Category Archives: Hotels

Banksy Does Bethlehem

Banksy is at it again. England’s unmerry prankster has just opened a hotel that claims to have “the worst views in the world”. Bethlehem’s Walled Off Hotel, which was designed and financed by the street artist known as Banksy, overlooks the 10 … Continue reading

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First Bedbugs, Now Germs

Recently we have seen a spate of stories online and in travel publications about bedbugs in hotel rooms and filthy conditions in most airplanes. Some folks religiously clean their airline seats, arm rests, tray tables, and entertainment systems with anti-bacterial … Continue reading

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Airbnb : You know where, who knows when

During recent years, I’ve used a number of apartment and hotel booking services, but I get more questions from folks about Airbnb than any other company. A frequent question is how far in advance is it best to book a … Continue reading

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Book and Bed

Last year, I shared a story about Tokyo’s brilliant Book and Bed Hostel. Now the traveling bibliophile’s Eden has expanded with a new location in the heart of Kyoto. The 20 bed hostel, which officially opens tomorrow, features cozy sleeping nooks tucked … Continue reading

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Vienna is for lovers

You may call me a sappy romantic, but I love this little promotional film from the hotel booking site Booking.com. Just like artists Rachel Long and Antosh Wojcik, I’m a big fan of the work of Gustav Klimt, and a … Continue reading

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Lost In Place

Getting lost in a new city isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it’s the way that we discover the true spirit of a place. Lost iN is a marvelous series of locally curated travel guides that invites readers to “surrender … Continue reading

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Dormez Sur La Seine

With rates starting at €180 a night for a small cabin, and a location at the grittier end of the Seine, Paris’ first (and only) floating hotel isn’t for every visitor to the French capital. But if you’re looking for … Continue reading

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Mirar Cap Avall

I never tire of following in the footsteps of German photographer Sebastan Erras as he travels around Europe discovering beautiful tile floors wherever he goes. His latest journey has taken him through Barcelona’s historic neighborhoods and landmarks. We can follow … Continue reading

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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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