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San Antonio just celebrated their 2013 Fiesta San Antonio, an event that has been taking place since 1891 and started as a simple street parade. Now it is put together with the collaboration of various San Antonio businesses, hosting events for an entire week. The funds from the festival serve to assist communities throughout San Antonio.
This is probably what I loved about San Antonio the most. Its sense of community, its ability and desire to hold on to traditions and culture, while at the same time embracing growth and progress.
I love the concept of budget hotels. As a family of 5, we can’t always afford the high luxury hotel stays, though believe me, I am all about the personalized attention and constant pampering. Budget hotels make traveling possible for a lot of people, whether they are world travelers or seasonal travelers. How you travel doesn’t matter. Finding ways to afford travel is key. Finding these lodging options in popular destinations, like New York City, is gold.
Radisson Blu is one of the world’s leading brands, with more than 266 hotels open and a further 85 properties in the development pipeline. The Radisson Blu brand is an upper-upscale hotel with flagship properties in prime locations and in major cities, airport gateways and leisure destinations across the world.
One of its most recently renovated (and reopened in December 2011) properties is the Radisson Blu Resort, Marina & Spa St. Martin.
It’s cold outside, but Aruba is bringing the love to warm up the New York City sky over Times Square as part of the Free Love in Times Square, where visitors and residents will be able to take part in free events and activities, including participation in a vow renewal ceremony as well as chances to enter for a second Honeymoon to Aruba!
But, because we love our readers so much, Girl Gone Travel has partnered with Aruba to offer an exclusive chance to win a trip for two to Aruba’s beautiful Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort!
Whether you are making plans for Valentine’s Day or a just special getaway for two, I think you will enjoy my latest find in hotel packages being offered to couples.
The Allison Inn and Spa, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, is offering a divine romance package that is sure to please.
There are plenty of details to love at the resort, such as the spacious accommodations (rooms start at 490 sq. ft.) all with spa-like bathrooms, private terrace or balcony, window seats, and gas fireplaces.
When visitors ask me about where to stay in New York City, they almost always want to stay near Times Square. “We want to be in the center of it all”. That sounds fun, until you get here. Then you realize that being in the thick of it can actually be a bit more than you bargained for.
It’s why I like to suggest that people consider hotels a little further away from the zone, if only for a few days during their stay – maybe split up your visit between crazy time and not. You can find several hotels on my site that are great options.
Most of us have a travel wish list, not just a wish about wanting to travel (though that too), but a more specific list of places we would like to travel to.
For me that list is pretty long, and though it includes some return trips, the places I have yet to visit but want to are definitely more prominent. Bucket lists are fun, but more fun is actually creating them in a way that makes them a little more real, you know, a tad more tangible.
One of my favorite moments traveling around is when I find a new hotel closer to home in NYC where I enjoyed my stay so much that I can’t wait to tell everyone else about it.
This past weekend, that new experience was had by my family and myself, at the new Conrad Hotel NYC. The hotel first opened in March of 2012 where the Embassy Suites used to be and the smell of new still lingers in the air. Located in Battery Park City, and only steps and with full views of the Hudson River, the hotel is ideally situated and makes for a walker-friendly destination.
If you want a taste of history when traveling to New York City, you can start with a stay at The Radisson Martinique on Broadway. It opened in the early 1900s, long before Macy’s Herald Square, Penn Station and even the great landmark of the Empire State Building where even around, and much longer before the PATH train even came so far up. The hotel came to life in a time when the Great White Way was in full bloom and since it has been a favorite for many who consider a stay near all the lights and sounds of Broadway to be the perfect NYC experience.
The new Westin New York Grand Central hotel opened in October in the former New York Helmsley Hotel after the completion of a $75 million renovation. Features include a complete redesign of the hotel’s interior including 774 spacious guest rooms equipped with Westin’s signature amenities and a 3,000-square-foot Westin WORKOUT® fitness studio. The highly-anticipated THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, NYC, the first bar and food concept from Gerber Group in a Westin property, will open soon.