Pet-friendly Vancouver for 2 days…

Opus Vancouver Jacuzzi

…is not enough! This city is made for tourists. You can shop, eat at a multitude of international cafés, go for a stroll, and depending on the weather, take an aquabus to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for high adventure in a natural setting. My first night I stayed at the hip and pet-friendly (they don’t charge for dogs) […]

Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Vancouver Island

Out on Vancouver Island's Long Beach

Vancouver Island’s Tofino is the place to enjoy nature, surf, kayak, see marine mammals, and get spoiled by the best restaurants. As is the Relais & Chateaux Wickaninnish Inn with its Ancient Cedars Spa. To me it’s California laid-back, from its friendly staff to the earth tones in the décor of the rooms. Natural cedar carvings by Pacific coast artist […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 25, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel includes: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win two tickets to Rio de Janeiro from TAM Airlines Win a trip for two to Los Angeles from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to Montreal from Tourisme Montreal Win a 6-night Kenya safari from The Explorateur […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Leave Extra Time Getting to LAX

LAX

Leave Extra Time Getting to LAX I’ve warned you about construction delays this summer at Newark and San Francisco airports. Well, it gets worse, and now, you can add LAX to the list of airports undergoing major renovations. Fortunately, the projects at LAX (which you can read more about here) are really only going to affect travelers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Stay Away from SFO this Summer During Peak Times

SF

Stay Away from SFO this Summer During Peak Times I’ve already warned you about construction delays this summer at Newark Airport. Well, you can now add San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to the “avoid if you can” list since two of the airport’s four runways are closed for the whole summer! If you’re headed to […]

13 elements of the new Godfrey Hotel Chicago

The Godfrey Hotel Chicago.

I was recently in Chicago, and had the very good fortune to stay in the brand new Godfrey Hotel Chicago in the city’s River North neighborhood. I hadn’t been to the Windy City in a number of years, and was thrilled to discover a new area—and hotel!—to explore. Here are the 13 elements I loved […]

5 glamping locations in the United States

fireside-resort

I’m an outdoorsy kind of guy. Maybe not as rugged as some, but I love being outside, being active, and enjoying the sun. My wife, on the other hand, is a self-proclaimed indoorsy kind of girl. She likes books. Scratch that. She LOVES books. She likes to spend her free time reading and drinking tea. […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 18, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip for two to the Tour de France from Belkin Win a transatlantic cruise to Hamburg, Germany from Cunard Win a weeklong cruise for two from Holland America cruise (on Facebook) Win a 12-day trip for two […]