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 21c Museum Hotels
21c Museum Hotels

Hotel trends come and go, but the good ones set new industry standards. Here are some we hope stand the test of time. Cool Hotels for the B-List New hotel brands with a unique beat are focusing their attention on the country’s medium-tier cities. Graduate Hotels’ college-themed properties are popping up... Read More

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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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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

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historic downtown Bardstown, KY
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Rolling hills dotted with centuries-old trees, split rail fences corralling thoroughbred racehorses, and the world’s finest bourbon are what most people envision at the mere mention of Kentucky. Because it’s all true, especially in and around Bardstown — the commonwealth’s second oldest city, located at the head of the... Read More

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St. James Court in Louisville
St. James Court/ Connie Hum

Louisville, Kentucky is, of course, the famed home of the Kentucky Derby, the Louisville Slugger, and Kentucky Fried Chicken, but there’s much more to this city. There are a number of under-the-radar spots worthy of attention and exploration. Here’s a sampling… Architecture buffs will fall in love exploring the homes in Old Louisville... Read More

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Casa Pueblo, Punta del Este, Uruguay, architecture

Lots of hotels have impressive art collections, but these ones go a step further and function as stand-alone museums as well as accommodations. Benesse House, Japan The Tadao Ando-designed Benesse House is located on the tiny Japanese island of Naoshima, a fishing community turned “art island” that hosts the Setouchi Art Triennal and... Read More

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Hocking Hills Canopy Tours

It’s no wonder zipline tours are more popular than ever here in the States. The sensation you get from ziplining feels like flying, and it’s a manageable way for all types of travelers (at all fitness levels) to join in an adventure activity. Some tours include guided hikes through... Read More

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At first glance, Restaurant Week might seem like a great way for travelers to try their destinations’ most beloved restaurants for less. The annual or biannual discount dining program typically offers three-course, prix fixe dinner in the $20-$40 range – and sometimes lunch for even less – at establishments that could... Read More

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Spring: It’s more than a term, and it’s more than a season. It’s a word that spells relief for much of America that has grown tired of shoveling snow and yearning for sunshine. There aren’t too many locales in the country that shine like Louisville in the spring, and... Read More

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Kentucky Derby

It’s spring in Louisville, which means it’s time for Mint Juleps and the Kentucky Derby! Grab your derby hat and one of these great one-way fares (taxes not included), and get ready to cheer, because Frontier Airlines will fly you to and from the races without taking away... Read More

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Kentucky’s hippest hotel, just voted by Conde Nast Traveler’s readership as #1 in the country (and #6 in the world) for 2009, announced plans Wednesday to debut a new sister property just upriver in Cincinnati, Ohio. The 21c Museum Hotel, an upscale boutique which opened on downtown Louisville’s Main... Read More