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Bigger is sometimes better, but that is not usually the case with luxury hotels and resorts. Beyond a certain size they often lose their intimacy, their hands-on service touch and the magical feeling that they know and care about guests as individuals. In short, big resorts often lose the sensation

Winter will be here any day, but in Europe cold weather just means things are heating up for the traveler. While the coming ski season will not see a single new luxury hotel of note open at a major resort in this country, new openings are coming to the Alps

I have to give the folks at TheDailyMeal.com credit for perseverance – they crank out more restaurant and food surveys and rankings than anyone I know. Using a panel of selected journalists, food writers, bloggers and other presumably qualified sources (I voted in their best burger survey) they release list after