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Pontchartrain Hotel

Most travelers don’t exactly head to New Orleans to see a fast-paced, cutting edge city. From its graceful wrought iron railings to its careful traditions around jazz, Mardi Gras, and cooking, visitors are lured more by a sense of its lovingly preserved past. If you look closer, though, there’s... Read More

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Frank Relle

Frank Relle is a New Orleans-based photographer whose double-parlor gallery lies in the historic Miltenberger House, once the home of the Princess of Monaco — at 910 Royal Street — in the heart of the French Quarter. Relle’s nocturnal exploration of the city’s houses and landscapes result in his hauntingly beautiful photographs that... 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

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El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires/flickr/Nico Kaiser

With a travel warning and heightened terror alerts throughout Europe, some people find themselves concerned about jetting off to Paris or Berlin. Though opinions on the safety levels of these cities are hotly debated and constantly changing, if you are looking for alternatives to a European vacation — whether due to... Read More

Rooftop at the Ace Hotel New Orelans
Rooftop at the Ace Hotel New Orelans

It seems right that New Orleans should have its own Ace Hotel. The trailblazing hotel chain, with its youthful sense of energy and style, seems like the perfect choice for one of America’s most vibrant, and quickly evolving destinations. The property, which opened in the spring of 2016, makes... Read More

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Megabus/Flickr/Jonathan Riley

Think you don’t have the budget for a multi-destination vacation? Think again. Several discount bus services — Megabus, BoltBus, and Greyhound Express — are making travel from one city to another very affordable, as in $20 round-trip for reserved seating, reclining seats, and onboard restrooms. We took a look at nine... Read More

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Ace Hotel New Orleans in Louisiana
Ace Hotel New Orleans/Fran Parente

Your summer vacation plans are about to get a whole lot more stylish and fun. Funky, design-forward brand Ace Hotel is offering up to 30 percent off stays through September (dates vary by location) at seven of its properties with the Summer at Ace deal. The special ends on May... Read More

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 Harmony of the Seas/Christina Garofalo
Harmony of the Seas/Christina Garofalo

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip. The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean‘s 5,500-passenger Harmony of the Seas, debuted in Southampton, bringing the latest insane shipboard thrill attraction — the Ultimate Abyss. Those who like heart-stopping fun and/or... 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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Lobby of Hilton New Orleans St. Charles in Louisiana
Lobby of Hilton New Orleans St. Charles/Connie Hum

Travelers are increasingly on the hunt for unique, one-of-a-kind vacations. A growing number of global brands — ones that rely on recognition of comfort, consistency, and stability — are responding to this interest by enhancing the overall experience. No longer thought of as just a place to sleep and... Read More

The Violet Exile cocktail at SoBou in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Violet Exile/Facebook.com/SoBouNola

New Orleans is a city renowned for many things: amazing cuisine, its energetic joie de vivre attitude, and a vibrant nightlife — which of course includes strong, knock-you-off-your-feet cocktails. The Big Easy is the birthplace of a number of famous concoctions that have gone on to become classics, such... 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

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

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

One of GLO's Saab 340B
Saab 340B/GLO

Move over ExpressJet and Skywest — there’s a new regional carrier on the tarmac. GLO, a New Orleans-based, business-focused carrier will launch daily flights between New Orleans and Little Rock, Memphis, and Shreveport starting in November. Even better, they’re offering special one-way GLO saver fares from $189. Flights without... Read More