Category: Pennsylvania

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 […]

America’s Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007

Take note if you’re yet to book a stay for Valentines. We’re still only in January, but the the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007” as chosen by the guidebook publisher, American Historic Inns, Inc, has been revealed as follows: Adobe & Pines Inn – Taos, NM McMillan Inn – Savannah, GA Magnolia Mansion […]

Fido Friendly

Fido Friendly

Americans apparently spend nearly $40 billion a year on their pets, and the travel industry is starting to take notice. Fido Friendly – billed as the travel magazine for you and your dog – showcases resorts that add the golden paw of excellence to their pet clientele. Check out the current issue which lists the […]

Top skylines in the world

Top skylines in the world

According to diserio.com, the best skyline in the world is that of Hong Kong, pictured right. Personally, 15th-placed Seattle gets my vote, thanks to the beautiful backdrop of Mount Rainier. The article sums up the top 18 skylines in the world as: 1. Hong Kong (China) 2. Chicago (USA) 3. Shanghai (China) 4. New York […]

Best family American art museums

Best family American art museums

According to the latest issue of Child magazine, the top 5 American art museums for children are as follows: Art Institute of Chicago, IL Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH De Young Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Watch the Super Bowl XL from a luxury suite

Super Bowl XL is just 10 days away! The game is being played in Detroit, Michigan and will be between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Seattle Seahawks. Instead of watching on ABC, you could be there.  TicketsNow is advertising a 40-person luxury suite on the 40-yard line.   And the price for the suite?   […]

2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

2006 Top 10 Romantic Inns

You can tell Valentines is around the corner.   iLoveInns has joined the ‘top ten bandwaggon’ and released its own ‘Top Ten Most Romantic Bed & Breakfasts’. Making the US-centric list, in no particular order, are: Inn at Bowman’s Hill, New Hope, PA Sea Crest by the Sea, Spring Lake, NJ Santa Ynez Inn, Santa […]

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport

Doubletree Hotels  has opened  the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport. More than a year has been spent on transforming the former Ramada Inn into the airport corridor’s newest full-service conference center hotel. Situated less than 10 minutes from the terminals of Pittsburgh International Airport and 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh, this 135-room hotel provides convenient access […]