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10 Questions: Pierre Zreik, The Allison Inn & Spa

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Pierre Zreik, of The Allison Inn & Spa in Oregon.

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Father’s Day Getaways Inspired by Iconic Film Characters

Lots of dads make sacrifices to give their kids the best life possible. A large number opted not to be CIA assassins or treasure hunters, because it would take them away from home too much and stress out their spouse. To thank them for not living the wild lives of the movie characters they love—Jason Bourne and Indiana Jones, for example—take them on an great escape befitting their idol. Herein, five famous ones to spark a dad-bonding sojourn.

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Spotlight: Where Good Taste Lives in Sin City

In a city resplendent with gourmet dining and endless entertainment options, it takes a lot to stand out; to separate one’s self from the throng. At The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, expectations are exceeded thanks to the presence of a live music venue, one of the city’s hippest nightclubs and a variety of dining establishments. Read on as we dive deep into the array of dining choices available to guests.

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The List: Copa America 2016 Destination Guide

A veritable galaxy of soccer stars takes to fields across the United States this summer for a unique tournament to find the best team in the Americas. The Copa America is usually contested between South American sides. As 2016 marks the centenary of the competition, a special, one-off tournament will be held that includes the best sides from North, Central and South America. Tournament games will take place across 10 host cities, so we’re taking a look at the venues and cities and sharing a little inspiration on where to stay along the way.

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The Chef’s 8: Chris Cummer, Andaz Wall Street

In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf wrote “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” In that spirit, we’re picking the brains of those who make the latter happen: Chefs. Next in our series is Chris Cummer of Andaz Wall Street.

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Trip Tips: 6 US National Parks to Visit in 2016

There are 84 million acres of protected national parkland in the U.S., and this year the National Park Service (they take care of it all) celebrates its Centennial. April 16 to 24, 2016 makes it even more enticing to visit one of the 400 parks with free admission. To narrow down the choices, here are six picks across the country with corresponding plush accommodation for those who don’t care to camp.

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Spotlight: Kimpton Style in the Sunshine State

Through a dedication to personalized service and the boutique feel of their 60 plus locations, Kimpton Hotels have been building quite the reputation in the hospitality world. Combine this with a little rest and relaxation in the Sunshine State and it’s easy to see why their Florida locations have been earning rave reviews. We take a closer look at Kimpton’s Kiwi Collection portfolio in Florida.

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The List: Spring Break Fun in the Sun

Sun and water—be it ocean or pool—makes the quintessential Spring Break combo. Whether it’s Southern California, Florida or another warm weather staple, a week spent drinking cocktails and rubbing shoulders with beautiful people is the perfect tonic for the winter blues. Covering all the old favorites, we line up nine choice destination hotels for Spring Break.

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The List: Chasing Winter Sun in the Sunshine State

While those in more northern climes are putting on winter tires and wrapping up warm, the locals in Florida are putting on another layer of sunscreen and wrapping themselves in a beach towel. It’s all too easy to picture one’s self relaxing under a swaying palm in the middle of December and the Sunshine State offers the perfect venue for a winter escape. Read on as we share some of our favorite winter sun destinations in Florida.

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Trip Tips: The Lowdown on Snow at 10 Major Ski Resorts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Ski season. Yes, Christmas too, which is really just a time-off opportunity so one can hit the slopes. With the resorts open and the snow starting to accumulate, here’s the 411 on who’s got the biggest base and most runs open, from Aspen to Zermatt, not to mention where to rest those ski legs for the night.

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