A New Kind of Spring Break

Spring break. For many, just reading those words is enough to be mentally transported to a warm weather destination, with a blended, umbrella-adorned beverage in hand, lounging poolside. All in all a great vacation, but why not think outside the box this year? Skip the typical spring break hotspots and plan a trip less traveled. […]

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What Is Lost When an Independent Hotel Becomes a Chain

You see it all the time, in every town in America—another local favorite has closed its doors, while a big-box store or chain restaurant pops up in its spot. Even as the economy recovers and initiatives are taking place to support and rejuvenate local, small business owners, it’s still a challenging time. The independent hotel […]

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Inspiration for Romantic Getaways

“And if travel is like love, it is, in the end, mostly because it’s a heightened state of awareness, in which we are mindful, receptive, in dimmed by familiarity and ready to be transformed. That is why the best trips, like the best love affairs, never really end.” ― Pico Iyer To my romantic heart […]

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In the Meadow We Can Build a Snowman! Winter Fun at Independent Hotels

If tearing up the best Black Diamond trails, snapping idyllic snowy photos you captured on your 8-mile cross-country ski trek, and easing your aching muscles by the fire after a long ice-climb are all part of your picture-perfect winter vacation—this one’s for you! Whether you’re planning a snowmobile trip with some buddies or a family ski vacation […]

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Hot Tubs for Cold Days

While the season doesn’t officially start until December 21, for many of us, winter has already arrived in full force. A Nor’easter wreaked havoc on Thanksgiving travel plans, record overnight snowfalls hit the Great Lakes region in New York, and single-digit temperatures blanketed much of the nation. And, if that’s not enough to make you […]

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Autumn in New England—Foliage, Apples and Architecture

It’s officially autumn here in New England.  The air is crisp, with apple-scented undertones.  The leaves are turning vibrant shades of yellow, red and orange.  And everywhere you look there’s a group of travelers ready to capture that picture perfect vista. But it’s not just the colorful tree tops and pristine pumpkin patches that bring visitors […]

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5 Hotels with a Serious Green Vibe

As the child of a self-proclaimed “tree hugger”, I was raised to make a conscious effort to leave the world a little bit better than when I entered it. So I do my part when it comes to protecting our environment. I turn off the lights when I leave a room, I sort my recycling, […]

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Daydreaming at work? Indulge in these little luxuries

At Stash, we get giddy just thinking about what awaits us on our next adventure.  We spend hours dreaming about what our perfect vacations will entail, imagining the one thing that could turn a great hotel in to an extraordinary hotel. While plush bathrobes, ultra-soft Egyptian cotton sheets with thread counts so high we’ve lost count, […]

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