“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.” –Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities
5 Tips for a Romantic Hotel Room Makeover
You already know what you’re doing. You’ve got this. We know. But just for fun, here are some reminders of how to romantically transform your hotel room for a special night with your special one.
Resolution Reboot: A guide to healthier living from the pros at Movara Fitness Resort
Here it is, a month into your New Year’s resolutions and you’re hitting every mark. Keep it going. You’re an inspiration. Or maybe, just maybe, your best laid plans to eat a more balanced diet, exercise more regularly, and travel less ordinary by staying at Stash partner hotels have fallen by the wayside. Yeah, us too. Well, not that last part — we can’t get enough of our partner hotels. At any rate, we’ve asked the lovely and talented pros at Movara Fitness Resort for tips on how to revive those health-conscious goals.
2015 Partner Hotel Awards Recap
It’s no secret our partner hotels are authentic and personalized. That’s the mission. From rock star havens (Sunset Marquis) to off-the-grid Panamanian eco-adventure lodges (Casa Cayuco), from elite urban oases (Condor Hotel, The Lenox Hotel) and classed-up college town digs (The Hotel at Auburn University) to picturesque Maine-coast cottages (The Dunes on the Waterfront) and white sand beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands (The Buccaneer), our partners exemplify our Travel Less Ordinary mantra. And we’re happy that Conde Nast Traveler readers, likely some of you, appreciate this mantra, too.
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The Insider’s Guide to the Gateway City
Notwithstanding my love for Rick Steves, the best travel experiences aren’t found in guidebooks, but rather, via word of mouth. While guidebooks often land you in phony restaurants serving tourist-friendly versions of regional and national cuisine, word of mouth gets you in the side door and invited to glasses of cab franc with the owner after hours.
Best Complimentary Hotel Breakfasts
Even the most basic continental breakfast — English muffins with butter and jam and black tea — is a small good thing. But on the spectrum of complimentary hotel breakfasts, not all are created equal.
5 Questions for the Brewmaster: Jeremy Hebert of The Norwich Inn
Jeremy Hebert is a Vermonter through and through — born in Burlington, raised in Berlin, schooled at the University of Vermont (UVM) where he took a few political science classes with Vermont legend Mike Gordon of the Northeasterner’s birthright band Phish.
Winter Is Coming: The Best Beachy Getaways (Part 2)
In part one of this two-part series we lauded the warmth and benefits of 4 sunny mainland destinations from San Diego to Miami Beach. Now, we explore 4 off-shore getaways sure to cure the wintertime blues.
Winter Is Coming: The Best Beachy Getaways (Part 1)
For many of us, the slushy, bundled-up daily commute is unavoidable for a few dark months per year. And sadly that time of year is upon us. So, the next time you find yourself scraping the windshield in polar vortex conditions or Googling “How to remove salt stains from shoes” imagine barefoot beach combing for seashells and sipping margaritas for lunch while listening to Jimmy Buffett, the sun and sand a warm reflection in your shades.