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Because There Aren't Enough Reasons to Visit San Diego in Winter, Now You Can Ice Skate

Because There Aren't Enough Reasons to Visit San Diego in Winter, Now You Can Ice Skate Hotel Solamar Top reasons to visit San Diego right now: it's warm and you're not former mayor Bob Filner is under house arrest, so there's less of a chance you'll get harassed you want to ice skate outside but don't like the cold ...

Airbnb Is Having a Media Moment

Airbnb Is Having a Media Moment Flickr/Natalie Ortiz Airbnb has been around for more than five years, but this week the media has been booking stories left and right about the "trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world." Monday, the New...

Taxi E-Hailing Test Gets Green Light in NYC

Taxi E-Hailing Test Gets Green Light in NYC Christoph SahleA taxi in NYC. The ability to hail a taxi from your smartphone is probably in the immediate future for New Yorkers. NYC has been testing e-hailing so passengers can more easily retrieve a taxi. The city recently received the green light from an appeals court...

Haunted Hotels Are In Full Swing

If luxury horror is your thing, look no further than haunted hotels this Halloween. As rounded up in a spread on USA Today, several hotels across the country are incorporating their own tales from the crypt into their businesses this time of year. A couple examples of...

Tourists Pay To Hunker Down In East German Bunker

Tourists Pay To Hunker Down In East German Bunker Martin Abegglen, Flickr Sleeping in rickety old beds, eating bland food that you're forced to cook yourself and being bossed around by hotel staff hardly sounds like a fun travel experience, but tourists in Germany are paying $150 a night for exactly that. It's all a part...

Airbnb Users In NYC Spend More Money When Traveling Than Others

Airbnb has been the subject of a recent spate of legal fire in New York City. The New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, subpoenaed the guest-hosting company recently for data on its 15,000 NYC users. Airbnb refused to meet those demands in an attempt to...

Hotel Concierges To Cure Your Hangover And Fix Your Love Life

Hotel Concierges To Cure Your Hangover And Fix Your Love Life Dinner Series, Flickr If you're like many hotel guests, you probably just waltz right past the concierge desk without a second thought. After all, unless you need a hard-to-get restaurant reservation or last minute theater tickets, you can probably figure out whatever you...

Voodoo Zip Line Will Soon Soar Over Vegas

Voodoo Zip Line Will Soon Soar Over Vegas Voodoo Zipline photo Opening in November, the Voodoo Zip Line will connect two towers at Las Vegas' Rio casino. Starting at the 50th floor of the Masquerade Tower at the VooDoo Steakhouse, riders will travel a third-mile to the 20th floor of the Impanema Tower in about 70...

Woman Evicted From Hotel After 9-Year Stay

Woman Evicted From Hotel After 9-Year Stay WISN Nearly a decade after moving to a hotel after losing her home in foreclosure, a Wisconsin woman faces eviction for an unpaid bill of $29,000. Jana Ganjian says that her poor health put her out of a job and then her home, and that she's only stayed at the hotel...

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort I've never considered myself an "all-inclusive resort" type of person. Sprawling grounds filled with "vacation activities" always seemed disingenuous to me and from the snippets of reviews I had heard or read online, they seemed filled with buffets of terrible food and...

Times Square Concierges Share Laughable Interactions With Travelers

Tourists aren't always easy to deal with in a congested and dense city like NYC wherein most people get around by foot. But for most New Yorkers, the annoyances don't go any further than a slow sidewalk commute. Two Times Square hotel concierges, however, have a deeper...

St. Louis Zoo To Open Animal-Themed Hotel

St. Louis Zoo To Open Animal-Themed Hotel Flickr, Jorge Rodrigo Gonzalez The St. Louis Zoo has some major expansion plans in store for the next several decades, including an open savannah, a gondola crossing the park, a formal restaurant and a boutique hotel. The Missouri zoo will be making big changes to their...

Helsinki Airport Opens Free Lounge With Real Beds

Helsinki Airport Opens Free Lounge With Real Beds Photo: Juho Suoperä If you've ever tried to sleep on one of those hard airport terminal chairs as announcements blare over the PA system and passengers jostle into you with their luggage, you know how hard it is to get any decent rest while waiting for your flight. ...

CNN Explains Why Sex Is Better In Hotels

CNN Explains Why Sex Is Better In Hotels When a CNN writer published a piece on CNN Travel on why hotel sex is better, editors later went into the piece and changed her name and removed her picture. And that makes perfect sense to me -– sex lives, including where they flourish, are usually classified as...

The Ultimate Breaking Bad Road Trip

The Ultimate Breaking Bad Road Trip Benjamin Goddard Photography This post references events from the series finale of Breaking Bad. If you haven't yet seen the episode, don't read any further....

Pooping In Public, The Newest Hotel Trend

Pooping In Public, The Newest Hotel Trend Bentley Smith, Flickr They say traveling together will either bring you closer together or destroy your relationship, and the latest hotel design movement is certainly putting that concept to the test. According to The Guardian, open-plan bathrooms are a growing trend in...

Airbnb Produces Short Film Made Out Of 6-Second Vines

Think a 6-second video isn't long enough to tell a story? How about 600 seconds? Airbnb produced an impressive short film with their Hollywood & Vines project. Screenwriter Ben York Jones, known for the prize-winning film "Like Crazy" about a long-distance...

10 Ways To Be A Terrible Airbnb Host

I recently wrote 10 Ways To Be A Terrible Airbnb Guest for Gadling. For all of the Airbnb hosts out there who found themselves nodding in agreement with the atrocities committed by some guests, well, it goes both ways. Making sure you avoid being a terrible guest is just...

Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job

Hotel Security Guard Starts Hotel Fires in Order to Sleep on the Job Why did a hotel security officer set hotel fires? It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, except, unfortunately for everyone involved, this was no joke. When you hear about a former employee of two hotels starting his own hotel fires, you might assume he or she did...

Burberry Raincoats And Other Cool Things You Can Borrow From Your Hotel

Burberry Raincoats And Other Cool Things You Can Borrow From Your Hotel Guy Sie, Flickr London may be known for its rainy climate but one hotel in the British capital has decided loaning out umbrellas just wasn't cool enough for its elite clientele -- not when you could loan out Burberry trench coats instead. The Maybourne Hotel Group --...

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