Hotels With History โ€” Vol. 2

A hotel’s past lives, full of ups and downs and tales of reinvention that perhaps latently remind us of ourselves (works in progress), have a deep sense of humanity about them. It’s the idea that we can inhabit these past lives for a night that draws us in, that connects us.

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Travel Less Ordinary: Up in the sky in Albuquerque

Lesley Smith wins our first annual Travel Less Ordinary travel writing competition — and 20,000 Stash points — for this glimpse of the picturesque hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Travel Less Ordinary: Leaving Las Vegas

Tina Severance-Fonte wins 10,000 Stash points her story-within-a-story about a trip to Vegas, interrupted by an unexpected visitor and derailed into an exploration of the Southwest.

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In With The Old: New hotels give old buildings fresh identities

โ€œArriving 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.โ€ โ€“Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities

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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.

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