Madeira Lava Pools

Is the summer heat getting to you yet? There’s relief to be found at one of these public pools in Europe. Whether it’s panoramic views of the Mediterranean, or a 295-foot-high bungee jump you’re after, these 10 municipal water parks are guaranteed to add a little excitement to your... Read More

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Things to Avoid at Hotel Pools

When I think about places to be wary of at hotels, the first one that comes to mind is my room ā€“ two words: bed bugs. But then again, there are plenty of other spots at hotels that make my skin crawl, one of them being the hotel pool.... Read More

travel etiquette at the pool

After making a splash with our recent flight and hotel etiquette miniseries, we wanted to turn our attention to the pool ā€“ an area just barely treading water in the travel manners department. Iā€™m not sure if we should blame chair hogs, the invention of cell phones, waning social... Read More

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Hawaii is the ultimate seasonal paradox. Crowds flock there when the weather is bad… everywhere else. The weather on the islands, however, stays blissfully consistent year-round, so if you can manage a trip in the spring or autumn, you’ll likely face fewer people, and better prices. A great hotel option... Read More

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The Saguaro

The Saguaro, the first Joie de Vivre property outside of California, opened in downtown Scottsdale in November. Departing from the commonplace adobe white-washed architecture in the area, Stamberg Aferiat architects played off the colors of local wildflowers to create a vibrant, eye-popping palette. The resort’s 194 rooms come with... Read More

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Stay at a downtown Miami hotel oozing with boutique charm through this deal with the Regency Hotel Miami. Book any number of nights from $119 within 7 days of travel and receive 15% off your entire stay. That means you’ll be paying a total of only $101 per... Read More

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Zephyr Palace

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Villa Caletas and its newer neighbor Zephyr Palace are offering every other night for $20, even for one of the over-the-top palace suites (usually priced from $550/night and up). The two properties are tucked away on a secluded hilltop in Jaco. Both afford tony... Read More

Save your money for gambling, dining or shows with the Tropicana Las Vegas’ Spring Sale. This hotel on the Strip just recently underwent a $180 million renovation, and all the rooms in this sale have recently been redone. So starting at just $55 a night, you’ll get to stay... Read More

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SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury The modern boutique AVIA Savannah burst onto the scene in January 2009 with a brand-new building in the city’s historic district. The 151 sleek rooms and suites have 9-foot ceilings, minibars stocked by upscale provisioner Dean & Deluca, and free Wi-Fi. Though late fall is a... Read More

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Have you been brainstorming ways to extend your summer? You can put your mind at ease because the Loews Miami Beach Hotel Summerfest package is available through September. With this package, when travelers book four nights in a luxury category room and above (rates start at $229/night), the fourth... Read More

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Chicago is known as much for its innovative architecture and art installations (Willis Tower, The Bean, Cows on Parade) as its calorie-bomb food (deep dish pizza, fatty hot dog toppings, greasy jibaritos), which might be why the city’s newest Kimpton property, the Hotel Palomar Chicago, fits in so well... Read More


In Morocco’s Imperial capital of Fez, nearly a quarter of residents still live in the bustling Medina, Fes el Bali (Old Fez). The city is a mecca for artisans and tradesmen. It’s packed to the gills with artisan shops – silk makers, tanneries, carpenters – and souks selling their... Read More


SHERMAN’S EXCLUSIVE The Luxury A relative newcomer to Italy’s most exclusive isle, Villa Marina Capri overlooks the glittering Amalfi Coast from its hilltop perch. Its 21 uniquely designed rooms vary in style from contemporary-chic to blends of modern and baroque (bold colors paired with billowing canopy beds). Outdoors there’s a... Read More

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We know how it goes – year after year summer flies by and all those exciting travel plans get lost somewhere between great idea and execution. So before your office’s summer Fridays end and the kids head back to school, pack up your shorts and swimsuits and head out... Read More

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Summer’s coming to a close, so why not send it off with a proper Labor Day weekend getaway on Mexico’s Caribbean coast? Travelers can relax in luxury over the holiday weekend at the Catalonia Royal Tulum where room rates start at $162/night in conjunction with the Riviera Maya Jazz... Read More