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The Grand Hotel – Minneapolis – Kimpton

By Ava Stochinsky on January 26, 2014Comments (0)

This was my first foray into the wonderful world of Kimpton. I had heard good things, but honestly did not know what to expect.I suppose I did not know what to expect from a franchise boutique hotel. To some this may seem like a bit of an oxymoron. The Grand Hotel exceeded my expectations from […] read more»

4 Great Places To Enjoy a Rooftop Drink in Barcelona

By Ava Stochinsky on January 20, 2014Comments (0)

Barcelona is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, known for its beautiful architecture, wonderful restaurants and serene atmosphere. There can never be a dull moment while you are visiting the city. And what better way to enjoy your vacation than going to a rooftop bar and enjoying a drink or two. Here are […] read more»

The Nines – Portland Oregon

By Ava Stochinsky on January 16, 2014Comments (0)

The Nines is part of the Starwood Luxury Collection. This is likely going to surprise a few of you. I don’t like to be fussed over too much. You’re may be thinking, ‘why the heck would she have a luxury travel blog then?’ Perhaps I believe there is a fine line between elegant and over-the-top. […] read more»

The Liberty Hotel – Boston, Massachusetts

By Ava Stochinsky on December 04, 2013Comments (1)

Luxurious…yes. Elegant…yes. Comparable to any other hotel…nope. The Liberty Hotel is a perfect storm of all the elements you would expect from a historical landmark turned luxury hotel. The Liberty Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood near just a stones throw from the Charles River and its Esplanade. What […] read more»

The Elysian Hotel – Chicago

By Ava Stochinsky on December 03, 2013Comments (0)

How does a hotel that opened less than 15 months ago manage to crawl its way up to the #1 hotel on Trip Advisor in Chicago? A simple answer to this question does not exist. It is, however, a combination of simple elegance and modern amenities that put the Elysian Hotel in Chicago in a […] read more»

The Pearl Hotel – San Diego

By Ava Stochinsky on November 09, 2013Comments (0)

We have spent a great deal of time in San Diego, and there are certainly no shortage of hipster hotels to choose from. However, if you want someone right in the thick of things you should consider the Pearl Hotel. The decor is delightfully sleek, sophisticated yet casual and inviting. You walk in to the […] read more»

5 Must See Places In Canada That Reemphasize It’s Place on the Map

By Branden on October 25, 2013Comments (0)

Why Canada isn’t as popular a tourist destination as America never ceases to surprise me. It’s not that America is overrated or anything – far from it. It’s just that Canada is underrated considering its many treasures. From incredibly diverse wildlife and natural sceneries, to great cities and nightlife, Canada really does have it all. […] read more»

The Library Hotel – NYC

By Ava Stochinsky on October 13, 2013Comments (0)

Maybe it is just me growing older (and somewhat wiser), but I have really come to appreciate the simple pleasures in life. The overall experience I had at the Library Hotel was one of the most pleasurable stays in New York. When I mention the simplicity, it should not be confused with lack of elegance. […] read more»

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