A new budget hotel concept makes it more affordable to travel without sacrificing quality and safety. The Pod Hotels, now with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Washington, D.C., cut the excessive and unnecessary, instead offering simple, comfortable stays, guest-centric social programs and convenient locations in desirable travel destinations.
By eliminating unnecessary grandeur and luxury and implementing smart, efficient design, the hotels can invest in things travelers need. Each property offers free, fast WiFi, a convenient location, concierge services, guides and programs to help travelers fully immerse themselves in the destination.
Located in Brooklyn’s popular Williamsburg neighborhood, Pod BK offers four rooftop decks to view the Manhattan skyline; and Pod Hotel DC, located in Penn Quarter across from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro and one mile from Union Station, offers an ideal jumping-off point to explore the historic city.
Pod 39, located in the Murray Hill neighborhood in Manhattan, is only steps from Grand Central Terminal; Pod 51 is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, offering access to museums, restaurants and shopping; Pod Times Square is only blocks to Hudson River Park.
Book at one of the New York locations by March 31 and enjoy a 5 percent discount with code PODPERK.
In a climate as volatile as a desert climate, it can be difficult to know what to pack. Hot days followed by cool nights can have even the most adept traveler struggling with fitting everything into an easy-to-carry day pack. But if a trip to this dry climate is in your future, don’t forget these necessities.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
There are tons of places to hike around the world — possibly even dozen of options just miles from where you currently sit. But some hiking destinations are better than others. Here are a few that will be entirely unforgettable — along with some of the best ways to see them.
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.
Few things in life are as unappealing as smelly shoes. There’s something about the distinctive odor of stanky feet that’s almost vomit-inducing. When you’re traveling, the stench can really sneak up you. Here are some tips for keeping your shoes fresh and ready to stroll.