Category Archives: Hotels

You Too Can Be A Londoner

Carl Goes London is a new flavor in travel guidebooks; it offers a useful perspective for visitors whether they are in London for three days, three weeks or three months. Written with the digital nomad in mind, the book provides … Continue reading

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Buds and Breakfast

As more and more destinations legalize marijuana use, travelers who indulge are searching for accommodations that are amenable to cannabis use by guests. It’s no surprise that new services are popping up to meet the needs of this travel niche. … Continue reading

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One less thing

The 1 Hotel group has created a wonderful opportunity for its guests to donate gently used clothing to local charities. Every hotel room now has a simple cardboard box that discreetly suggests that travelers often bring extra clothing and donating … Continue reading

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Driving While Black

Between 1936 and 1966, an unconventional travel guidebook series was published specifically for African-American motorists. The Negro Travelers’ Green Book was sadly necessary to provide Black motorists and travelers with scrupulously accurate information on accommodations, restaurants and auto services during … Continue reading

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Hemingway the Hoarder

Ernest Hemingway was one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, but he was also a big time hoarder. A new exhibition, “Ernest Hemingway: Between Two Wars”, at New York City’s grand Morgan Library and Museum is packed with examples of … Continue reading

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Book and Bed

Beginning next month, book lovers who visit Tokyo will have a very special place to stay. The Book and Bed Hotel, which is located in the Toshima district, comes fully stocked with thousands of books provided by Shibuya Publishing Booksellers … Continue reading

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Visit Barcelona Before It Closes

I love Barcelona—and who doesn’t—but I’m more than a bit ambivalent about newly-elected Mayor Ada Colau’s plans to try and limit tourist visits to the Catalan capital. A recent city hall press statement indicated that Barcelona was halting all new … Continue reading

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Airbnb has heart

With more than 1.2 million accommodation listings in more than 34,000 cities worldwide, and a $24 billion valuation, Airbnb may seem like any other corporate juggernaut crushing the competition and disregarding community needs. But the online rental service seems to … Continue reading

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Seventy-one Square Miles Seeded With Hustle

The just launched Brooklyn from the Wildsam Field Guide Series describes the New York Borough as “…seventy-one square miles seeded with hustle and grit and leaps of faith”. As the product of more than a century of Brooklynites on both … Continue reading

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A Boutique Hotel Like No Other

On my next visit to Vienna I plan on staying at the new magdas HOTEL across from the iconic Prater Park. This 78 room hotel is like no other in town. The décor is typically Euro-Ikea style, and it offers … Continue reading

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