Caravan Inn . Glenwood Springs

A few weeks ago I went rafting with a group of friends on the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. My friend arranged a group rate at the Caravan Inn, whose owners are friends with Whitewater Rafting and got us a very special family rate. I’ve passed through Glenwood Springs countless times, and when overnighting have…

Da Vinci Hotel . New York City

I had promised to report on my next Travelocity interaction, which would have been never had Joel and team not promptly addressed my Last Minute Package debacle and offered me a $100 Travelocity credit for the inconvenience and overall mess. I was in New York City and applied his credit toward the Da Vinci Hotel…

Childhood Haunt . Chicago

Normally I would worry for someone reminiscing fondly of a two star budget motel abutting a downtown off ramp. But if that motel helped create happy family vacation memories then it’s understandable. I think. Growing up in Michigan we made frequent family trips to Chicago. I remember we often stayed at a Days Inn a…

The German Future Hotel Room

The BBC’s Steve Rosenberg tours a highly unconventional and technologically advanced hotel room created by a German institute.  This “hotel room of the future” is complete with a rocking bed, color changing ceiling, and scented steams to your desire.  The small features are nice, but to me the aesthetics are that of a space station…

Cabin Fever . Poudre Canyon

The Cache La Poudre River’s headwaters are in North Central Colorado, and flow from the Rockies down into the northeastern plains of Colorado.  For those not from Colorado, or Normandy France, the word “Poudre” is French for powder.  The name is derived from the days when the French fur trappers of the early 1800s stored their gunpowder along the river.…

Marnixkade Canalview . Amsterdam

I attribute my wonderful first experience in Amsterdam partly to the staff of the Marnikade Canalview Apartments. The other part would have to be the sensory overload of bikes, beautiful canals, old tipsy buildings and walking the streets and alleys of the compact city. Exploring it all was defintely a wonderful albiet exhausting experience, but…