Ready to go leaf peeping? Stay at these hotels for the top fall foliage experiences.
Take the short ferry ride from Portland, Maine, to Chebeague Island. The beautiful colors are reason enough to visit, but the Inn is certainly an added bonus. It prides itself on its “unplugged” philosophy; there are no televisions or phones in the unique 21 guestrooms, but the amenities do include L.L Bean bicycles and the opportunity to take a sunset cocktail cruise on a classic schooner.
Peep a different kind of leaf at Kenwood Inn & Spa. The Sonoma Valley inn is perfect for your home base as you travel around the region, watching the grape leaves change colors after harvest. Prime viewing season is mid–late October.
When you’re in Portland, Oregon, a stay at Hotel Modera means you’re just a short drive away from the country’s largest urban park, Forest Park. You can get your fill of the autumn views while exploring the expansive space, then do another kind of exploring back in the city — an exploration of Portland’s beer scene!
In South Carolina, stay at Montage Palmetto Bluff, a great starting point for your exploration of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy. The Conservancy gives you a better understanding of South Carolina Lowcountry through biological and archeological studies. However, while you’re learning new things, you’re also immersed in the beautiful natural setting, where you’re sure to spot some of the local wildlife, from white-tailed deer to maybe even an alligator or two.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Ice hotels are becoming increasingly popular as a unique adventure for dedicated travelers. If you've ever wondered what kind of gusto it takes to join the polar bear club by jumping into frigid waters in your speedo, imagine the thrill of spending the night on a bed of ice inside your own igloo wrapped in warm blankets and furs.