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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.

Where to Recover After Coachella

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Sure, it's buckets of fun, but three days of music from noon to well beyond midnight with some 90,000 people in the blistering desert sun accompanied with oodles of booze, well, it takes its toll -- so here are six spectacularly serene spots to recoup after the marathon is over.

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.

6 Winter Games Getaways to Unleash Your Inner Olympian

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

The Sochi Winter Games are nearly over, but fervor is at a fever pitch (let's just say I've been Googling "where to learn bobsleigh").

5 Spring Break Beach Escapes for Families

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

'Tis the season when the kids are let out of school and looking to be entertained. Making it easy on moms and dads are these breezy-to-reach beach des...

9 Romantic Resorts Fit for Celeb Couples

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

From Gwyneth Paltrow's secret wedding spot to a private island resort perfect for Brad and Angelina, herein are nine fairy-tale destinations made for lovin'.

10 Fun-filled Friends' Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Valentine's Day isn't going anywhere, so we singletons (and it's complicated-tons) might as well go somewhere. During the flurry of February 14th is an ideal time to skip town and indulge in some unadulterated fun sans romantic pressure.

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).

Seven Game of Thrones-inspired Getaways

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.15.2013 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Fans of the HBO show: these castle-themed hotels in the fantasy series' filming locations of Ireland, Scotland, Morocco, Malta and Croatia are for you.

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.

10 Summer Cocktail Recipes From The Restaurants and Bars Of Luxury Hotels

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.08.2012 | Food
Joy Pecknold

A few fine hotels agreed to share what goes into their star summer sippers, so you could try mixing them up at home and whet your parched palates.

PHOTOS: 9 Must-See Luxury All-Inclusives

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

just because you don't want to bother dealing with a million receipts doesn't mean you can't have a modicum of quality.

Look the Part -- Travel Luggage for the Chic Jetsetter

Amy Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Amy Chan

You are a jetsetter with places to go and people to meet. So look the part. And just like your drink of choice, your luxury travel accessories can say a lot about you (well, at least the type of traveler you are).

I Left My Heart in San Francisco: Where to Eat, Stay and Play in San Francisco and Napa Valley

Amy Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Amy Chan

I always feel right at home when I visit San Francisco. The crisp, fresh air, the beautiful buildings and the unmistakably relaxed energy all remind me of the city I call home: Vancouver.