hotels are home to some of the coolest.

10 Luxury Hotels For Long Weekends

Joy Pecknold | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's always a long weekend on the horizon, so here's 10 of the best places across four regions -- North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific -- for a short but sumptuous escape where you're guaranteed to get spoiled rotten.

Five Glam Getaways for Mother's Day

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

For a significant part of a child's life, a mother acts as a one-woman concierge, chauffeur, maid, cook, and more. So the least her offspring (with some help from dad, perhaps) can do is to return the favor, and I say take it up a notch and bring in the hotel professionals.

8 Other Great Emerald Isles

Joy Pecknold | Posted 05.17.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I have nothing but leprechaun love for Ireland, but around St. Patrick's Day it's still a little too chilly there for my liking, which has me dreaming of balmier emerald isles.

20 Coziest Countryside Getaways in North America and Europe

Joy Pecknold | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

A drop in temperature isn't all bad though, because it means cuddling up to a fire and sipping hot cocoa (or something stiffer).

Professional Travelers Share Their 2013 Itineraries

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

So many places to see, so little time. To help make planning a great escape in the new year more breezy and less run-of-the-mill, a few travel bloggers and I chime in on the destinations that top our 2013 travel bucket lists.