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.
 Fremont Street 1958/The Mob Museum Facebook/courtesy of Vintage Las Vegas
Fremont Street, 1958/The Mob Museum Facebook/courtesy of Vintage Las Vegas

These days, everything in Las Vegas seems shiny and new. For every building that’s knocked down, a luxury property rises from its ashes. Luckily, there’s still some old-school charm left in Sin City, where a few institutions still stand and traces of the Rat Pack linger. Head to Downtown Vegas, where a handful of... Read More

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Beauty products
Beauty products

Packing is a chore, especially when it’s time to transfer your toiletries into travel-sized containers. Jet-setters know to have a bag dedicated to pint-sized products, but there’s no reason to hoard whatever cheap hotel shampoos and body washes you find. Make those minis special. Here, our suggestions for the all-time best... Read More

Public space at Moxy New Orleans in Louisiana
Public space/Moxy New Orleans

This May, Marriott debuted Moxy New Orleans, the brand’s edgy new lifestyle concept and the second of its two U.S. locations (the first opened in Tempe in March). The goal: shake up the traditional hospitality experience for the city’s millennial-minded traveler. Expect craft beers, local DJs, and an acupuncture happy hour. A few snaps below of the... Read More

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An aerial view of MSC Preziosa
MSC Preziosa/MSC Cruises

It’s almost impossible to walk away from a mega-sized cruise ship and not be impressed. These massive floating resorts/amusement parks/shopping malls carry thousands of guests at any given time, and the shear amount of labor, food, and fuel it takes to power one is mind-boggling. We recently set sail on the... Read More

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Beauty products for travel

Air travel isn’t glamorous — especially for your skin. The altitude sucks the moisture right out and leaves you looking dry and depleted. But there’s a way to combat “plane face” and leave your exhausting long-haul flight looking younger than when you boarded the plane. Seriously. Here’s our three-step... Read More

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Beach villa at Anantara Phuket Layan in Thailand
Beach villa/Anantara Phuket Layan

Thailand’s Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, just 10 minutes from the bustling area of Laguna, affords incredible luxury with the utmost privacy. It’s the kind of place you’d expect to see (or hear whispers about) a visiting Beyoncé and Jay Z or the Brangelina squad — likely holed up in the ultra-posh Residences... Read More

Henry Howard Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana
Daytime exterior/Henry Howard Hotel

New Orleans certainly isn’t lacking in the hotel department. But what the city is missing are hotels outside of the French Quarter. Henry Howard Hotel opened this past February and filled a void in Uptown properties — particularly in the Garden District. Take a peek into this historic 1860s mansion-turned-boutique hotel and see why... Read More

Anantara Golden Triangle
Walking with Giants/Anantara Golden Triangle

Perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos, the Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort offers the chicest of accommodations at reasonable rates: about $850 per night for all-inclusive amenities. (Hint: The next-door Four Seasons is often double the price tag.) The hotel boasts nature-chic guest... Read More

Grace Panama Hotel
Grace Panama/Anne Roderique Jones

Just mention the great metropolis that makes up Panama City, Panama and you’ll hear many of the locals compare their home to Miami. And they’re not far off — here, nearly 13 million inhabitants live among a glittering skyline that’s brought in visitors from around the globe. Jetsetters mingle with surf studs... Read More

Copa Airlines
Copa Airlines

Have you heard about Copa Airlines? It’s Panama’s fast-growing airline that’s greatly expanding its American footprint. From the top on-time departures to free booze, here are four reasons to fly with Copa. 1. The on-time record is solid. No one enjoys being stranded at the airport or, worse, on the tarmac.... Read More

A room at Grace Panama
Grace Panama

Panama City is often referred to as the Miami of Central America. Here, high-rise buildings dot the skyline, and there’s certainly no shortage of fancy hotels. But we went searching for a boutique-style alternative that embodied the cosmopolitan glitz of the city while offering the warm service that Panamanians... Read More

A guestroom at Mississippi's Graduate Oxford
Guestroom/Christian Horan Photography

Until this past September, finding a swanky spot to rest your head in Oxford, Mississippi was a challenge. Lodging options in this college town, rich with history, mostly included charming B&Bs or budget chains. What Oxford needed was a boutique hotel, filled with reading nooks, locally commissioned art, and... Read More

The Courtyard at The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
The Courtyard/The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

Situated on the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans most certainly qualifies as centrally located. But stay here and you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to a luxury mansion somewhere in Europe. The property is set within a 1908 Beaux Arts Maison Blanche building, and upon... Read More

Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach/Visit Pensacola

Pensacola, Florida has long been known as a resort destination for beach lovers across the United States. Here, (truly!) white sand blankets the beautiful coastline — reminiscent of the Caribbean, but just a short drive from most southern cities as well as the Midwest. What many people may not know, though... Read More

Novelty Hill/Januik
Benjamin Benschneider Photograph

Napa Valley might first come to mind when you’re dreaming about a West Coast wine weekend escape, but Washington State has its own share of first-class wineries that shouldn’t be discounted either. The estates are incredibly convenient and fun to tour — and they’re perfect for a relaxing girls’... Read More