All posts by Anne Roderique-Jones

Anne Roderique-Jones is New York City-based freelance writer and editor that covers travel, food, and lifestyle topics in print and online. Among her favorite places to travel include Japan, Vietnam, India, and Italy. She’s written for USA Today, Condé Nast Traveler, Saveur, Yahoo! Travel, The Daily Beast, and DuJour among other publications.
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Courtyard Guatemala City
Courtyard Guatemala City

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. It’s Courtyard’s first hotel in Guatemala — and a fine one at that. Here, a review of the new Courtyard by Marriott in the bustling metropolis of Guatemala City. THE BASICS Budget... Read More

Photo courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com
Photo courtesy LouisianaNorthshore.com

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. Just an hour’s drive (or less) from New Orleans lies a charming small town: Covington, in the Louisiana Northshore. It’s home to sweet boutiques, art galleries, and fine restaurants, but the... Read More

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The Quisby
The Quisby

It seems that with each passing week, there’s a new hotel opening in New Orleans. The city—especially the CBD and Lower Garden District—is chock-full of new properties and we’ve got the scoop. From a swanky new hostel to a historic luxury hotel, here are three new properties in NOLA... Read More

Avila Beach Hotel
Berber van Beek

Helping you find the best value lodging experiences around the world, from budget to luxury and everything in between. The Caribbean island of Curaçao lies just above South America’s Venezuela and is part of the ABC islands: Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. For us, the “C” island hits all the... Read More

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Dining Room at The Rieger
Dining Room at The Rieger

Kansas City might just be one of America’s best hidden gems. Located smack in the middle of the U.S., it’s often an overlooked fly-over city. But it shouldn’t be. Thanks to the world-class museums, a burgeoning food scene, and high-end shopping, it’s one of the best locations to visit... Read More

The Fontaine, Kansas City
The Fontaine, Kansas City

Luxury properties–naturally–come with a price tag. At this hotel in Kansas City, that’s definitely not the case. With a grand chandelier in its lobby and large-scale art, plus rooms featuring gorgeous bathrooms and velvet chaise lounges, The Fontaine is the ultimate place to stay for a chic — and affordable... Read More

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Ocean Edge Hotel & Marina
Ocean Edge Hotel & Marina

Locals often say that Key West — the very southernmost point of the United States — should be it’s own country, and we can’t argue. With quirky shops, a laid-back attitude, and vibrant architecture, this feels more like the Caribbean than Florida. The town is so compact, you... Read More

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Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat/iStock

Siem Reap is best known for being the gateway to the area’s 12th century temple complex. Visitors come here for a deep dive into history, and with good reason — it’s a bucket-list-worthy site. But there are more reasons to visit — from chic hotels to an impressive dining... Read More

Anantara Angkor Resort swimming pool
Anantara Angkor Resort

If there’s a single recommendation we can make for visiting Cambodia’s Angkor temple ruins, it’s to book a hotel where you can feel totally relaxed and at home. We suggest something clean, comfortable, and maybe even a bit luxurious; you’ll need the respite after long days of outdoor touring.... Read More

fitness equipment

With these products, there’s no excuse to ditch the workout routine while you travel. A resistance therapy band: This simple and affordable tool allows you to work multiple parts of the body with just one piece of small, foldable equipment. The affordable band from Black Mountain comes with different... Read More

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Qatar Airways Qsuite
Qatar Airways

Ever wonder what the most luxurious flying experience would be like? We’re guessing this one, from Qatar Airways, might set a new standard. The airline has just revealed its new business class product, and it’s designed for ultimate comfort — and togetherness. This highly-anticipated update is called the “QSuite”... Read More

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Jazz Fest Crowd
Paul Broussard

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a two-weekend event with live music on multiple stages, local food, and arts and crafts makers from the region, and around the world. This year’s incarnation spans the last weekend of April and first weekend of May, so it’s time to... Read More

Beauty products

From a fancy facial brush to a high-end shampoo, these beauty products will fit in your carry-on and are a steal at under $10 per item. FUNKY Facial Cleansing Power Brush from SO FRESH SO CLEAN: A product that’s perfect for “taking off the day” after playing tourist, cleansing brushes... Read More

Exterior of The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana
The Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana

Cuba is arguably the hottest destination for travelers right now, but there’s a catch: lodging. From shabby-yet-expensive government-owned hotels to unattractive hostels, the country’s accommodation situation hasn’t caught up to the demand for tourism. Perhaps it’s why airlines such as American and Jet Blue have scaled back service to... Read More

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JetBlue
JetBlue

This just in. JetBlue is now the first — and only — airline to offer free, high-speed WiFi from the moment you board to the time you touch down. Dubbed at “Fly-Fi” the airline will provide service from the departure gate to the arrival gate, so that customers can stay... Read More