First of all, thank you to everyone who joined our Twitter chat on Wednesday! It was as entertaining as it was informative, and now, we could not be more ready for summer. Thank you for sharing your summer vacation secrets with us, from amusement-park picks to favorite camping spots to over- and underrated destinations — always with a good sense of humor (we’re looking at you, Bert Kreischer and Ryan Van Duzer).
For those of you who missed out, do not fear: There will be others. We’ll also be teasing out our favorite #TC_Chat gems here on the blog. First up, the best beachfront hotels. With Memorial Day weekend fast approaching, we can think of nothing better than an extended stay at one of these sprawling resorts. Read on for some of your and our recommendations.
Photo by Amanyara Resort
“Amanyara Resort, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos. Who wouldn’t want to stay here? http://t.co/GvXwC78OVq #TC_Chat pic.twitter.com/x20jja3QFO”
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Photo Courtesy of Don Tuthill
At TravelChannel.com, we try to share different travel experiences with our audience, as we did with our recent feature about Travel Noire and its Afro-centric perspective. We wanted to share the LGBT travel experience, too, so we decided to chat with Don Tuthill, the visionary behind Passport, a print and online resource that has become the insider’s guide to LGBT travel, thanks in part to a team of experienced, well-traveled writers. Find out more about the Passport brand and why Don is our type of traveler this week.
Gramercy Park Hotel
Designers, models, photographers, bloggers, DJs and the world’s most stylish celebs descend upon New York this week for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. While everyone’s looking for the next big thing to hit fashion, we’re searching for the most stylish hotels in America’s fashion capital — New York.
In honor of Fashion Week, we’ve rounded up boutiques in the Big Apple that ooze with style.
Game of Thrones returns tonight, and with the help of HomeAway, we have a list of castles that resemble the 5 remaining Great Houses of the Seven Kingdoms – all available to rent! If every Sunday night, you find yourself imagining which House in Westeros you’d belong to, you can now experience how the characters ruled by spending your next vacation in GoT-style. READ MORE
Photography by Getty Images
Behold: Nothing shines quite as brightly as the neon glow of the Las Vegas skyline thanks to the Bellagio Hotel and Casino’s iconic fountains and “borrowed” national treasures.
Photography by La Sultana Marrakech
Relax in the traditional hammam, unwind in the balneotherapy baths or take a leisurely swim in the turquoise pool, pausing to float and gaze at the gently swaying wrought-iron lanterns suspended from the vaulted ceiling.
Don’t let today be an ordinary day — add a little luxury into your plans. From 2|1c to 6|5c Travel Channel will showcase the best of the best in luxury living with Mega Mansions and Extreme Vacation Homes. Start planning your summer road trip now, as we take you backstage to the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, the Old Westbury Gardens estate in Westbury, NY (location of the Oscar-nominated The Great Gatsby) and more in Mega Mansions.
Photography by Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
Designed to mimic the Gothic architecture of the nearby St. Stephens Cathedral, the 5-star hotel was designed to marry historic glamour as well as modern style and comfort.
Photography by One & Only Cape Town
At the One & Only Cape Town, on the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, the African influences have a decidedly urbane feel.
Photography by Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa
French-owned Hotel Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, located on the less cultivated Atlantic coast, brings Parisian chic to Essaouira, a still quaint fishing village.