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  • More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money

    More hotels are going green, and not just to save water or money
    In the hotel industry, being green sometimes means ripping out the greenery. The Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City Hotel is removing draping ivy plants from the balconies of all 361 rooms, replacing them with drought-tolerant succulents. The...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti set to visit Asia on a trade mission

    Like the four mayors before him, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will embark this weekend on a trade mission to China, South Korea and Japan, with an 80-member delegation of local officials and business leaders. The mayor says the goal of the 12-day...
  • Shanghai Disney Resort to feature hotels and shopping district

    Shanghai Disney Resort will open next year with two hotels, a theme park with six themed lands and a shopping and dining district known as Disneytown. Details of what is expected to be the second-largest Disney resort, behind Disney's massive resort...
  • Why 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was pretty as a postcard

    Some hotels inspire travel postcards, but it was actual hand-tinted travel postcards called Photochroms that were part of the inspiration for "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Oscar-nominated production designer Adam Stockhausen drew on these and other visual...
  • Taking the Kids -- to Morgan's Rock for Thanksgiving

    Taking the Kids -- to Morgan's Rock for Thanksgiving
    Jake Rothstein, 8, and his sister Maddie, 5, were on a Thanksgiving vacation at a Nicaragua resort, but nonetheless went off to school without complaint. Their parents, Gordon Rothstein and his wife Jennifer Zagofsky, took the kids to a small school...
  • California legislators flying to Maui to meet with special interests

    California legislators flying to Maui to meet with special interests
    With the dust still settling from last week's election, two dozen state lawmakers are flying to luxury resorts in Hawaii for conferences subsidized and attended by interests that lobby the Legislature: oil companies, public employee unions, drug and...
  • The Grenadines: Safer sailing in numbers

     The Grenadines: Safer sailing in numbers
    As a 10-year veteran of sailing Chesapeake Bay and some other amazing waters around the globe, it's hard to name a favorite spot. But the Tobago Cays rank right up there. The Tobago Cays are an area with a 1,400-acre sand-bottom lagoon of crystal...
  • Black Friday and Cyber Monday works for travel deals too

    Black Friday and Cyber Monday works for travel deals too
    It's almost Thanksgiving, which means it's almost time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. And, it's not just retail stores — mortar-and-brick or online — that have the deals. Various lodgings around the globe are serving up specials,...
  • "Non-disparagement" clauses: the latest fine print outrage

    "Non-disparagement" clauses: the latest fine print outrage
    If you posted a bad review of the Bates Motel on TripAdvisor because you found a dismembered corpse in the bathtub, wouldn't you be outraged to find a letter from a lawyer demanding that you either retract the review or pay $3500? That prospect arises out...
  • Seniors on the Go: Make your complaint work for you

    Seniors on the Go: Make your complaint work for you
    Overcharged? Misinformed? Didn't get what you paid for? Travelers with a gripe against an airline, hotel, online travel agency, credit card issuer, or some other travel seller often copy me on their complaints. And I never cease to be surprised at how...
  • War rooms: Europe's military museums

    War rooms: Europe's military museums
    In honor of Veterans Day, I've been thinking back to my recent stay in the Rhineland. A monument below my hotel window remembering Germany's war dead still had an unused panel. My hunch is that it'll never be used. Germany, mighty today without the help...