Category: Pennsylvania

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

3 great casino resorts close to NYC, not in Atlantic City

Gaming in New York State is limited to slot machines but if you’re feeling lucky and want to hit the jackpot or roulette tables, there are plenty of casinos to choose from close to the Big Apple. Atlantic City is probably the first thing that comes to mind but did you know there are some [...]

America’s pet friendly hotels

America’s pet friendly hotels

Who says you have to be separated from your four-legged best friend when you go on holiday? With many sleek hotels now offering pet facilities, there’s no reason why you and Fido should ever be parted again! Here are 7 of America’s luxury hotels that are catering for pets as well as their more traditional [...]

Top 10 US cities for families to visit

Top 10 US cities for families to visit

Ever wondered where to take the family on your next trip to the United States? Assessing various US cities for their family friendliness – and taking into account such things as the quality of the family attractions, weather, etc. – Parents magazine released its 2013 list of the ’10 Best U.S. Cities for Families to [...]

3 new luxuries not to miss in Philadelphia

3 new luxuries not to miss in Philadelphia

With a range of exciting new restaurant openings, hotel renovations and events taking place in Philadelphia this Summer, now is a great time to explore the hip and happening side to the City of Brotherly Love. Holidaymakers can head to Midtown Village to visit the brand new Pennsylvania 6 restaurant, stay-in-style at the newly renovated [...]

4 fabulous reasons to visit Philadelphia this Spring

4 fabulous reasons to visit Philadelphia this Spring

Philadelphia – the city of Brotherly Love – has plenty of highlights, events and attractions in 2013 and below is a summary of some of the top reasons to visit Philly this Spring, including the world’s largest indoor flower show, stunning arts festivals, 2013 film location highlights and plenty of family fun. 1. Films: Philadelphia [...]

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Special feature: Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, UK (and Legoland Windsor!)

Last week we stayed at the thousand year old Stoke Park estate in Buckinghamshire. The estate has an illustrious history with prestigious owners that have included Elizabeth I in the late 16th Century and the Penn family in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Thomas Penn, son of William Penn (who founded Pennsylvania) purchased [...]

Mount Airy Golf Club officially re-opens

Mount Airy Golf Club officially re-opens

Mount Airy Casino Resort at Mount Pocono, PA has officially re-opened Mount Airy Golf Club which had been temporarily closed for two seasons due to construction of the new casino resort. The course features spectacular vistas on more than 6,000 yards of challenging yet beautiful terrain featuring rolling, tree-lined fairways and multiple ponds, lakes, and [...]

Bedford Springs Resort says “Bon Appétit”

Bedford Springs Resort has gathered outstanding culinary talent for a weekend long epic epicurean adventure. Celebrate the area’s rich culinary heritage at A Taste of the Chesapeake, a gala gourmet dinner prepared by their guest chefs, featuring regionally inspired dishes using local ingredients. Then learn techniques from these James Beard-recognised masters while sampling exquisite flavours [...]

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

A re-launched transatlantic business class service is available to over 20 European destinations, from Philadelphia and Charlotte, courtesy of US Airways. Envoy  is offering new menus, available on demand, and brunch on all departures before mid-afternoon. Their Boeing 767s offer ‘nearly-lie-flat seats’ (170-degree recline)  in a peaceful, private environment, whilst seats on A330s and B757 [...]

Hot Winter Sports at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains

Hot Winter Sports at Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains

Many people are often surprised and amazed as they happen upon Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains of PA. Don’t expect kitchy or heart shaped tubs –  expect 5,500 acres, great service and a luxury Poconos style. Check out their Hot Winter Sports package which currently weighs in at upwards of $399 a night (plus [...]

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Interview with Heather Holman of Hotels of the Rich and Famous

Heather Holman is the owner and architect of Hotels of the Rich and Famous. She currently resides in the United States near the Capital of Washington D.C., has travelled to over 20 countries and visited hundreds of luxury hotels. Her hobbies include wine tasting, shopping, photography and, of course, travelling. Heather hopes to one day [...]

Are you overlooking certain US cities?

Travellers who prefer hidden gems to over-hyped hotspots should apparently start packing their bags for Baltimore, Louisville, and Sacramento. These are three of the most underrated US cities according to Shermans Travel. Their top 10 are: Baltimore – Boasts a revitalized Inner Harbor area, plus the backdrops for such John Waters film classics as Hairspray, [...]

Renovation of the Bedford Springs Resort, PA

Renovation of the Bedford Springs Resort, PA

A  $100 million restoration of The Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania is nearing completion, with a re-opening anticipated next month. The historic landmark first opened in 1804  and was home to one of the first golf courses in the United States.  The restoration hopes to  accomplish the uneviable task of capturing the hotel’s bygone [...]

New look for Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

New look for Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel, Philadelphia

Thanks to $15 million renovations over the past year, the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, PA has a new look this Spring. Guest room renovations will be completed next month and will see all rooms feature 32″ LCD televisions, bathrooms with granite countertops, and  luxurious Sleep Number beds by Select Comfort – beds where the [...]

James A. Michener centenary celebrations

James A. Michener centenary celebrations

James A. Michener, America’s beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, would have turned 100 years old this year. So, as of tomorrow,  the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA will  celebrate its namesake with an exhibition entitled “James A. Michener: Traveler/Citizen/Writer”. The exhibition is curated by Stephen J. May, author of the recent biography “Michener: [...]

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels [...]

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