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New Orleans: 8 Things to Do in NOLA

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.02.2016 | Travel
Dwight Brown

New Orleans is such a culturally rich city. It's no wonder its citizens love, support and attend the New Orleans Film Festival. Take their lead. Plan ...

Don't Pack It, Rent It: You Might Want To Have These Items Delivered

Map Happy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Everyone loves having a meal delivered to their hotel room from the onsite restaurant. Room service is a quintessential perk when traveling. This pos...

Why You Might Want To Think Twice About Using Airbnb Internationally

Map Happy | Posted 03.10.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

Because I understand the pitfalls of traveling internationally (there are so many things that can go wrong) and the weakness of some of Airbnb's claim...

The Best Place to Take a Business Call on the Run

Map Happy | Posted 02.16.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

Need to make a business call while you're running between meeting locations? Look for these quiet spaces when a Starbucks just won't do. This post or...

10 Outrageous Properties You Can Rent on Vacation

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.25.2017 | Travel
SmarterTravel

From a treehouse in the middle of Atlanta to a 4,000-square-foot pool property in Turks and Caicos, these are some of the world's most outrageous prop...

The Only Way to Avoid Hilton's Sneaky Cancellation Fee

Map Happy | Posted 01.27.2017 | Travel
Map Happy

Update: Please note that Hilton is no longer running the trial. Statement from Hilton PR below: At Hilton, we are always testing new initiatives and...

The Remote Iceland Lighthouse You Can Sleep In  --  This Fall Only

Spot | Posted 09.14.2016 | Travel
Spot

It's called Dyrhólaey lighthouse, Iceland, and it's a solitary, century-old lighthouse on a cliff overlooking a black beach that stretches farther than you can fathom. It's a primal, elemental landscape that will make you feel as if you're teetering on the end of the earth.

8 Hotel Booking Hacks Every Traveler Needs to Know

Thrillist | Posted 05.21.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

Sure, you know how to book a hotel on your own because you've got a credit card and the Internet. But chances are you're not booking a hotel as well or as cheaply as you could. To turn you from hotel amateur to hotel pro, we've probed the minds of lodging experts to hear their tips on saving the most money and maximizing every hotel stay you book.

The Future of Access in Hotels Is in the Design

Eric Lipp | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Eric Lipp

Access and inclusion for hotel and lodging changed forever in 2010. That year proved to be a very defining year for hotels and accessibility for people with disabilities. The US Department of Justice issued new standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Is Airbnb Really Better Than Staying at a Hostel?

Map Happy | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

In the six years since Airbnb launched, the company has pretty much managed to redefine budget traveling. Since then, I've played the role as both host and guest in several countries and cities, with, more often than not, mixed feelings.

How Airbnb Will Change the Way You Travel

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 01.20.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Michael and I have been on the road for over three years now with no fixed address, yet people still ask us where we call home. We finally have a good answer: we live at Airbnb.

10 Hotel Fees To Watch Out For

Shermans Travel | Posted 11.25.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel Has this ever happened to you? You think you're getting a great hotel deal, only later you discover that everythi...

The Envelope Please: A Great Idea That Should Be Passed On

Susan Danish | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Susan Danish

One of the hidden strengths of the nonprofit world is our ability to come up with a great idea that, because of its compelling emotional logic, allows people to change the way they view a situation --- and, in doing so, make a big collective impact.

Could These Be America's Most Exclusive Hotel Rooms?

Benjamin Solomon | Posted 10.01.2014 | Travel
Benjamin Solomon

But none of these things are what make the Game Creek Chalet one of Colorado -- if not the world's -- most exclusive hotel rooms. It's that Game Creek Chalet is located almost eight miles from the nearest town. Eight miles and, oh, 2,000 vertical feet.

10 Stunning Hotels in Unexpected Places

Fodor's | Posted 09.28.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

While cities such as Shanghai, Dubai, and Toronto have long been known for their futuristic-looking hotels, they've hardly cornered the market on cutt...

Alternative Lodging Options for Retirees Who Travel

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're willing to do a little research and preplanning, there are a number of ways you can lower (or eliminate) your travel-lodging costs and live more like a local when you travel. Here are some different options to consider and some resources that can help you locate them.

The Best Hotel Porches In America

Fodor's | Posted 08.30.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Porches have a way of adding that homey touch to hotels, and they're an ideal spot to sit and soak up the view, preferably while leaning back in an Ad...

Goodbye, And Good Riddance, To The Hotel Minibar

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.02.2014 | Business

Say good-bye to the $10 hotel-room Diet Coke. Hotel minibars are falling out of favor with travelers and hotels. Mini-bar sales dropped a stunning ...

Festival Season Travel Tips

Travelzoo | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Festival season has kicked off for the year, with events nationwide inspiring music and comedy fans, foodies and travelers to hit the road this spring and summer. The best way to enjoy the shows is to do a little planning beforehand.

A History Lover's Guide to the Shenandoah Valley

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 05.13.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Katherine Flynn Old Town Winchester is home to the vibrant Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, which earned a place on the National Register ...

10 Things to Do in Hotels Besides Sleep

Anneli Rufus | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Anneli Rufus

How can we make the best of hotels? What can we do there? Sleeping is obvious, but here are 10 more things that I have either done in hotels or have fantasized about doing, and still might do.

Are You in the Mood for Love? Five Chicago Valentine Getaway Options That Could Sweep You Off Your Feet

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.10.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I used to be slightly cynical about Valentine's Day; but, over the years, I have come to embrace it. If you feel the same and can get beyond the plethora of red hearts everywhere, here are some sexy-sweet treat options for romantic getaways this Valentine's Day

When Did Traveling Become So Exhausting?

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Traveling used to be so easy. I remember throwing a change of underwear and a few clean shirts into a backpack and just taking off. Not anymore.

PHOTOS: Are These The World's Best Inns?

Posted 11.12.2012 | Travel

BedandBreakfast.com has announced its annual awards for achievements in innkeeping, and the winners this year are a highly diverse group of lodgings a...

PHOTOS: The World's Coolest Boat Hotels

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 12.09.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

From small and scrappy vessels to big barges, boats of all stripes have inspired unique accommodations.