Scott Laird

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Mandarin Oriental adds Lake Como Resort

The lakefront resort will be the hotel group's second property in Italy, and first resort in Western Europe.


The Mayfair Hotel is a Los Angeles Vintage Beauty

This refurbished Art Deco hotel in Downtown LA will bring to life any Jazz Age fantasy, with a healthy dose of contemporary edge and modern comfort.

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Amtrak Updates Contemporary Dining on Select Overnight Trains

Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited sleeping car passengers will now have more entree selections, including a hot option at lunch and dinner.

Visit Mamma Mia Film Locations Onboard A Sailing Ship

The tall ship cruise line has introduced itineraries that pay homage to the hit film Mamma Mia, which was shot on location in the Greek Isles

Making Sense of Marriott's New Award Chart

Marriott and SPG members will have a new chart for redemptions beginning in August, and it's mostly good news for members looking to redeem points …

An Indulgent Escape at Turneffe Island Resort

Whether guests seek relaxation or activities in and around the surrounding ocean and islets, this eco-resort in Belize is a win for escapist …

The Checked Bag Has Returned, and it's Hotter Than Ever

Tired of hunting for bin space? These stylish check-in bags are back on the market with a vengeance.

These Pink Ocean Cabanas Help Fight Cancer

Hyatt Regency Maui has several summer promotions in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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.

Hilton Panama: Cosmopolitan Luxury at the Crossroads of the Americas

Situated between the Pacific Ocean and a vibrant Central American capital, this hotel welcomes guests in grand style.

Amtrak's Texas Eagle Is A Weekend Winner

The thought of a weekend getaway doesn't normally include an Amtrak long-distance train, but should it? One rail fan decides to find out.

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.

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.

A Quiet Sanctuary Amongst Panama's Bustle

Panama's Waldorf Astoria may be in the middle of a bustling crossroads, but its secluded residential feel appeals to escapists.

St. Patrick's Day In Dublin: Irish Traditions of Home

St. Patrick's Day in Ireland is a bucket list item for many travelers, but the experience can be different from what they might expect.

35 Things to Do On Kaua'i

Serene beaches, stunning geological features and a distinctive culture make Kaua'i a favorite holiday getaway.

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 Gwen is Chicago's Historic Art Masterpiece

Chicago is one of my favorite cities for admiring architecture. Whether historic or contemporary, each of the city's skyscrapers seem to reflect the …

How to Have a Great Time in San Antonio

There’s much more to the Alamo City than, well, the Alamo (and the Riverwalk.)<p>While those two icons are most synonymous with San Antonio, there are …

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 …

Adventure Haunts Seattle's Arctic Club Hotel

Seattle's Arctic Club, a fraternal order for men with business ties to Alaska and the Yukon was dissolved in the 1970s, but members are still invoked …

20 Must-Try Foods Around the World

Unbeatable Views From InterContinental Resort Tahiti

Hotels in Tahiti have a long tradition of providing respite for weary travelers—oftentimes on their way to a destination far beyond the reaches of …

Save Valentine's Day With Romantic Hotel Getaways

A Hotel's Limerick Butler

Ireland has a linguistic history distinct from the rest of the British Isles. However, when it comes to the English language, the Emerald Isle seems …

10 Reasons to Visit Anchorage in the Winter