By Shari Hartford Some things…like fine wine and fine hotels…are worth the wait. I had heard about the re-branding and re-do of this historic property about a year ago and was anticipating the opening. At long last it was here and I promptly crossed town to the east side for
By Everett Potter Thinking of taking an organized bike trip this summer or fall? There are dozens of tour companies out there, at a variety of price points, ready to take you to Croatia, Cuba or California on two wheels. But how about fitness, distance and bringing your family along?
By Everett Potter Many travelers are concerned about identity theft, worried about a thief using an RFID reader to get their passport info or watching an ATM to steal a pin code. But what about pickpocketing, one of the world’s oldest crimes? It may not merit headlines, but it’s still
By Shari Hartford There’s a new girl in town. She’s sleek, she’s stylish and she’s sexy. And she’s going to blow the competition out of the water. Located in Tribeca, The Roxy Hotel boasts 201 fabulously renovated guest rooms featuring vintage light fixtures and wallcoverings plus soft tailored crisp bedding.
By Everett Potter Hotels myths are legion and legendary. A popular one, now widely refuted, says that all of your identity and credit card information is stored on your electronic room key card. It isn’t, in fact, but here are five more myths that many travelers believe when they check
By Shari Hartford Do you spend an inordinate amount of time searching for a place to put your sleepy head when in New York? Need to stay in midtown? Look no further than The Time New York, conveniently located on 49th Street, right near Times Square. Get it? Enter on
By Everett Potter The Galapagos Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador, have some of the most unique wildlife in the world, from giant tortoises to vast colonies of seabirds. Visited by Charles Darwin in 1835, the extraordinary animals were the basis for his Theory
By Everett Potter If you’ve ever spotted a private jet in flight or on the tarmac, you’ve probably wondered which celebrity it belonged to. The fact is that many jets are chartered, not privately owned by a fat cat or pop star, and they’re mostly used for business, not lavish
By Shari Hartford From the moment you enter the glossy white lobby with its twin fireplaces and fascinating art you know that this repurposed 1927 office building has become something very special…glamorous and sexy, yet functional and inviting. (I was directed to take a look at the rest rooms off
By Shari Hartford So many hotels today have a disconnect between the public spaces and the guest rooms. You see a chic modern lobby and then enter your traditional mumsie-style room and say, hey, did the elevator take me to another space? This is so not the case with NYLO