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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.

The 4 Best Cities for Golf Resorts

Hipmunk | Posted 07.03.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Whether you are looking to enjoy the ocean air at a links style golf course, or to accept the challenge of one of America's toughest courses, the US has plenty of incredible options for a golf vacation. In fact, of the 34,000 golf courses worldwide, over 15,000 are in the US.

Zihuatenejo: Still Mexico's Best Kept Secret

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

When I think of an ideal beach vacation, I think of a tropical climate with warm water, coconut palm trees, and soft sand. And when I think of great service, I think of raising a flag on my beachside palapa to signal I'm ready for another margarita and having it delivered moments later.

Customer Service Just Died; and Your Training Budget Killed It!

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

Once a month the CEO of a certain Five-Star resort company would return to the home office. A status meeting was always held. All vice presidents and middle management would attend either in person or via Skype.

5 Tips to Plan a Better Vacation

Dustin Jacobs | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Dustin Jacobs

With summer quickly approaching, the thought of a summer vacation may have crossed your mind. You may be thinking about location, activities to do and your budget.

You Better Belize It! Eight Fabulous Hotels in Belize

Oyster | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Between the scuba diving, zip-lining, horseback riding, and Mayan ruin exploration, travelers don't have to stick to lying out on the beach -- though that's fine too! Read on for eight of the most fabulous hotels in the gorgeous country of Belize!

The 10 Amazing Things to Do, Eat or Shop to Get Through the Rest Of Winter

Condiment | Posted 02.25.2015 | Style
Condiment

Though it's not always possible to escape the winter season -- even a getaway somewhere warm in the midst doesn't chase it entirely away -- there are some great ways to brighten up the dark days and cold nights of this time of the year.

Nestled in the Scottish Highlands Sits Crieff Hydro, a Victorian Spa

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 02.07.2015 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

As gray clouds rolled in on the setting afternoon sun in the Highlands of Scotland, a bagpiper stood guard at the entrance, ringing a melody in front of the Crieff Hydro hotel. Once a Victorian spa retreat built in 1868, the resort is just over an hour's drive from Glasgow.

Your Next Exotic Destination You Had No Idea About

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.11.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The city of Sochi in Russia is in the news still for the next two weeks, and many reports have created the impression that the city by the sea is the last place on Earth one would want to be. But Sochi might very well be on your bucket list of places to see before you die. Here is why.

Party Time In the Lost City: Winik Family Vacation

Marion Winik | Posted 03.23.2014 | Comedy
Marion Winik

(Note: This is the first in a series of 134 articles about the Atlantis resort I will be writing to fund my upcoming Visa bill.)

Maldive Islands: One by One

Sharon Hoge | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

While it may be the case that no man is an island, practically every resort in the Maldives is its own island, and they are exquisite destinations....

The Faithful Shopper: Best of 2013

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been an eventful year for all of us in the New York retail and fashion scene, from grand old friends such as Bergdorf Goodman and Macy's undergoi...

Trends in Resort Wear: The Mysterious Kaftan

Nova Lorraine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Nova Lorraine

What is the allure? Exotic, sensual and a definite must have! If you are fashionably minded, then the effortlessness of a kaftan is the confidence and beauty every woman needs in paradise.

Hotel Gyms With Great Views

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.25.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

We don't know how good you look at the gym, but we're always happier when people have something else to look at besides the uncoordinated klutz on the elliptical.

True Confessions of a Cabana Mama

Kari Haugeto | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

I'm not a hang-out-at-the-pool kinda mama. I don't like being hot. I burn. But I learned you can survive a whole day at the pool, even if you're not a "pool" person.

No Kids Allowed: The World's Top Five Adults-Only Retreats

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 05.26.2013 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

Maybe you don't have kids. Or maybe you do, but need an escape from a world of dirty diapers and dancing dinosaurs. If you're seeking relaxation and romance instead of rampaging rug rats, check out our top five destinations for adults only.

PHOTOS: Girlfriend Getaway On Gull Lake

Lisa McElroy | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

It's pretty rare that my best friend and I get away for our own mini-break, and it's even rarer that we get the chance to take on a new adventure. But if you've read any of my previous travel posts here on the blog, you know that if there is some kind of adventure sport to try, I'm going to try it.

WATCH: A Secret Celebrity Vacation Escape

Karen Schaler | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel
Karen Schaler

Celebrities usually have the inside track on the coolest places to go.

Palazzo Margherita: An Idyllic Getaway

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Palazzo Margherita, a restored 19th Century Italian Villa, is the latest addition to Francis Ford Coppola's collection of resorts. First built in 1892, the block-long palazzo embodies Italian elegance.

PHOTOS: Hotels With Jaw-Dropping Overwater Bungalows

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.07.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

From Bora Bora and Fiji to the Maldives, these overwater bungalows seem to float in the sea.

PHOTOS: Splashy Spring Break Hotels

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A bunch of new hotels have opened in sunny U.S. cities, just in time for spring break escapes.

PHOTOS: 10 Of The Snowiest Places In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.18.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

For those who love to ski -- as well as those who love to just sit on the couch staring out the window with a cup of cocoa in hand.

Spend Presidents Day Weekend At Mont Tremblant

The Ski Channel | Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel
The Ski Channel

You'll get to rip down the tube slalom run and be whisked back up by the neighboring magic carpet to do it all over again.

PHOTOS: Going Back In Time At A Remote Eco-Resort

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 04.04.2012 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

One of the most memorable experiences of my life, reminiscent of Marty McFLy traveling in his "Back To The Future" DeLorean, my visit to Nihiwatu in Sumba, Indonesia was truly a trip back in time.

The Faithful Shopper: Ready for Resorts

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.31.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Almost every one I know is ready for some sun and sand. Whether you're actively planning that beach vacation -- or just pretending you are -- our stores have everything you need.