5 Tips to Save Money Booking Your Next Hotel Room

Why did you end up paying $100 more per night for that hotel stay than your friend, who was a guest at the same property just a few days earlier? It’s not uncommon, according to Mike Heflin, the senior vice president of the hotels division at Travel Leaders Group, a network of 50,000 travel agents.

“Hotel prices and the perks you get can vary wildly depending on how you book,” he said. There are, however, ways to hone in on a deal and save some money. Here are some of Mr. Heflin’s best tips to do just that.

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Selina, the Hotel for Digital Nomads, Is Coming to the US

Think back to your last scroll through Instagram. You probably saw at least one perfectly curated green smoothie breakfast, an epic #magichour sunset, and some version of digital nomads living their best lives.

That last one is a zeitgeist moment Rafael Museri and his business partner Daniel Rudasevski are banking on. In 2014, the Israeli businessmen co-founded Selina, an international hospitality brand that caters to the increasingly popular digital nomad lifestyle—when people work remotely in the location of their choice—by incorporating everything a nomad may want and need into a space to stay. You could check into a boutique hotel room or hostel and find co-working spaces, yoga and meditation rooms, and plenty of like-minded travelers.

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These 6 Caribbean destinations are cheap (but amazing) for summer travel

Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

With white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters, the Caribbean is a dreamy destination — so it’s no surprise it has an $18 billion tourism industry. According to Caribbean Tourism Organization, 30 million visitors traveled here in 2017, the highest number on record.

Many parts of the Caribbean are cheaper to travel in summer when several islands go “off peak,” compared to fall and winter high-season prices. (Though hurricane season in the area is June to late November, most storms hit during its peak, between late August and October. Last year, hurricanes Irma and Maria both occurred in September.)

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Former Home Of King To Become Luxury Hotel And Residences In New Jersey

Natirar

Natirar, the former home of the late King of Morocco located in Somerset County, New Jersey, will be expanded to feature a luxury boutique hotel called Pendry Natirar that will be managed by Pendry Hotels, one of the most bespoke hotel management companies in the country. Pendry Hotels is a division of Montage International, the luxury hotel management company.

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Why This Glamorous Big Sur Getaway Is the Best Resort in California

No matter what you do at the Post Ranch Inn, you’ll have a beautiful view. And that’s just one reason why Travel + Leisure readers voted this the Best California Resort Hotel in our 2018 World’s Best Awards.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe— to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as city or resort based on their locations and amenities.

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In Photos: Travel + Leisure readers name the world’s best cities 2018

In this year’s edition of the World’s Best Awards, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine were particularly enchanted with the Mexico, India and Southeast Asia, with cities from these countries and regions dominating the list of world’s best cities 2018. Take a look to see if you’ve visited any of the world’s best cities — or to see if you agree.

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The Best Packing Tips From One-Bag Travel Fanatics

Packing cubes help you pack tighter, which is key when you're one-bagging it.

If you aren’t familiar with one-bagging, it’s the practice of packing so light and minimalist for travel that everything can be carried on your body in a single wheelless bag that meets international size and weight requirements, whether you’re gone for a weekend or a month.

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