13 Reasons to Stay at the QT Sydney

QT Sydney front desk

Back in September 2012, a fun, hip, quirky and beautifully designed hotel opened in Sydney, Australia. I was fortunate enough to visit, and after spending four nights at the QT Sydney, it’s safe to say it’s unlike any hotel I’ve ever seen—and if the below tickles your fancy, one you don’t want to miss. Here […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Ask for a Shower


Ask for a Shower Feeling all grimy after a long flight only to find your room isn’t available for hours? Just ask the hotel if they have a day room or fitness center that you can use to take a shower and/or get cleaned up. You’d be surprised how many places do—and all you have […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Store Your Belongings Smartly


Store Your Belongings Smartly If you arrive to a destination early and your room isn’t available yet, leave your belongings with the bellman so you don’t have to carry them around—but make sure your computer bag and other valuables are locked and that all your things are stored in a secure place. You just never […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Consider the Elevators

Elevator ducks

Consider the Elevators Noise in hotels is a given. No hotel is going to be as quiet as your own home, especially when you’re trying to sleep at night. But while you can’t just demand that everyone shut the heck up and go to sleep, you can take specific  measures to make things as quiet […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lower Your TV Volume


Lower Your TV Volume If you think you’ve spotted a trend in my tips recently, you’re right. I’ve written in the past few days about ways to be a more considerate traveler (here and here) and today I’ve got yet another suggestion: Be sure the volume of your TV is not overly loud, especially late at […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Slam the Door


Don’t Slam the Door Be conscious of your neighbors in a hotel or on a cruise ship and make sure not to slam your room or balcony door. Instead, close it gently to keep the noise to a minimum. It just takes a little bit of effort to be a more considerate traveler.   _________________________________________________________________________________ […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Take the Stairs


Take the Stairs If you travel a lot, you know how difficult it is to eat well on the road and make time for a workout. Well, here’s an easier way to travel healthier: Take the stairs (and not the elevator) as much as possible to help counter all the food your body is taking […]

Travel Website of the Week: The Suitest

The Suitest

The Suitest was launched by a former quantitative finance analyst at Goldman Sachs back in August, and it provides a whole new approach to finding travel accommodations. Here’s how it works: The site’s super-powered statistics engine crunches over a billion data points to determine the fair value of each room on any set of nights […]