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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

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ARRIVE Palm Springs by Arielle Vey
ARRIVE Palm Springs by Arielle Vey

Gone are the days when only a few major hotel chains dominated the landscape — and booking a hotel meant choosing between a high style, high priced hotel and a boring, bland, budget chain. More and more boutique brands have entered the market, and legacy brands like Marriott and... Read More

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Le Coucou/Conundrum Marketing

Last week’s 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards ceremony honored the best of the best in the American food and beverage industry. The list features some of the biggest names in hospitality who have proven — through their skill and passion for service and food — they truly are at... Read More

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istock, San Francisco Headlands

We asked the ShermansTravel staff — an avid and experienced group of travelers: Where would they go for spring break. Here’s what they had to say: “I would love to go to San Francisco! Not many people know that it’s home to the Walt Disney Family Museum, so instead of... 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

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Amtrak Coast Starlight/Flickr/Bruce Fingerhood

Even though flying is the main mode of transportation for many travelers, the U.S. still holds onto the romanticism and sense of adventure that is often associated with rail travel. Several historic railroad services still operate daily trains that connect North America — some even enticing passengers with unique vacation packages.... Read More

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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