Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge, Canada

When I tell people that I have recently returned from Banff National Park after traveling by rail with Rocky Mountaineer they immediately say, “I want to do that.” One of the things I enjoyed most about my trip was how easy it was. No meal planning necessary, no stress about hotel reservations; just show up, […]

November 13th, 2015|Alberta, Canada, Lodging|

Palihotel, Los Angeles, CA

This post was contributed by Lisa Crovo Dion, photos by Dan Dion

Melrose Avenue is one of my favorite places in Los Angeles, and Palihotel not only claims an address on this famed strip, but also embodies the Melrose spirit.

Dubbed “Melrose Avenue’s first boutique hotel,” this newish (2012) spot has 32 (small) guest rooms and is […]

November 4th, 2015|California, Lodging|

L’Auberge Carmel: Old World Luxury Hotel

What began as a residential apartment building back in 1929 has morphed into L’Auberge Carmel, a Relais & Chateaux boutique hotel that exudes luxury in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Constructed around an interior courtyard with a babbling fountain in the middle, the 20 room property oozes old world charm with its Mullion and Muntins windows in the front lobby […]

October 30th, 2015|California, Lodging|