Travel Trends: Roads Less Taken; Places Less Seen

Expedia.com analyzed thousands of data points this year to identify the top trends in travel for 2018, and the results show that American travelers are increasingly interested in novel experiences – places less visited and the unusual activities they bring. Highlights from the report include the rise of secondary destinations like Chiang Mai, the Azores […]

New Year and a Hot Season for Hotel Openings

From Asia to Africa to Europe and beyond, the following properties, whether just opened or opening soon, promise to dazzle with scenic settings, stunning design and impeccable service. Beachside escapes, historic properties, modern stunners and nature retreats will bring transformational experiences to guests who want to experience the latest amenities in hospitality in some very precious locations.

Revved for Relaunch: New Dawn for Jamaica’s Half Moon Resort

Half Moon in Jamaica’s Montego Bay opened in 1954 – just around the time that the first “Tonight Show” aired (with Steve Allen), the packaged TV dinner debuted, and Marilyn Monroe married Joe DeMaggio. Needless to say, the legendary beachfront resort is still going strong especially as it debuts with a new look and feel. The […]

Luxe Talk: A Chat with LHW’s Ted Teng

Ted Teng, president and CEO of Leading Hotels of the World, has been at the helm of the luxury hotel branding organization since 2008 and oversees the management of this branding through its more than 430 hotels. The properties all bring unique histories and their own styles of architecture. Some 88 percent are family-owned and […]

2019 Flower Shows: Where to Smell the Roses

By Susan McKee If it’s winter, orchids are the go-to flower for botanical exhibits. These colorful tropical blooms remind us that warmer weather soon will return. In the meantime, shows of all sizes dot the calendar in January and February. Two of the largest orchid shows are held on the coasts. San Francisco Orchid Society’s […]

Only in Vegas? You Betcha!

Only in Vegas is not just a maxim for the ages. It’s a phrase that packs a power punch. Las Vegas has always been the place where whatever happens there stays there and the phrase remains a perennial sales tag pegging the city as the ideal spot to let loose, go wild, spend money, have […]

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Lark has been a travel journalist for more than 30 years. She shares weekly news and reviews on all facets of travel. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure or planning a trip for someone else, Lark’s insight on cruise travel, air travel, hotels, resorts, popular activities, attractions and destinations will keep trips cost- and time-efficient, and help all the travel go that much more smoothly.