Category: Lodging

Ace Hotel & Swim Club Palm Springs

I honestly don’t know where to begin when it comes to the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs. Legendary and iconic are some words that come to mind when I think about this hot spot. In 2019, the chain is celebrating 20 years and this location is celebrating 10 years. After all this

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ibis Hotel Chain: The Great Budget Option you Haven’t Heard Of

When planning a trip abroad, it can be hard to decide where to stay. Especially if you’re trying to save money! I’m an American, so when I see hotels like Best Western or Holiday Inn, I know what to expect. But when arranging a foreign itinerary and an unfamiliar name pops up everywhere, it would

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Hotel Review: Gasthof Butz in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Visiting Rothenburg ob der Tauber last October was like time travel, but the guesthouse that Doug and I stayed in had all the modern conveniences. Gasthof Butz was set in a wonderful central location just one alley away from the Marktplatz, or Rotheburg ob der Tauber main square. Location Gasthof Butz is situated in a

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Hotel Review: Alt-Ringlein in Bamberg, Germany

Hotel Alt Ringlein in Bamberg

Of the two hotels we booked in Germany, Alt-Ringlein was my favorite. It was old and picturesque with heavy dark beams lining the ceilings and halls. We took a tiny elevator and then twisted and turned down at least 3 hallways before we arrived at our room. Our circuitous route made it clear that we

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Hotel Review: NYX Hotel in Prague

In the beginning stages of planning my recent Europe trip, deciding where we would physically be on which dates was somewhat stressful. Once everything clicked into place, however, it was easy to fill in the blanks, beginning with Prague. We flew into Czechia and kicked our trip off in style at the NYX Hotel Prague.

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California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

California is known for its diverse terrain, including arid deserts, lush forests, and fine beaches. Here are some of California’s best beach towns, from north to south. You’ll find a couple of the characteristics that set each town apart as well as hotel recommendations for when you plan your trip.  The rest of this post

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Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Each year, my husband and I travel for our anniversary. It’s more fun and exciting than giving material gifts—travel and experience are more meaningful. Sometimes it’s an epic trip like Europe (2012 and 2016), but other times it’s a weekend getaway (Tijuana 2017). This year, we pulled up the old Southwest Destination Finder and booked

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Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Funny story: today I was using the Southwest Destination Finder to look up how far my Rapid Rewards miles would get me, and thinking about getting my pale booty down to Cabo San Lucas this summer. I’d abandoned my search to do some housework when my friend texted me, asking for recommendations on where to

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