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The List: 10 Bike-Friendly Hotels

Inexpensive and good for both one’s health and the environment, cycling has never been hotter. The rise in ridership has lead to bike share programs and dedicated lanes, making many cities much easier to navigate on two wheels rather than four. In tune with the trend, innovative hotels are offering bike-friendly amenities and services to help guests better explore their surrounds—be it beach towns or wine country. Herein, we highlight ten.

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10 Questions: Wesley A. Joe, Loden Hotel

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Wesley A. Joe of the Loden Hotel in Vancouver, Canada.


The Itinerary: Robert Wright’s Miami, Part II

Between his previous gig as director of marketing at Soludos and his new one running his own brand inspired by global wanderings, New Yorker Robert Wright is seriously well traveled. We had the self-professed “escape artist” spill his Miami secrets, and he’s got so much intel, it wouldn’t fit into just one post. Spotlighting Wynwood’s charms, here’s part II.


The Itinerary: Robert Wright’s Miami, Part I

Robert Wright’s Instagram bio simply reads “escape artist,” and he’s good at it. His last gig as Soludos’ director of marketing took him ’round the world—India, Morocco, France, Portugal—and now that the New Yorker is running his own global wanderings-inspired brand, he’ll be racking up even more miles. A Miami, Florida regular, he dishes on all his fave places in the city (and there’s so much good stuff, we had to split it into two parts—more to come).

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Photo Essay: Park City

A spotlight shines on Park City, Utah every January when celebs and film execs clog its quaint streets for the Sundance Film Festival, but the ski town doesn’t need star power to entice visitors. Just 45-minutes from the Salt Lake, it’s one easiest ski destinations to reach from an international airport. That leaves more time for skiing, obviously, but also all the other good stuff, such as whisky tasting, boot shopping and hot tubing. Herein, I recount my winter weekend itinerary.

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Fashion Week 2017: Where The Locals Shop

Over the next four weeks, the world’s elite fashion houses occupy New York, London, Paris, and Milan to exhibit their designs for the coming year. For attendees, looking the part is a must, and actress Bo Derek had the right idea when she remarked, “Whoever said money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.” In this week’s blog, we take her words to heart as we look at where the locals shop in each of the Fashion Week destinations, alongside some hotel inspiration.

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Photo Essay: Palm Springs

After vacating the White House and before vacationing on Necker Island, Barack Obama enjoyed three days in Palm Springs. And who can blame the man formerly known as President for making a desert pit stop—the city is an oasis of arts and leisure. Lazing by the pool is a typical and perfectly acceptable modus operandi, but on a recent weekend getaway I discovered six side activities to complement the sun and chlorine.

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8 Hotels Fit For a President

Even though they live at one of the most iconic addresses on earth, the life of an American President is a transient one, clocking up the miles both at home and abroad in their role as Commander-in-Chief. Comfort is of utmost importance during these forays, beginning with the plush interiors of Air Force One, and extending to their choice of hotel.

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The Road Trip: Newfoundland

Greeting the Atlantic Ocean in dramatic form, Newfoundland’s cragged cliffs are the furthest east one can go in North America. This crowning coastal position provides an unobscured seat to a traveling show of icebergs, puffins and whales, at least through spring and summer. As autumn encroaches, they’ve mostly blown threw, but the charm of the isle persists. The best way to collect experiences is to explore her expanse by car, and when seas oblige, boat, with a week long road trip.

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The Chef’s 8: Travis McCord, La Pentola at Opus Hotel Vancouver

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 Travis McCord of La Pentola at Opus Hotel Vancouver.

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