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Go for the Vacay, Stay for the Art

More than ever, travelers desire immersive experiences. To satisfy that craving, hotels are curating cultural environments, with art as a significant ingredient. Many local artists, galleries and museums now partner with hotels as a way to create a dialogue between destination and traveler. Whether it’s waking up to a celebrity portrait by the legendary Andy Gotts or a conversation with an artist-in-residence, guests depart with a resounding connection to place that goes beyond the traditional hotel experience.

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5 Unforgettable Mother’s Day Getaways

The Best Mom Ever deserves The Best Weekend Ever. But you don’t need months of planning to make it a memorable Mother’s Day, you just need a good idea and we’ve got five. City, country, beach, desert or mountain—pick her fave setting and set off.

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Hotels on the Front Lines of Climate Change

For hotels located in some of the world’s most fragile settings, Earth Day is everyday. In the wake of April 22nd, we take a closer look at a few vacation destinations that delve deep into sustainability and conservation.

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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.

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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.

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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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