Scott Laird

26 Flips | 2 Magazines | @AbFabSkyLife | Travel writer. Airline pro. Mai Tai Swiller. Lover of lovey hotels.

Summer in the City: New York Hotels Package Urban Fun

Can't escape to the Hamptons? These hotels are offering packages that make the most out of summer in Manhattan.

Hudson River

Heritage Tourism is Taking Off

More travelers are visiting locations poignant to their family histories, and many of the spots to visit are travel and migration-related.

Fairmont's Austin Property Invigorates Brand Identity

With a stable full of historic hotels, Fairmont's new Austin opening heralds a new era of youthful vigor for the Canadian luxury brand.

Westin Riverwalk: San Antonio's Serene Sanctuary

This large hotel is on a quieter side of the popular Riverwalk entertainment district.

Discover the Historic Manhattan of 'Hello, Dolly!'

Dolly Levi's 1890s New York is hard to find today, but pockets of it still exist for itinerant history buffs.

Hawaii is Hollywood's Favorite Tropical Backlot

Hawaii is a film maker's dream, and several resorts are offering tours of sites where a century's worth of popular films have been shot.

Jurassic Park

Marriott and SPG Members Now Have A Lot More 'Moments' Options

Members wanting to redeem points for experiences instead of hotel stays just got thousands more choices.

Old Hawaii Lives on Molokai

Molokai may not be for all visitors, but those who seek a taste of what Hawaii used to be will find a handsome payoff.

Gulf Cooking and Golf Swinging at Four Seasons Houston

This luxury hotel offers the best of the Gulf region in the midst of Houston's vibrant downtown core.

This Luxury Hotel Sends Guests to Jail for Dinner

A new luxury hotel in Colombia offers guests fine dining reservations in an unusual setting: a women's' prison.

The Merrion Hotel Shines Bright with Dublin Heritage

One of the most memorable aspects of Georgian architecture in Dublin is how disarming it is to walk indoors. 18th Century homes were subject to …

Another Hawaii Hotel Goes Strawless

Hawai'i is one of the country's most eco-conscious states. Surrounded by natural beauty and a lack of available landfill space, it's easy to …

This Interstate Casino is Worth the Sleepover

Casino accommodations can oftentimes be overlooked, particularly outside of competitive resort areas like Las Vegas.<p>The rooms are merely an …

Luxury Hotel Openings in 2018

There’s a hotel boom in progress, with every region of the world seeing a significant increase in the number of lodging units, particularly in the …

Warm Up With These Winter Activities

When visiting cold-weather destinations during the winter, it’s tempting to spend all your time indoors and away from the harsh elements, perhaps …

Luxurious Tradition at St. Regis Punta Mita

St. Regis guests have been globetrotters from the very beginning: When the original New York property opened in 1904, it catered to transnational …

'Take Me to the Mountains' in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

If there’s one thing Gatlinburg, Tennessee wants you to know, it’s that they’re open for business.<p>The forest fires that ran through the region in …

Undisturbed Relaxation at Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort

The arrival experience at Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort is an easy suggestion of what awaits guests during their stay—secluded, undisturbed …

Purpose-Driven Culture at Maui's Newest Westin

I’ve visited the Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas twice now and loved the experience both times.<p>So when I got word that the Westin Nanea Ocean …

Sheraton Coke Team Up to Personalize Business Travel

There is a rather old, mostly forgotten tradition of sending gifts to friends and loved ones who are traveling, often on ocean voyages. The practice …

Old World Meets Old Hawaii at St. Regis Princeville

When the St. Regis Hotel opened in Manhattan during September 1904, it was described as one of the most opulent hotels of the age, in the finest …

Room With A View: Snoqualmie

Fans of the recently resurrected <i>Twin Peaks</i> will recognize Salish Lodge as The Great Northern Hotel, and it’s no wonder producers of the supernatural …

'Let Us See if the House Car is Available': Hotel Transport on Tap

During a recent stay at the <b>Fairmont Olympic Seattle</b>, I mentioned to the staff I was running a bit late for a dining reservation. “Let us see if the …

Revisiting the Past at Sheraton Maui

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa evokes strong memories.<p>Some of my earliest recollections surround this exact property: I was a toddler, but I have …

Making Memories at the Westin Princeville

I’ve stayed at the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas twice now and it feels like home.<p>Perhaps that’s the deliberate design of a vacation …