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TLC Makes Courtyard by Marriott Feel So Damn Unpretty With Their Rider Demands

Lately, we've been digging Courtyard by Marriott Hotels, thanks to their new, functional room layouts, ever-present free WiFi, nifty media pods and their convenient Bistro cafes. But it turns out Courtyard by Marriott gets no TLC from the 90s R&B band, TLC. Show More Summary

Adventure 101: Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

The fastest-growing water sport in the world, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) was born in the Hawaiian Islands, and with calm jungle rivers and 50 miles of beaches, Kauai is one of the best places for the sport. Here's the why and ho...

Santa Claus: This Indiana Theme Park is Spending $22 Million on Their Next Roller Coaster

yesterdayLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

We?re right in the middle of theme park season, so it seems a little unusual for a park to start building excitement over some future rides and attractions. We?d think they would still be focusing on this year. However, we?ll just assume...Show More Summary

6 places to visit in Holland apart from Amsterdam

A lot of tourists start and finish their trip in Holland in Amsterdam and often overlook visiting other interesting places in the country. Lovers of culture come from far and wide to tour the renowned Dutch museums. The cities will charm...Show More Summary

50% Off Air France and KLM Awards Out for October/November Travel

Air France KLM’s Flying Blue program should be interesting to U.S. frequent flyers for several reasons. They offer one-way awards, which Delta won’t have until next year. They are an American Express Membership Rewards transfer partner (points transfer instantly). Show More Summary

What Is La Compagnie’s Business Plan? The Deputy CEO Explains!

As most of you probably know, last week I flew La Compagnie from Paris to Newark. They're the new airline in the market, offering an all business class 757-200 with 74 seats. I've been following them with great interest since their plans...Show More Summary

10 Tourist Behaviors We Wish We Could Ban

No. 3: Pointing at human beings like they’re exotic animals or buildings.

A New Volunteer Program for L.G.B.T. Travelers

Global Volunteers, a non-profit organization providing aid to communities around the world with the assistance of short-term vacationers, has launched International LGBT Volunteer Vacations, the first program of its kind in the volunteer-vacation field.

JetBlue: Curacao is newest Caribbean destination

Beginning Dec. 2, JetBlue will fly nonstop to the island from its hub at New York JFK.        

Tokyo: Whiteout Is Art at Palace Hotel Tokyo

A casual glance at the above photo of the lobby at Palace Hotel Tokyo shows a number of things: gleaming grey marble, moss-green carpet and bench, painting, flower arrangement, chandeliers. The painting isn?t the only piece of art in...Show More Summary

Norwegian Cruise Line tests all-inclusive packages

A limited-time offer from the cruise operator is billed as a first of its kind.        

Our Favorite Travel Destinations Then and Now

What did iconic monuments—like Rome's Colosseum or the Statue of Liberty—look like back in the day? Take a look at some of history's most celebrated structures through the ages.

Newport: The Attwater in Newport RI Will Light Your Fire With Its Sassy Lamp Collection

We have a bit of a thing for lamps here at HotelChatter. Classic lamps. Kooky lamps. Lamps with electric sockets in them. Lamps that take up the only socket in the vicinity of the desk. Tall lamps, bedside lamps, chandeliers swinging from the rooftop ? we love them all. Show More Summary


International observers have reached the crash site of the downed Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine. It is the first time experts have been able to visit the scene in almost a week due to fierce fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels. Click here to read the story.

The common man’s guide to luxury travel on a budget

Traveling in luxury is something most people dream of and very few people manage. Some of it depends on where you were born but a lot of it surprisingly also depends on smart planning. After all those years of my parents hammering it down my head it finally starts making sense how important planning is. Show More Summary

Travelling from Budapest to Prague by Train

We travelled from Budapest in Hungary to Prague in the Czech Republic by train, on our twin centre holiday with our sons. The 'Spa Day' tickets for the journey, bought in advance on the Hungarian Railways website, cost 19 Euro per person. The intercity service to Prague departs from Budapest Keleti Station, picutred below.

Great Tew: The Only Thing Better Than A Soho House Hotel: A Soho Farmhouse Hotel

Just when you thought Soho House was all about quietly colonizing the world, with Chicago on track to open next month, comes the welcome news that it?s not neglecting its origins. No, not the forthcoming City of London property, but something much better ? another English country house hotel to rival Babington House.

How to pay less for international roaming

Staying in contact with friends and family when you travel can cost a bomb and although the European Commission just dropped international roaming rates in Europe for European residents on 1st July, people from the UK alone are still...Show More Summary

United’s Apology Mad Libs

Via Reddit (and my Facebook feed), here’s an apology letter received by a customer this month. Companies clearly have customer service template letters. Frequently it seems as though the wrong one is selected to use when replying to comments, when the response doesn’t seem to answer the concerns that were raised. Show More Summary

Top tips for the perfect holiday house party with friends

Who doesn?t love a party? And I?m pretty sure anyone reading A Luxury Travel Blog likes travel as well? A growing segment of the upward trend in private vacation rentals is down to group travel for friends and families looking for that...Show More Summary

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