It feels safe to say that Rome isn’t thought of as a cocktail city. And that’s fine—leave that distinction to the likes of New York and London and enjoy the millennia-old ruins, masterpieces of Western art, and extra-hearty pasta the Eternal City has to offer.
But, naturally, all those activities are best followed up with a drink. So, when I planned a trip to Rome this past December, I knew I’d want to venture beyond its excellent wine bars and see what the local cocktail scene had to offer. Read More
There's this thing about outdoor hot springs: they're always better when they're private and attached to your bedroom.
Finally, somebody gets it... Read More
As far as we see it, there are just two ways to reach the pinnacle of an all-American summer. One is to bite into a lobster roll in sight of a lighthouse on the New England coast, the other is to personally conduct the Boston Pops on July 4th while grilling a dozen hot dogs. Read More
If someone says “Portland,” and “bar” together in the same sentence, there’s a good chance you immediately think of the largest city in Oregon. And that’s a shame, because 1) Portland, Maine, took the name first by a factor of 219 years, and 2) it hosts a vibrant, eclectic cocktail scene that can compete with towns 10 times its size. Read More
There's an old saying in the nation of Georgia.
"Whatever begins as a cognac distillery will eventually become a Soviet-era publishing house before turning into a Wes Anderson-esque hotel with its own two-floor casino." Read More
The name "Oscar" could use a little rehabilitation.
Too often we associate it with hot dogs, naked statues and cynical puppets living in garbage cans.
And not nearly enough with baroque fireplaces, crystal butterflies and trolleys bursting with beef ribs. Read More
Los Cabos must have it bad for you.
Because the highly-photogenic Mexican municipality on Baja's tip is opening not one, but two new properties for your ceviche-eating, beachside-imbibing summer pleasure. Read More
You think you'll spend some time on the lake this summer.
As in Como. Read More
If you were cast away on a remote island with just three critical tools for your survival, what would you bring? Read More
"I could totally continue doing that, floating all over the planet while others pamper, feed and entertain me." — You, at the end of the last cruise you took.
"Here I go, embarking on a 245-day voyage that will take me to 6 continents and 59 countries while I'm continually pampered and entertained." — Future you, still publicly airing your every thought about the merits of cruising. Read More
Spring. It's finally, truly, no-kidding here.
Just in time for you to go someplace warmer.
Someplace like Manapany Hotel, a new 43-room beachside escapery nestled beside a nature preserve on that most lovely of all French-speaking Caribbean islands, St. Barts. Read More
Your group trip could have easily fallen apart before it started.
Friend A insisted on ocean views...
Friend B demanded a home cinema...
Not to mention Friend C's insistence on a 74-foot water slide.
Then you all discovered Meda Gedara, a ridiculously lovely, seven-bedroom wonder now open in Sri Lanka. And with it, satisfaction. Read More
Weird that you haven't received your invitation to the impending royal nuptials yet.
It probably got lost in the mail.
In the meantime, it's probably wise to focus on finding accommodations. Read More
Preferably somewhere that's pro-freestanding bathtub and anti-not-having-a-champagne-bar.
You've filed your taxes. Or your extension. Read More
Either way, job well done.
What you need now is a little something to help you unwind. Like a sulfur mud treatment inside of a volcano. Or a bath made with specially brewed beer.
"Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown."
Hmm, that doesn't really work here. Read More
Hamburgers weren't invented in Hamburg, of course.
But you know what was?
A 130-room architectural puzzle of a lakeside hotel with a noticeable absence of straight walls.
It's called The Fontenay and it's open now in... oh wait, we see you already have a question. Read More
"Joey, have you ever been in a Turkish Prison?"
Anyway, we hope your own answer to that question is still an empathic "no."
But we're also hoping that your attitude towards such accommodations change once you see this place. Read More
I've recently been let go from a high-level State Department position via tweet. On the plus side, my April is looking pretty open. Where should I go? - Rex in D.C. Read More
Ah, spring break in Cancún. Read More
This is… the complete and polar opposite of that.
Unless you had some kind of intimate property on a tiny Yucatán island back in college...
What have they done for you lately?
Wait, don't answer that.
Not until you've seen this new hotel with steam rooms and wine cellars carved into ancient lava flows. Read More