Hotels & Vacations

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Old Lyme Inn, CT: Any experiences to share?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

We've been sitting on a gift certificate to Old Lyme Inn in Old Lyme, CT. We are planning to stay over and take in some local delights, dining and jazz this fall. Have any chowhounds been there? Ho...

DogHouse Hotel & Brewery opens in Columbus, Ohio...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

It's being labeled as the world's first brewery/hotel with beer in every room, even in the shower. It has opened in Columbus, Ohio at the site of Scottish brewer Brew Dog. Rushing to book a room? W...

Big Sur & Central Coast Hwy 1 Closures [and Updates]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Due to the damage to Pfeiffer Bridge and landslides in recent storms, Highway 1 is expected to remain closed at Big Sur and further south for at least six months (and likely longer). This artic...

Hakone food recommendations

by jessnutella 2 years ago

Hi, I did a search on must eats in Hakone only to find an unanswered post. Does anyone have recommendations? Does anyone know how long to roughly spend at Hakone Yumoto station trying the sn...

Advice on high end Tokyo hotel location

by alemon 3 years ago

Hi All, I've been researching an upcoming trip to Japan extensively on this site and I am very thankful for all of the great information. I'll be visiting tokyo with my wife end of april and pl...

What's going on in the Catskills 'Borscht Belt' these days?

by gutreactions 2 years ago

I know things have changed dramatically over the years in the Sullivan County/Monticello area, once known as the Jewish Borscht Belt, home to countless hotels and resorts. Now I hear the old Kutshe...

Baekyangsa Temple, Korea (Temple Food, Jeong Kwan)

by sobbuh 3 years ago

"A top 10 vegetarian/vegan food destination worldwide?" We were fortunate enough to be able to make a trip to the Chunjinam Hermitage and Baekyangsa Temple, where the much-touted chef/nun Jeong ...

Where to stay in Provence

by gudi 2 years ago

We are planning to spend several days in Provence -- what would make to best base from which to drive around and see the area: Avignon, Arles or Nimes? We would like to visit these cities as well...

Beijing Alone for 3 days

by DanaB 3 years ago

Aloha all! I will be traveling in China with my brother, sister -in-law (she is Chinese), and niece and nephew in September. Due to our different departure points, I will have a full day at the b...

Breakfast in Bed

by ishturns50 2 years ago

SO - I am turning 50 this December and it is my plan to see the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular in NYC. I would be happy to hear any tips on how to make the most out of that experience, but the oth...

Tokyo Concierge Restaurant Booking

by sleedy9 3 years ago

Hey all, I'm planning a trip to Tokyo in the fall and I've noticed a few places people recommended The Royal Park Shiodome as a hotel with good location and concierge services for the price. ...

Hacienda de Campos vacation rental | Old Las Palmas - Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last month I joined some friends for dinner that we cooked at their vacation rental, Hacienda de Campos, in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood. The kitchen and dining areas had a few quirks that might...


by Rbrtsuar 2 years ago

Planning a trip to Sardinia for about nine days in the summer. Flying in from Rome. There is much I want to see, but I have only a week. Ideally, I would like to stay in the north, mid-east coas...

Northern Italy Itinerary

by lavendula 4 years ago

Planning a trip to Northern Italy for this May and could use guidance with my itinerary. We fly into Milan on a red-eye and then have 15 nights, with a late afternoon flight out of Milan on day 1...

Food tour in Paris? Is it worth it? Historical food tour?

by lynettemartyn 2 years ago

So I've been on an incredible food tour in Florence where we went to the Old Food Market as well as balsamic tasting, wine tasting, gelato tasting. It was incredible and I've been on an equally coo...

Advanced Macarons Class in Paris?

by AntsN 2 years ago

Hi all, I was wondering whether there was an advanced macarons class anyone on here would recommend? I self taught myself how to make macarons about a year ago and have made about 80 batches so far...

Kosher honeymoon

by hungryliz 2 years ago

Hello, My fiance and i are planning to go for our honeymoon for 10-14 days sometime end of June/beginning of July. Does anyone have any recommendations of where we can go, and eat comfortab...

What we ate and where in Sardegna

by Michaelspont 5 years ago

By (popular?) demand -- and despite finding this new format rather crazymaking, a "trip report" from days in Sardegna with my spouse: In a way, you’d almost have to be crazy to go to Sardegna fo...


by Mfreeley 3 years ago

We are cruising to Aruba in March and have two days there. Does anyone have recent recommendations for a special dinner and great lunch? I’m looking for awesome food!

Side Trip From Paris

by enofile 3 years ago

My wife and I have gone back and forth, trying to decide on where to go for four nights in between Christmas and New Years. We went to Marseille a few years ago, had a wonderful meal at AM, but it...