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Arm Wrestling the CIA

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

One of the good things about being the night desk clerk at a seedy hotel in Cambridge, Mass., is that you get to be invisible to most people. If you're looking for a place to disappear and still make a living, this is about as good a place as any.

I Love Hotels

William D. Chalmers | Posted 12.08.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I remember the first time--I stayed in a hotel. I was eight and my dad sent me on a mission to find ice. I have been in love with hotels ever since. I...

When Hotels and Motels Are Not at Their Best -- Pet Friendly or Not

Tricia Spencer | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Tricia Spencer

I love the scenery and the feel of a road trip, the away-from-it-all time with my husband and our animals, and especially the ability to spontaneously...

Road Trip on Route 66, Americana

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The original and legendary blue and red U.S. Route 66 signs have now faded to pink and dust, but let's not be blue about it, for the lavender Laundromats and rusting green tractors can still be spotted along the way.

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

PHOTOS: Florida's Era Of Technicolor Motels

Posted 03.04.2013 | Travel

Florida has always attracted a steady stream of sun seekers, but the beachcombers and the cities they visited looked exceedingly different only a half...

Dave Jamieson

Homeless Cling To Motels Outside Democratic Convention | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Doug Lutz had to pack up and leave his motel here last week, just as delegates and revelers were preparing to pour into town for th...

PHOTOS: Motel 6 Turns 50

Posted 04.12.2012 | Travel

Motel 6, the ubiquitous roadside stop that took its name from its original nightly rate, will turn 50 this year, marking a historic milestone for a co...

PHOTOS: Exposing A Sex Hotel

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel

I soon realized my error: He wasn't a police officer, but a full-blown pimp about to shake down a John.

I'm With Stupid: Good Night, and Don't Let the Bedbugs Paralyze

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

There are even some advantages to being bald and hairy at the same time. In the shower, if I only have one bathing product, I'm covered. Now, however, there's something else we can take pride in: "hairier skin may be the key to avoiding being bitten by bed bugs."

'We'll Leave The Light On For You': More Families Call Motels Home

Joel John Roberts | Posted 09.23.2011 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

If your family is homeless, an excursion to an off-the-road motel becomes a shelter from the harsh conditions of street life.

Do Bibles Belong in Hotel Rooms?

Paul Robert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paul Robert

In a motel room in Arizona I opened the bedstand drawer and was surprised to find something unusual: candy and a couple of condoms. I ate a piece of candy and wondered about the contents of bedstand drawers.

Real Estate Financing for Businesses and the New Secondary Market Will Create Jobs but the Dybbuk is in the Details

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

A new secondary market for the U.S. Small Business Administration's 504 loan program is up and running.

Inside Taiwan's Love Motels

GlobalPost | Jonathan Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gone are the days of scuzzy "rest" hotels, rented by the hour to furtive lovers....

Driven to Design

Todd Greene | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Greene

If you want to experience design, go off the beaten path, and be accepting of design that permits ease of use while you ponder the relationship we all share with it.

Americans Swap Homes For Hotels As Recession Continues

Reuters | Jason Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some Americans are swapping homes for motels as the ranks of the homeless swell during the recession, crowding out shelters and forcing cities and sta...