As far as we’re concerned, Canada has always been a must-see destination (it’s the country Kiwi Collection calls home, so we’re a wee bit biased), but this year she’s got the spotlight on her because of her big 150th birthday. In honor of the milestone, we recount a few of our favorite places and the compelling reasons to go there.
Last week, as much of North America shivered under a blanket of snow, thoughts of spring seemed distant and remote. Fortunately, this was likely winter’s last blast and spring will soon make an appearance, bringing with it a pink and white welcome party in select cities.
Cherry blossom trees are native to Japan, but can also be found blooming in some lucky locales over the next few weeks. Blossom season is a clear sign winter is at a close, prompting festivals and celebrations around the world. This week, we’ve picked out eight cities where cherry blossoms form a spectacular backdrop, highlighting some of the events that come with them.
Gathering 800,000 properties in 33,000 cities across 192 countries, Airbnb’s growth has been staggering—add to that a recent valuation of $16 billion US dollars. This meteoric rise has sent ripples through the hospitality industry, and hotels are scrambling for a method to combat the noisy newcomer.
Anonymous hotel rooms just won’t cut the mustard anymore, ushered out for more personalized, residential-style experiences. This week, we highlight a number of hotels who have perfected this formula, prompting that all-important home-away-from-home feel.
Traveling nowadays usually involves a roster of gadgets to keep everyone dialed into their daily routines. Picking up on this, hotels are introducing tech to meet guests’ digital needs. We hone in on nine properties that have kept on the cutting edge and their impacts on the travel experience.