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By Gary Walther The Hotel Detective maintains a short list of top three-night cities, smaller cities, mostly in Europe, and so named because they can be taken in in that time. They share three qualities: easily mastered, culturally rich, and with a well-preserved historic core, often ringed by the original

By Larry Olmsted A new wrinkle in the travel industry, RockStar Hotels is a group of lesser-known and hidden gem luxury properties worldwide that combines lodging and a VIP experience and may interest travelers seeking twists on both popular and offbeat destinations.  Hotel groups are like movie reviewers or celebrity chefs –

Tweet What Inspires You in Nature for a Chance to Win A VIP CHIHULY Experience The natural environment is a continued source of inspiration for Dale Chihuly. In honor of Chihuly’s return to The New York Botanical Garden, NYBG and Bank of America are partnering to explore what in nature

By Brad Nahill Tourists may be the key to saving the critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle. An estimated 15,000 adult females remain worldwide but the primary threat is the traveling public’s demand for jewelry and the bracelets, combs, and trinkets made from the hawksbill’s shell. An important new campaign within

By Ann Abel Is it strange that the most magical place I visited in Japan was a cemetery? Probably. But if there’s a one-word shorthand for traveling to Japan now, “strange” seems as good as any. We think of its Blade Runner city squares, its Lost in Translation dislocation, its vending

By Larry Olmsted When I stared in travel writing almost 25 years ago, the world seemed a much bigger place, and editors constantly turned down pitches by saying “that’s too exotic” or “no one will ever go there” – about places like Bali and Patagonia. Far off destinations like Australia

By Patrick Cooke One might have thought that in the nearly 40 years since Elvis Presley was called home to Jesus that most of his fans, and his legacy, would have faded away by now. But had you had been among the Elvis faithful attending the recent opening of The