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There are two things I love: reading books and flying away on a plane to experience a great adventure or do business with people and companies far away. But there’s that old quote, it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Airplane flights, even the most comfortable, can be a dismal venture that can ruin any …

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I love to travel and have stayed in my share of hotels. If you do it enough, eventually there will be a time when you find yourself in a hotel that just isn’t very clean.  One major indicator is the bedspread or comforter on your bed. When you pull back these covers to crawl into a …

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Whether you are staying at a hotel as part of a long vacation, or experience an unexpected wardrobe mishap, having access to hotel laundry services can be a tremendous time-saver. Many hotels offer laundry services, but what doesn’t that mean? The more you understand the process, pricing, and timelines for hotel laundry services, the more …

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I was tired and a bit cranky after the 7.5-hour drive from Philadelphia to Montreal after work. I just wanted to check in and then find a place to eat and have a frosty beer. Unfortunately, due to the inefficiency of hotel check-ins, I had to wait in line for 30 minutes while the only …

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In the hospitality industry, standards for cleanliness as it relates to guest bedding may vary slightly between different establishments, but there are still widely held standards. Even before the pandemic, consumers wanted to know that bedding is laundered frequently. Now, cleanliness is a matter of health and hygiene that is on everyone’s mind. When it …

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So many of us have been there before. Exhaustion has set in from rushing to the airport and standing in a horrifically long TSA line. After finally boarding and getting situated, you see it. A fellow flyer is standing at the end of your row squinting at the numbers listed under the overhead storage. “Oh, …

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The small-town charm of Arundel with its cultural activities, historic buildings, museums, rolling farmland, and spectacular natural scenery attracts many visitors to the region each year. This article looks at towns similar to Arundel and finds out why these towns are favorite living and vacation choices. These charming small towns are all unique and great …

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Byron Bay is a special kind of special. A quaint seaside town that wanted the world to leave it alone. This changed when Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor in the Marvel movies) built himself a mansion in the town. The “Hemsworth Effect” turned the hamlet into mogul haven. We’ve profiled twenty marginal seaside towns around …

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Like my hometown, Ann Arbor is an inclusive city sprawled around an influential university. Both places are marked by the natural beauty that seals their reputation as sought-after places to live. If you wonder about reliving the familiar in a strange place, a curiosity about mirror cities sets in. We profile 20 urban centers that …

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A hotel with a high turnover rate must change its mattresses at least every three to five years. However, at the same time, a newer hotel or a budget hotel may get away with changing their mattress every ten years. Of course, the mattress that the hotel purchases depends on its durability, but even the …

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In 1943, back before there were laptops and wireless printers, the hotel lobby was depicted by realist painter Edward Hopper as a casual place to relax and wait. Hopper shared an oil-based snapshot of a common scene that took place in many lobbies across the country, maybe even the world, at that moment in time. A place …

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