Category Archives: Hotels

Airbnb AMS

Earlier this year I rented a terrific Airbnb appartment in the heart of Amsterdam’s Jordaan neighborhood. Before I decided on the flat, I searched dozens of interesting options, but none were as unusual as the “Inkijkbnb”. This unique rental is … Continue reading

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Stress-Free Travel (not)

Whether you’re traveling for fun or work, travel is never stress-free. This hilarious graphic from the British travel website Just The Flight illustrates just how frustrating travel can be.

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Travel Periodically

In 2014 Airbnb tried to launch a print travel magazine aimed primarily at their rental hosts, but only one issue of Pineapple ever made it to press. Now everyone’s favorite accommodation platform is partnering with Hearst Publishing to produce a new travel … Continue reading

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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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