Weird or Wonderful? Japan’s Robot Hotel

Life is stranger than fiction. That was one of my dad’s favorite sayings, and I’ll admit that sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between real life and News of the Weird. This week proved dad right as the Henn … read more


#Travel140: Always Pack a Sweater, Guys!

#Travel140 #TravelTip: Always ack a Sweater! Even in summer. Even for guys. You never know when you’ll need it, and you’ll always be glad you have it. This week’s tip is for the guys from a guy who learned from … read more

Travel Sweeps

Banner: Away We Go - – because winning vacations is fun!

This post is a little different than most of our sweepstakes posts, in that it’s not just a particular contest you can enter. And it’s not just about the contests, as you’ll see. When I was a kid, I never … read more

Travel To Do List

Photo: Centerstage at Verb Hotel

Anticipating the Verb Vibe

At the risk of appearing shallow, there are places in this world that fill me with anticipation just because of their appearances. Not just world famous, iconic landmarks, but every day, normal places that could be hair salons, restaurants or … read more

Travel News

Banner: Amtrak Train Days

Amtrak Train Days Offer a Reason to Ride

Here’s a little something to tuck away for later, when thoughts turn to late-summer getaways, fall excursions, and family holiday travels: Take the train. We love train travel because it feels a little luxurious: You get to take your time … read more


Banner: A Closer Look at the Courtyard Cadillac Hotel

A Closer Look at the Courtyard Cadillac Hotel

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here’s an entire short story about our visit to the Courtyard Cadillac Hotel in Miami Beach. For more of the story, see our detailed review. Chapter One: The Room Let’s face … read more