Some of us dream of escaping into the outdoors, but without all the twisting of tent poles, all those roots and rocks pressing against your spine. Here we present seven hotels that take most of the rough edges off the camping experience.
When it's time to really get away, there's nothing quite like the intimacy of a place all your own. These one- and two-room hotels run the gamut from a rural New Zealand farmhouse to a royal Roman residence, and they all come with maximum privacy.
The surf is always up somewhere. Whether it's a sandy little casita in a far-flung Mexican backwater or a high-gloss resort on the cliffs of Santa Catarina you're after, these eight surf hotels can all put you on a wave.
With winter upon us in the northern hemisphere, it's time to warm up with some of our favorite hotel hearths. Because whether you're high in the Alps or at the heart of a city, there's nothing quite like sitting by the fire.
The arms race to wire hotel rooms with the latest, highest-tech toys means there's no shortage of options for the gadget geek, the telecommuter or even the gamer. But the best hotels go further than simply plugging in the newest electronics.