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The large, inviting common room at our unit at EagleRidge Lodge in Steamboat
Last weekend, we traveled with a group of friends to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to enjoy some leisurely spring skiing and a few days in the mountains. As a group of 9 people, we spun the wheels on many lodging options, including multiple hotel rooms, Airbnb units, condos, and hotel suites.
Our search and ultimate decision to rent a condo at Wyndham's EagleRidge Lodge shed light on the issues surrounding the hunt for lodging for such a large, diverse group consisting of both couples and singles. Below, we take walk through our unit at EagleRidge and highlight what we liked and what we learned about choosing accommodations when traveling with friends:
There’s been so much activity on the hotel app front this past year that we named it the Must-Have Hotel Amenity in our HotelChatter 2012 Awards. From booking stays and checking in, to ordering room service and finding things to do and see at your destination, it’s all a click away. There is of course the front desk or traditional concierge you can prod for more personal recommendations, but what to do when you are looking to get the true insider track on the city you’re visiting based on your own interests?
Enter the concept created by Plus One Berlin, which allows you to book time with one of over 30 locals and be their “plus one” when getting to know the city. Here’s how it all works.
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You get this gratis at the FS Beverly Hills, when you have a special occasion, so mention it!
Sure, there are a number of things you've probably done to save money at hotels. Maybe you signed up for a loyalty program for the free WiFi and room upgrade ("when available"). Perhaps you booked at the respective hotel's web site to secure the "best guaranteed rate".
You're probably thinking: Tell me something I don't already know. Well, as a travel writer for the past ten years (on a tight budget, for that matter), I'm divulging my best secrets. Some tips are common sense, some are things you might not have ever thought about.
Either way, the following advice is guaranteed to have you save $$$—without feeling ghetto about it!
In other space news this week, a Russian company is opening the world's first space hotel, located 217 miles above ground. Which will certainly make for great travel photography—but maybe not so great for, you know, 'exploring the neighborhood.'
CNN reports on the float-el, which is scheduled to open in 2016 under the name Commercial Space Station. Gee, how romantic. If you're game—and the £100,000 hasn't spooked you yet (not to mention the £500,000 cost just to get there)—here are some tips on what you'll need to bring with you.