Best hotel mattresses

Seeking ZZZs? Book the Ritz

What’s more important than the minibar, the sleek lobby and mints on the pillow? For frequent travelers that would be sleep. Hotels interested in building loyalty find they can please their customers with stand-out lodging experiences, but if they want to wow and delight them, they need to beat the competition on the bed. According […]

travel to Maui

Maui Mania: Vacation Demand on this Paradise Island Remains Strong

Getting “Maui’d” goes way beyond vows over the surf. Travelers can incorporate a delicious Hawaiian vacation as a free stopover offered by Hawaiian Airlines to or from destinations in the Pacific and Asia. And although travelers will no doubt want to stay forever, Maui is a compact island and, if a full vacation is not in […]

sailing with Seabourn

Culinary Heaven at Sea: Thomas Keller Sails with Seabourn

By David Yeskel In a never-ending battle for culinary supremacy on the high seas, Seabourn Cruises fired a shot across the bow of the competition in the luxury sector by partnering with Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller in 2015.  The goal – to add the chef’s prized dishes to menus aboard the line’s fleet of intimate […]

Dining w view

Dinner and a View: 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America

With summer at its peak, diners are seeking inspiring backdrops to elevate their dining experiences. Curating these, OpenTable, an online restaurant reservations portal, has unveiled what it tabs as the 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America for 2019. The key ingredient through all of this information gathering: breathtaking scenery as a backdrop. From majestic park scenery at Tavern […]

Best places to see NYC

Top Take-ins: Where to Find the Most Expensive Views in American

An online comparison and search portal, TicketLens, has published a list of the most expensive views in the United States. Observation platforms and skylines are a popular attraction for sightseers enjoying a city-break, offering time for reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day. The monuments in the United States included in the […]

Travel-Intel News & Reviews

Weekly news and reviews on cruise travel, air travel, hotels, resorts, destinations and vacation trends. Distributed to 120,000 subscribing travel advisors and specialists.

Lark Ellen Gould -- Award-Winning Journalist

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.