What’s in New York City for Teenagers? Ask a Teen Concierge
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What’s in New York City for Teenagers? Ask a Teen Concierge

If you want to know what’s in New York City for teenagers, ask the Teen Concierge at Omni Bershire Place in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I had a chance to interview Larissa Horn, the the Teen Concierge behind Omni Berkshire’s Teen Connect Program when she was gearing up for the busy summer months. Larissa is from…

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…

The Pine Hills Inn; Historic Lake Placid Hotel
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The Pine Hills Inn; Historic 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…

High Peaks Resort: Luxury Living in the Lap of the Adirondacks
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High Peaks Resort: Luxury Living in the Lap of the Adirondacks

Going to visit Lake Placid? The High Peaks Resort offers accommodations within walking distance of everything in the village. My kids and I recently were invited to spend a few days as the guests of the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. Years ago, back when it was the Hilton, I had stayed here with…

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…

Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street in New York City
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Hotel Review: Andaz Wall Street in New York City

The New York City Downtown area and Financial District has been developing into a residential and tourism area over the past several years. I recently stayed at the Andaz Wall Street, and highly recommend it for everyone – families, singles, couples, you name it. With the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, as well as the re-birth…