Golden Arrow In Lake Placid; Green and Family-Friendly Too
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Golden Arrow In Lake Placid; Green and Family-Friendly Too

If it were left up to Jenn Holderied, Golden Arrow Resort’s General Manager and second-generation proprietor, all of Lake Placid would be certified as a Green destination. As it is, the young mom and local Ice Meister has been instrumental in helping the hotel earn Audubon International’s platinum level eco-certification, the highest available honor awarded to…

Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island: a Family-Friendly Budget NYC Hotel
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Hilton Garden Inn Staten Island: a Family-Friendly Budget NYC Hotel

The best-kept secret to finding a budget NYC hotel is that there’s more to the Big Apple than Midtown Manhattan. New York City is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and the often-forgotten Staten Island.  Because it’s frequently overlooked, Staten Island lodging is significantly cheaper than other parts of the city. But…

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Mirror Lake Inn, a Gracious Family Resort in Lake Placid

100,000 twinkling white lights covered the hilltop property, turning the frozen exterior into a magical winter wonderland. Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid, New York was just as I remembered – gracious, gorgeous, and serene. When last I visited the award-winning resort and spa, spring flowers graced Adirondack gardens as my husband and I celebrated our…

Dallas Art Lives at the Omni
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Dallas Art Lives at the Omni

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…

Havelis of Rajasthan
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Havelis of Rajasthan

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…

The Leela Palace
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The Leela Palace

“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…