Hotels and Resorts (Page 2)

Traveling to MD Anderson Cancer Center for medical treatment or second opinion can be a daunting experience. When my doctor made the announcement that he felt that I should go to MD Anderson, I was both scared and hopeful. I didn’t know what to expect or how to even go about making plans to visit this world renowned medical facility. Patients from all over the globe come to MD Anderson looking for answers and cures. One thing that is essential, is finding lodging that is not just affordable, but is close enough to the facility for the patient and friends, and also offers the little extrasRead More →

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has introduced a fun new Facebook promotion that could net you a new trip, or at least help out a great charity. To enter, you send a “Wish I Were There” digital postcard from a Hilton destination to friends either near or far. Kind of like a virtual vacation! Two grand prizes that include roundtrip airfare, a 4-night stay and a $500 Hilton hotel credit will be awarded. And there’s a charity aspect to his sweepstakes. You tell the app where you are and where your friend is. For each 100 “virtual miles” your postcard travels, Hilton will donate $1 to TheRead More →

When you think about a weekend getaway or escape, what city immediately comes to mind? For many people I know, that city is Las Vegas. That’s why I was so excited to make my first trip to Vegas last month for a girlfriend getaway with CajunMama and MommyMusings. And I was absolutely thrilled when I found out we would be staying at Aria, one of Vegas’s newest hotels. Aria is in Las Vegas’s City Center adjacent to Crystals, a brand-new upscale shopping destination where the storefronts boast names like Balenciaga, Stella McCartney and even Harry Winston. The Public Spaces While hotel-casinos with names like NewRead More →

Hawaii always seems to be in the top choice of destinations on almost any travel list. It definitely was one of those places I could only dream about from my house in Louisiana. A few years ago, Hilton Hotels in Hawai’i invited me to experience one of their most iconic properties in the world. I was excited at the opportunity and felt like I was dreaming when I stepped off the plane in Honolulu and entered the world of Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa – a perfect place for a family vacation in Hawaii, a gathering of gal pals, or a Hawaiian honeymoon. IRead More →

TripAlertz, a new site that has been described as “Groupon for travel,” launches today. As I told Traveling Mamas readers a couple of weeks ago, I love the TripAlertz concept of harnessing the power of social media to sell vacation packages. As more people buy a particular package, it gets cheaper for everyone. And the TripAlertz folks are offering some clever extras, too. If you refer other people to the site, you earn “TripCash” to be spent on your own vacation. And, TripAlertz members can design their own dream vacation packages for a chance to win the package for free. But no matter how funRead More →