Category: Featured Lodging

Vienna House: Hotels that feel like home

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Vienna House is a boutique hotel chain with locations primarily in central Europe, it's a hotel brand on the rise.  Each location is unique, with an air of sophistication and authenticity you don't find with many of the big brands. The following is my experience staying at four different Vienna...

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A Nature-inspired performance at the Theatre Hotel

The Theater Hotel exterior by Mike or

The Theatre Hotel in Olomouc, Czech Republic sets the stage for a performance that will impress even the savviest of travelers. This hospitality experience will leave you yearning for an encore. RECEPTION The entrance is a chic display of sophistication, with supple leathers, rich textiles, opulent lighting and dramatic functional...

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The Westin Hamburg is a well orchestrated symphony of excellence

Westin Hamburg from the water

The glacier-inspired Westin Hamburg hotel is fast becoming one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. This hotel is not just a place to stay, but rather an experience that showcases a sophisticated ensemble of architecture, service, comfort and style, leaving the guest yearning for an encore. While in...

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St. John’s Point Lighthouse

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St. John’s Point Lighthouse in Donegal, Ireland is an inimitable lodging experience that will likely provide some enduring memories. We drove down a long stretch of single track road flanked by ocean on both sides. The obligatory yield of other vehicles was required—while occasionally finding ourselves driving in reverse in...

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Aghadoe Heights hits hotel home run in Killarney, Ireland

Aghadoe Heights hotel aerial by Mike Shubic

Located on a bluff offering stupendous views of  Lough Leane Lake in Killarney, Ireland, Aghadoe Heights Hotel provides guests with a suburb lodging experience. I was in Kilarney for a travel blogger conference and had an opportunity to stay at the Aghadoe Heights Hotel for five nights. From the accommodations,...

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The Great George Hotel

The Great George Hotel exterior

While visiting PEI (Prince Edward Island) I had an opportunity to stay a few nights at the Great George Hotel, a remarkable and historic property located in the heart of Charlottetown. Built back in the mid-1800s, the Great George is unlike any historic hotel I’ve ever stayed. The property is...

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Great Views of Niagara Falls at Marriott on the Falls

Marriott on the Falls

After more than a century, Niagara Falls remains a popular vacation destination, and, for good reason. Between the stunning majesty of the falls themselves, and the plethora of family-friendly activities in the area, it’s hard to get bored there. If you’re planning a visit to Niagara Falls, do yourself a...

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Jerusalem’s Mamilla Hotel is Magnificent!

The Mamilla Hotel in Jerusalem captivates guests the moment they enter the lobby. Most five star hotels have nice and often elaborate lobbies, but what sets the Mamilla Hotel apart is that the space feels like a designer showroom and the modernistic decor almost contradicts its historic and conservative location...

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Inbal Hotel: Monolithic elegance in the heart of the Holy City

The Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem looks like a monolithic structure carved from a mountainside of limestone that bears the name of its location. While only thirty years old, the Inbal Hotel has become a landmark of Jerusalem and is considered to be one of the finer hotels in this historic...

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Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino rolls a 7

Westgate Las Vegas is a solid choice with culinary bright spot at EDGE Steakhouse I road tripped to Las Vegas, Nevada last week for the most "un-travel" related activity...the World of Concrete show. Why was I at a construction trade show you ask? Well, in addition to producing travel videos,...

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