“TripAdvisor users say this Mass. hotel is the best in America”

Of course it’s on my beloved Nantucket 🙂

If you’ve never visited the “Grey Lady”, I can’t recommend highly enough you find a way to make it happen.  There is no place on earth like Nantucket and after living there for a couple of years, it will always have a special place in my heart.

The historic island of Nantucket, with its quaint lighthouses, gorgeous beaches, seaside cottages, and cobblestone streets, is home to the best hotel in America for the second year in a row, according to TripAdvisor readers.

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“Sleep In The Middle Of A Glacier At This Stunning New Hotel In Alaska”

Talk about your WOW factor & curb appeal!!! Location, Location, Location!!

The Sheldon Chalet is perched on an isolated granite peak within a magnificent glacier, 6,000 ft above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater and ten miles from the summit of Denali National Park in Alaska. Located on five private acres, the Sheldon Chalet sleeps up to ten guests in five bedrooms featuring brilliant panoramas of the Alaska Range from every angle.

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“If You’re A Gourmet, You Should Stay At This Upcoming Paris Hotel”

This would be an amazing experience!! Plus, PARIS! I think I h ave a new addition to my bucket list… *sigh*

Food will also figure into the design of the rooms which will have expanded areas for dining with meals prepared by private chefs although there will also be a restaurant for public dining, the 150 seat Café Fauchon. Otherwise, the 60 rooms, of which 20 will be suites, will be designed in contemporary style and all will have views over Place de la Madeleine or Boulevard Malesherbes.  The hotel’s overall construction, the combination of two historic Haussmann buildings previously housing the Baccarat boutique, is being overseen by architect Richard Martinet who was responsible for the creation or renovation of four other Paris palace hotels, the Peninsula Paris, the Hotel Shangri-La Paris, the Hotel de Crillon and the Hotel George V. The reported cost is 40 million euros.

Read at Forbes

Hotel bans ‘free-loading’ bloggers after YouTuber asks to stay for free – ignites massive debate in the process

This hotel went so far as to “ban” all bloggers (and vloggers, I’m guessing). Do you think there is too much “entitlement” in the blogging industry?


A Dublin-based hotel has slammed a lack of dignity from so-called “social media influencers” who expect to be able to stay for free because of their YouTube or Instagram followings.

Paul Stenson runs the White Moose Cafe and Charleville Lodge Hotel in Dublin and was contacted by a YouTuber who wanted a room over the Valentine’s Day weekend.

And because she had 87,000 YouTube subscribers, she expected to stay for free in exchange for promotion.

Stenson shared the email he received on The White Moose Cafe’s Facebook page.

This is the notice he posted banning all bloggers:

Full story @ Mirror.co.uk


Former Painter Captures Stunning Photos of Magical Landscapes Around the World

Outdoor Photography by Cuma Cevik

Turkish photographer Cuma Cevik organizes adventurous trips to a wide range of countries after being inspired to shoot incredible landscape photography around the world. Bringing along curious travelers, they set out on photo safaris to capture the magical landscapes of each setting. Interestingly, it was an early love of fine art that brought Cevik toward his current profession.

Initially interested in oil painting, he instead studied to become a social studies teacher when the art academy proved too costly. It was during university that he took up photography as a creative outlet. Upon graduation, he began traveling the world to shoot stunning outdoor photography. He was initially drawn to landscape photography thanks to the rich nature he was surrounded by in the Turkish city of Bolu, and the pull toward landscape photography has only grown stronger as he has continued to voyage around the world.

Surreal Landscape Photography

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What Obama’s Photographer Learned About Travel

During his eight years as the chief official White House photographer for President Barack Obama, Pete Souza, the former director of the White House Photo Office, traveled to all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Those trips added up to more than 1,300 flights on Air Force One and nearly 1.5 million miles.

“My job was to basically tag along with the president and visually capture the professional and personal moments in his life,” said Mr. Souza, 62, who was also the official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan.

He shot almost two million images during his tenure with Mr. Obama, and his new book, “Obama: An Intimate Portrait,” released in November, has 315 of the most memorable ones. Besides the tension-filled shot of Mr. Obama and his advisers in the Situation Room during the Osama bin Laden mission, there are several pictures from the president’s travels including an image of him with his family in front of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro at night in the fog and a picture of him looking at the Great Wall of China.

Below are edited excerpts from an interview with Mr. Souza.

Full Story @ New York Times