Chic. Cool. Character.

I love unusual hotels.  The Bowery Hotel in New York makes me feel like I'm staying in the guest room of a favorite hippie-chic aunt. It's warm, quaint, eclectic and cool all in one clever package.  The floors creek, the rugs are gently faded, is that a doily on the chair? Love the exposed brick, floor to ceiling windows and subway tiles in the cool is that?  I couldn't wait to sit in the huge soaking tub and just stare out the window - the view went on forever.  The staff is warm and comfy too.  Casual but professional. No seats left on the dreamy patio?  The host chatted up some guests and they made room for us.  Pictures of the boho-style lobby/lounge area made me think it might be musty and dark - it isn't.  Not a speck of dust to be found. Combine all that with a great location in the revamped lower East side and I'm thinking I might never leave.  But alas, I did and I left the corner room for you - ask for it.

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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?