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New York City’s Newest Hotels

Make the most of your New York City visit by checking into one of the city’s newest properties during your next visit. From the luxurious Baccarat that opened this past spring to The Renwick NYC, which used to be a long-stay hotel sheltering artists, intellectuals and noted authors, these are the new hotels that’ll enhance your visit to the city this fall and winter: Read the rest of this entry

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Hotel Review: Unique Luxury Experience at The Norman Tel Aviv

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As the second largest city in Israel, Tel Aviv is known to be the country’s culture hub with modern lifestyle offerings. The city has a memorable nightlife scene, a range of cafes and restaurants of Mediterranean and international cuisine, architectural and historical gems throughout, and white sand beaches that visitors will never want to leave. There’s a number of different places to stay in Tel Aviv, but among them is the city’s newest luxury boutique hotel hotspot, The Norman Tel Aviv.

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Luxury Ski Travel with the St. Regis Deer Valley: Photo Diary

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While the 2015 Snowpocalypse covers the northeast, I look back at winter wonderland of my time in the mountains of Park City, Utah. While it is currently filled with the Sundance Film Festival goers, I got to experience a taste of mountain life with the luxurious St. Regis Deer Valley earlier this month during its fifth anniversary.  Read the rest of this entry

Texas Road Trip: Photo Diary

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Personal and professional travels have brought me to various parts of the U.S. and over international waters, but Texas wasn’t in my travel goals this year. Then when Best Western invited me on a road trip through The Lone Star State to experience a few of their properties and attend the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention, I thought there would be no better way to experience Texas and got onboard.

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Where To Stay In Provincetown

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Everyone should visit Provincetown, Massachusetts at least once, especially if you’re looking for a gay getaway in the north east coast that is not New York City nor Fire Island. I first visited a year ago during Memorial Day weekend, which wasn’t as crowded as during Independence Day weekend or the annual Carnival events (both great times to visit). Once you pick out when you want to visit P’town, you need to figure how to get there (and I already have a guide for that here) and where to stay. Lodging options range from seasonal guest houses to year-round hotels and resorts. Keep in mind the following when booking a stay (based on my article for Passport):

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Harbor Hotel Provincetown
Located at the end of Commercial (the main street in town) on the quieter and artful east side of P’town, the Harbor Hotel offers 129 modern guest rooms and suites decked out in green and turquoise. Amenities of this pet-friendly hotel include free Wi-Fi throughout the structure, parking on-site, and  a fire-pit (above) out in the front overlooking the sea. The hotel also offers a seasonal outdoor pool with Cabana Bar where several different cocktails and grill options are available. Inside the hotel’s lobby, you’ll find a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast (seasonal), an all-day coffee bar and the popular Whaler Lounge for more eats. 698 Commercial St. Tel: 508-487-1711. www.harborhotelptown.com

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Saving On A Last Minute Luxury Stay With HotelTonight

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If you’re a spontaneous traveler, you probably have the mobile booking app HotelTonight downloaded to your iPhone already, but If you haven’t yet you should right away to check out some of the fantastic last minute deals across the major cities and towns across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico.

When I went to London this winter on a press trip I was able to add a couple extra days to the trip and used one to try out the app first hand.  Before flying out, I searched the week before and the days leading to my departure to see what my options could be and where I might be staying. Hotels marked ‘Hip’ and ‘Luxe’ (other hotels categories include ‘Basic’, ‘Charming’ and ‘Solid’) ranged from the Heathrow airport area for $100-$150 for hotels such as the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow, the west side near Earls Court for around $200-250 for hotels such as the Belgraves – A Thompson Hotel, and Central London and SoHo for $200-$350 for hotels such as The May Fair.

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A Last Minute Surprise For The Preppy Dad: Vineyard Vines Suites

Forgot it’s Father’s Day this weekend? No worries, there still time to surprise dear old dad with a preppy  gift he’ll love; a stay at the new Vineyard Vines Suites.

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If you haven’t heard already, the nautical-inspired brand has partnered with Lark Hotels, a boutique hotel group with properties throughout coastal New England, to create guest suites at two Lark hotels: Captain Fairfield Inn in Kennebunkport and Nantucket’s 76 Main (which just opened it’s suite this week).

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Oasis Sens – Gays Up Cancun & Moves Past Spring Break

Forget what comes to mind right away when you think about this coastal Mexicana retreat off the Caribbean Sea. For years MTV—back when shows did not focus on teenage pregnancies and music video ruled the tube—portrayed Cancun as party central 24/7, showcasing the flocks of spring breakers. While that ‘party like there’s no tomorrow’ mindset does exist at the end of February and March during peak season of college visitors, they are not everywhere.

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My recent journey to the tropical destination proved that the spring break scene only exists if you go looking for it. If you’re partying leans toward that of the gay variety, you’re in the clear, as the gay downtown scene was filled with locals and various traveling gays who are were not as rambunctious as your typical college boys and girls.

While downtown Cancun has most of the gay clubs, many come for fun in the sun at oceanfront stays. Leading a new gay hotel revolution of the sorts is the freshly renovated and rebranded Oasis Sens from the Oasis Hotels family, a chain of ten hotels and resorts in Cancun.

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