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Bär Baer/flickr

Every September, hotels ramp up their wellness offerings to honor National Yoga Month. While a discounted yoga package with your stay is nice, the beauty of yoga is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. As celebrity yoga instructor Rodney Yee once said: “The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing... Read More

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Bixby Creek Bridge in Big Sur, California
Bixby Creek Bridge/Flickr/torroid

From Washington to California, the west coast of the United States is chock full of road trip opportunities, including journeys that cross state and country borders, meander up and down the coastline, bypass mountains and lakes, and offer endless opportunities to stop the car and enjoy. Here are five... Read More

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Best Western Fort Walton Beach in Florida
Best Western Fort Walton Beach

For stylish, wallet-conscious travelers, checking into budget hotels can be a bit of a tossup. On the upside, there’s the cheap nightly rate; on the downside, there’s the sterile, uniform design that’s usually associated with these types of accommodations. Thanks to new, playful decor, there are budget properties from major hospitality brands that... Read More

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Great Tide Pool at Monterey Bay Aquarium in California
Great Tide Pool/Monterey Bay Aquarium

Once the capital of Alta California (under Mexican rule), and the former home of writer John Steinbeck, California’s Monterey is a city full of history. While adults will appreciate Monterey’s charming small-town feel, excellent restaurants, and in-town tasting rooms, there’s plenty for kids to be excited about as well.... Read More

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Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park in Big Sur, California
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park/Flickr/Nathan Yergler

The region of Big Sur stretches for about 60 miles along California’s rugged Central Coast, where ancient redwood trees reach for the sky, the road wiggles along the edge of the ocean, and from June to October, migrating whales can be spotted offshore. Though the area is best known... Read More

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 The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA
The Americano Restaurant at the Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, CA

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s rare and exciting when a hotel offers breakfast that goes beyond wet scrambled eggs and mini pastries. These 10 hotel breakfasts will inspire you to get down to the dining room early or to splurge on room service. Archer Hotel, Austin, TX When the Archer Austin hotel opens in September, it will... Read More

 Bayview Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites
Bayview Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites

San Diego is amid a hotel boom. After a long hiatus from construction, the city’s established accommodations are getting fresh faces, and there are more new hotels slated to open in the next two years than have opened in the last eight. Downtown alone will get 10 new properties — including a 400-room InterContinental on the waterfront, Marriott’s millennial-focused Moxy Hotel, and... Read More

Hotel Hermosa in Los Angeles, California
The Yard/Hotel Hermosa

Trendy boutique hotels in Los Angeles can be pricey: Rooms at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica or The Beverly Hills Hotel, for example, go as high as $700 this fall. The good news is that more affordable, non-chain options exist just outside the city — meaning you won’t spend your vacation... Read More

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Pool area at Miramonte Resort in Indian Wells, California
Pool area/Facebook.com/MiramonteResort

Once school is back in session, hotel rates drop at most vacation destinations, providing savings that are worthy of a midweek getaway or long-weekend trip. Whether your idea of relaxing is by a pool in the California desert or getting a new passport stamp, here are five deals under $150 to swoon over... Read More

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Backstage Hotel Amsterdam
Backstage Hotel Amsterdam/Facebook

Music is striking a chord in the lodging industry — from the open mic nights at Hotel RL to in-room record players at The Redbury in Miami. But that’s only the beginning. For the music-obsessed, these seven hotels will make you feel like you’re with the band. Jaz in the City Jaz in the City, which opened in late... Read More

Sunnylands, Palm Springs
Sunnylands/Laura Motta

Palm Springs is a classic destination to see American design at its best. From Spanish-style haciendas dating back to the turn of the century, to angular Midcentury modern, the city is a feast for the eyes — not counting the dramatic mountains and sprawling desert that surround the city. The... Read More

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The tasting room at Banshee Wines in California
Tasting room/Banshee Wines

Over the past few years, wineries and tasting rooms across the U.S. have made the experience less stuffy and formal by introducing casual-minded perks or add-ons. Here are just a few of our favorites. 1. Lounge Ambiance Not long ago, everyone bellied up to the bar and stood during the entire tasting; now, you... Read More

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 Facebook/The Reach
Facebook/The Reach

The temperature is rising — that means it’s time to break out your bathing suit. Whether you’re after picturesque views or ultimate seclusion, these hotel pools across the U.S. will inspire almost every type of traveler. For Outdoor Enthusiasts: St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, UT Surrounded by the Wasatch Mountains, the St. Regis Deer... Read More

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Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters/Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Walt Disney World isn’t the only resort getting lots of attention this summer. New favorites and refreshed classics are set to add even more summer fun to Disneyland, Walt Disney’s original theme park complex. Here’s a look at the four most recent and exciting updates to the two-park property, which will surely bring even... Read More

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Guestroom at The Belamar in California
Guestroom/The Belamar

The beach is a huge draw for a late-summer vacation or a quiet retreat after school’s back in session. Fortunately, deals are in abundance for August and September escapes, given that the summer rush is over. From Hawaii to Tobago — and many spots in between — here are six places... Read More