The Pine Hills Inn; Historic Lake Placid Hotel

The Pines Inn exterior | Lake Placid hotel

If a storied history and charming owners were all that were needed to produce first-rate lodging, then The Pines Inn in Lake Placid, New York would be the best hotel in the Adirondacks. Alas, other accommodations in the area offer lakefront property, heated pools, signature spa treatments, luxurious linens, and even afternoon tea service. The Pines Inn … Read more

Dallas Art Lives at the Omni

Omni Dallas - Art - Ted Kinkaid

In a state known for doing things on a grand scale, it may come as no surprise to learn that Dallas is home to the largest contiguous urban arts district in the nation. And that at the center of the Dallas art scene is one of its grandest visions, the Dallas Omni Hotel. Dallas Art … Read more

Havelis of Rajasthan

Jagat Niwas Palace - Pichola Suite - Udaipur, India

In our travels through India and Nepal, we have had occasion to stay in a variety of accommodations – from the over the top luxury of The Leela Palace to the rural village tea houses of Nepal. But the prize for most eccentric lodging goes to a haveli of Rajasthan. A haveli is a private mansion in India or … Read more

The Leela Palace

The Leela Palace - rooftop pool

“India is going to be extraordinary,” said a travel writing friend who knows a thing or two about amazing places. And yet nothing could have prepared me for The Leela Palace, a hotel that prides itself on meeting luxury with grace. Bypassing Louts at the Gate When we arrived at Delhi Airport late one evening … Read more