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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...
  • 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...
  • Grand Tetons and Yellowstone: Nature enthralls at parks in Wyoming

    Grand Tetons and Yellowstone: Nature enthralls at parks in Wyoming
    He was right out of Central Casting. "I'm K-ay-n," he said in his Western drawl as he walked over from his ranch next door. Dressed in a white dusty cowboy hat, suede vest, jeans and metal-toed boots, the barrel-chested Wyoming native had come over to...
  • Napa Valley wine country for the budget-wise traveler

    Napa Valley wine country for the budget-wise traveler
    Sky-high hotel and restaurant tabs are commonplace in the Napa Valley wine country, but with a little advance planning you can still eat and sleep on the cheap. We scoured Napa and Sonoma counties — from Calistoga in the north to Napa in the south...
  • Execs in Asian luxury hotels fall prey to cyber espionage: study

    Security researchers have uncovered a sophisticated industrial espionage campaign that targets business executives in luxury hotels across Asia once they sign on to computers using in-room wireless connections they consider private and secure. The...
  • The Thrifty Traveler: The perks and quirks of large resorts

    The Thrifty Traveler: The perks and quirks of large resorts
    Large resorts are a significant draw for many travelers. All-in-one activity options, happy hour offerings within easy walking distance, and included fitness classes make an attractive package when it comes to planning a low-stress getaway. There are...
  • Where's everyone going in 2015? Orlando is top pick, Priceline says

    Where's everyone going in 2015? Orlando is top pick, Priceline says
    Orlando, Fla., home to Walt Disney World and other theme parks, will be the most popular U.S. travel destination for 2015, according to hotel bookings made on Priceline. Los Angeles comes in at No. 11, and ranks No. 15 as a top New Year's destination too....
  • In Nevada, Lake Las Vegas is a bit too sleepy

    In Nevada, Lake Las Vegas is a bit too sleepy
    They deal in the faux and fantastical on the frenetic Las Vegas Strip, where reality exists merely in air quotes, where you can stumble and sway from the "Empire State Building" to the "Eiffel Tower" and over to the "Egyptian Pyramids" while your bank...