Passport Category Articles


The List: Meet These Hotel VIPs (Very Important Pets)

Having to travel without a beloved pet can be a wrench, but an increasing amount of hotels are coming up with the purrfect solution: pet ambassadors. In previous years, one might think us barking mad to recommend hotels with animals roaming the halls, but these friendly critters add oodles of charm and personality to their homes. Read on as we list some of our favorite hotel-based animal friends.


The List: 9 Hotels to Give Thanks for this American Thanksgiving

The annual pilgrimage of millions of Americans to reconnect with family and friends approaches, aka Thanksgiving. Coupled with Black Friday shopping, it’s one of the best opportunities of the year to take a little break from the daily grind. Read on as we provide inspiration for some quintessentially American Thanksgiving escapes.


Stays Inspired by: Star Wars

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far far away and we haven’t yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn’t mean the mood of those places can’t be captured here on earth. Taking what’s known of the tightly guarded plot of The Force Awakens, the franchise’s latest which opens December 18th, herein is a list of destinations with a certain Jedi je ne sais quoi.


The List: 8 Dream Asia Vacations

Home to over half the world’s population, the cultural and geographical diversity of Asia provides an enticing lure for travelers, no matter what type of vacation they desire. With a host of Asian luxury brands leaving their mark across the hotel world, one can expect to find some of the world’s very best hotels. Herein, we provide some choice picks for a little Asia travel inspiration.


The List: 9 West Coast Weekend Getaways

No matter the season, one doesn’t need a rubber arm to be convinced of the merits of a West Coast weekend getaway. However, with fall ticking toward winter and temperatures becoming brisk, this is the time of year when the left coast really shines. Read on as we list some of our favorite hideaways.


10 Questions: Lizzy Kelk, Art’otel Amsterdam

In our General Manager series, we catch up with heads of hotels for personal stories and insider perspective. This week, we get to know Lizzy Kelk of Art’otel Amsterdam.


The List: Country Hopping Across Latin America

Few places on earth offer the cultural and geographical diversity of Latin America. From Chile’s vineyards and snowy peaks, to the jungles and beaches of Brazil, the continent is chockablock with extraordinary experiences. Spring has sprung in the southern hemisphere, and herein are nine noteworthy places to visit right now.


Photo Essay: Exploring Chile with Explora

There’s going to Chile, and then there’s going to Chile and staying at an Explora property. Metaphorically, the former is a good glass of wine and the latter is a great one. Once you get a sip of the latter you’ll forever compare it to everything else. Herein, a taste of my two weeks taking in Patagonia and Atacama.


Spotlight: Constance Hotels & Resorts

Constance Hotels offer guests a portfolio of family-friendly, dreamlike properties across a broad swathe of the Indian Ocean. With stops in Mauritius, The Seychelles, Maldives and Madagascar, read on as we take a closer look at what guests can expect with a stay at a Constance Resort.


Trip Tips: Wine and Dine at Whistler’s Cornucopia

Whistler showcases its finest food and drink at the annual Cornucopia event, held every November (this year’s dates: November 5 to 15). Dubbed a “festival for the indulgent and the connoisseur,” guests experience gala dinners and wine tastings; participate in culinary and drink demonstrations; and, learn from industry professionals in interactive seminars. Herein, a palate plan of action.