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If you’re pining for a late spring or early summer trip, we have good news: May and early June are still considered shoulder season in many destinations — meaning there are plenty of travel deals to be had. Whether you’re into the desert, the beach, or the city, here are seven hotel deals that are perfect... Read More

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Some people just can’t escape fame, even in death. These eight famous people are now famous ghosts, and if you’re lucky — or not-so lucky — you might just encounter one of them yourself during your travels. Here’s where to look for their apparitions… ... Read More

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We’re not germaphobes, but some attractions are just plain gross. Here are six tourist attractions you might want to avoid unless you have a jumbo-sized bottle of hand sanitizer and, in some cases, a strong stomach. ... Read More

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For some, Chocolate Day is every day, but one chocoholic went the extra mile and declared October 28 as National Chocolate Day. Here are just four of the sweetest places to celebrate: ... Read More

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Ready to be let in on a secret? Hotels throughout the country have also perfected certain treats that they don’t publicly advertise, from a manager’s favorite dish to an under-the-radar spa treatment. Here are a few of our favorite hotel secrets from across the U.S. Order one of them... Read More

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From Superman stopping the Earth’s rotation, to locals fending off a twenty-foot great white shark, Hollywood has given us plenty of moments where we scratch our heads and wonder, “How’d they do that?” Most of the time, that on-screen magic is simply the result of hard-working studio technicians, cameramen... Read More

City Tours to Take at Night

If you tend to stay away from cheesy double decker bus tours while on vacation, well…we can’t blame you. Often, the only real way to get to know a city is to just walk it, unguided, and let the adventure unfold as you go. But there’s something irresistible about... Read More

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Top 10 Los Angeles Budget Hotels

Enjoy Los Angeles for less with these in-the-know budget hotel picks. Our Cali-based expert, Shaena Engle, rounds up her favorites which include quirky Hollywood classics like the country-modern Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, cool downtown hangouts like Figueroa and The Standard Downtown, and charming hideaways like the Venice Beach House. Best... Read More

Itching to help others while treating yourself? Check into one of the Hard Rock Hotels (www.hardrockhotels.com) this October and you can do both. For the 11th year running, Hard Rock Hotels will launch its Pinktober campaign with special events and amenities launched to support breast cancer research. Events will... Read More


Anyone for tennis? Table tennis that is. Last week, Mondrian Los Angeles launched the new outpost of SPiN, a hip brand of ping pong club owned in part by actress Susan Sarandon. At SPiN Hollywood, the two ping pong tables in Mondrian’s ADCB lounge are available for guests and visitors... Read More


SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury Having just undergone a property-wide renovation, the Chamberlain West Hollywood is trendier than ever. The four-story boutique hotel offers 114 redesigned suites (each equipped with a fireplace and private balcony), a rooftop pool, and a plush fitness center. Decorated in tones of ice blue, olive... Read More

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The stylish all-suite Chamberlain West Hollywood first turned heads when it opened in 2005. Now just five years later, the boutique hotel has embarked on an extensive makeover, completely revamping its guestrooms and certain public spaces. Along with a new color scheme (think periwinkle and cream with gold and... Read More


The exclusive club of media industry rogues, U.K.-based Soho House slackens its members-only policy by one more property. In the midst of London’s bohemian East End, Shoreditch House opens 26 new guestrooms to the public on April 9. Known for entertaining a crowd of not-so-starving artists, this socialite asylum... Read More

Flickr/GunnaTimes Square is a glitzy tourist trap, with overpriced chain restaurants and flashy attractions

Chalk it up to guilty pleasure, but even the savviest, most sophisticated travelers (not to be confused with mere tourists) can find themselves with a soft spot for an out-and-out tourist trap. We’re certainly not immune, and even though our editors concede that each attraction on this list of... Read More