Archive for February, 2012:

What The Presidents Drink At Washington's Classic Bar

To celebrate Presidents Day this year, the Round Robin Bar at Willard InterContinental Washington, D.C. will feature mixologist Jim Hewes’ presidential-themed cocktail menu. Hewes has been serving heads of state for more than 25 years, and now on, he’s dishing out their drink preferences.

Top Five Small Towns: Southwest

As we moved our way across the country to discover more small towns, we’ve stumbled upon these five Southwestern spots. Check out the slideshow below, and then let us know your favorite small-town getaway. [imagebrowser id=18] Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool. Photos courtesy of  iStock, Natalia Bratslavsky, Davor Lovincic, Phototreat,  Washington […]

Five Overwater Villas To Book Now

We’ve been dreaming about ditching our desks for an oceanfront getaway. Over on, we’ve uncovered five overwater villas that we’re dying to escape to right now. From the Caribbean to the Maldives, check out these scenic spots for yourself. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels Limited

The World's Most Outrageous Airport Lounges

Last week on, we took you inside the most luxurious airport lounges — the ones that go well beyond loveseats and a snack table. Today’s tricked-out waiting spots come complete with rooftop gardens, first-rate cuisine and even spas. One of our favorites was the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Heathrow — owner Richard Branson knows […]

Friday Travel Photo: Bali

Perched 45 feet above the crashing waves on Bali’s Kisik Beach is Rock Bar — a spectacular place to watch the sunset. There, you’ll find an extended metaphor of food and drinks that are served “on the rocks,” with tapas delivered on stone plates and cocktails poured into glasses suspended over natural stones. Getting to […]

What's Your Favorite In-Room Technology?

Deluxe room at Aria Resort & Casino As we grow more and more dependent on technology, hotels are tasked with keeping their guest rooms updated with cutting-edge high-tech perks. We’ve seen everything from motion-activated toilet seats to touch screens that allow you to order food. Check out some of our top state-of-the-art amenities below, and […]

Surprisingly Simple Tips For Great Travel Photos

We tracked down some expert photographers to get their best tips on taking great vacation pictures. Here are some of their surprisingly simple suggestions to avoid reels of dull images (bonus: no new equipment necessary). The Experts: Andy Biggs. BBC’s 2008 wildlife photographer of the year; leader of African photographic safaris. Jeff Kauck. Food photographer; […]

Where To Go During Chicago Restaurant Week

Chicago’s fifth annual Restaurant Week comes to town from Feb. 17 to 26. With more than 250 restaurants participating, a deal on a first-rate meal is just a reservation away. (Lunch costs $22 and dinner is $33 or $44, depending on the restaurant.) While some restaurants are already fully booked (Blackbird), others are still taking […]