The Most Romantic Places in Colorado

Nature's infinity pool: Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen.

In the 2015 Expedia Romance Study, 1,000 surveyed Americans said beach vacations are the dreamiest romantic getaways. Indeed, I don't deny that swaying palm trees, salty air, crashing waves and a couple of frothy cocktails (or six) set the scene for intimacy. [Read more]

Best Hotels of 2015: US News & World Report Rankings


US News & World Report just announced its best hotels of 2015. The fifth annual rankings feature 2,558 hotels across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean that offer high-quality amenities and exceptional experiences. The travel editors at [Read more]

Highlights of the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC


During my brief, two-night stay in Washington, DC, last month to attend the White House Travel Blogger Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship, I had the good fortune to overnight at the new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Debuting in May 2014, this [Read more]

Le Parker Meridien, a Perfect NYC Hotel for Thanksgiving

California Girl Catching Snowflakes in NYC for Thanksgiving (Jennifer Miner)

Quick, where’s one of the most expensive US cities to travel to over Thanksgiving and Christmas? If you answered “New York City,” you are right. And guess which travel writer spends every Thanksgiving visiting family in New York City? Right again, me. Now, I [Read more]

Top Ten Hawaii Luxury Resort Hotels

Pool area at Four Seasons Lanai at Manele Bay

Snow dusted the mountain peaks around my Colorado home the other day, and this morning I'm wearing fleece, leggings and wool socks as I work on my living room couch. Temperatures are dropping in my neck of the woods and naturally that's got me thinking of [Read more]

The Draycott Hotel: Authentic Luxury in London, England

Draycott Hotel in London England

Upscale yet authentic, the Draycott Hotel provides a sense of place and time for a luxury vacation in one of London's best neighborhoods. Anyone who has traveled to London knows about the wide variety of lodging there; there are many niches even within the [Read more]

US Grant Hotel in San Diego: Comfortable Elegance and Style

US Grant Luxury Hotel in San Diego

The US Grant is a luxury hotel in San Diego, centrally located for quick access to many of San Diego’s top attractions. The most fun, smartest place to stay in San Diego is The Gaslamp Quarter. The youthful vibe there cannot be beat; steakhouses, gastropubs [Read more]

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort: A Family-Friendly Getaway in Lake Placid

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort: A Family-Friendly Getaway in Lake Placid (Erin Gifford)

Guest contributor Erin Gifford and her lucky family vacationed at Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort in Lake Placid, New York. Lake Placid is widely known for its family-friendly approach to outdoor fun, specializing -- of course -- in water sports. The gorgeous [Read more]

Caribbean Getaway at the Aruba Marriott Resort

caribbean getaway at the aruba marriott resort

The Aruba Marriott Resort & Casino hosted a trip for The Vacation Gals' contributor Jill Florio and her mother-in-law, along with several other bloggers and their mothers. The Vacation Gals loves girlfriend getaways and family travel; how terrific that our [Read more]

Great Girlfriend Getaway at Sunset Cove in Laguna Beach

great girlfriend getaway at sunset cove in laguna beach - two bedroom view (Kim Tracy Prince)

Regular contributor to The Vacation Gals, Kim Tracy Prince, was recently treated to a great girlfriend getaway at Sunset Cove, in Laguna Beach, California. Laguna is well known for its beaches and local arts scene; Sunset Cove appears to be a comfortable, [Read more]