Travel writer/hotels reporter for @USATODAY. Author of personal finance book Hot (Broke) Messes: How to Have Your Latte and Drink it Too. Georgetown Hoya.

Best U.S. airlines: Picks from USA TODAY's travel panel

usatoday.com — Delta Air Lines was named the favorite U.S. carrier in a survey of USA TODAY's frequent travelers panel. (Photo: Karen Bleier, AFP/Getty Images) Blair Feld was about to miss his connecting flight on Delta Air Lines in Detroit on the way from Chicago to Washington last year.

Canadian chain Delta Hotels makes its U.S. debut

usatoday.com — Delta Hotels and Resorts has made its U.S. debut. Marriott's Delta Hotels and Resort brand made its U.S. debut in Orlando this week. (Photo: Scott Johnson) The Canadian chain, bought by Marriott International last year, officially introduced the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista resort, minutes away from theme parks and other attractions.

Marriott adds perks to its Rewards program

usatoday.com — Marriott International will soon begin offering its most loyal guests additional perks. Marriott International is offering more perks to its most loyal members. (Photo: Rick Bowmer, AP) Starting globally in late May, Marriott Rewards members will be able to use their points in a new "experiences marketplace."

Beach-goers flock to St. Maarten for wild plane landings

wtsp.com — ST. MAARTEN - By Caribbean standards, Maho Beach in St. Maarten may not be the most idyllic. But many would certainly call it one of the most exhilarating beaches anywhere. The small beach is located at the end of Runway 10 at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of this half Dutch/half French island.

New Radisson RED brand debuts in Brussels

usatoday.com — Carlson Rezidor's new Radisson RED hotel brand has made its debut in Brussels. Radisson RED, Carlson Rezidor's new brand for Millennials, has debuted in Brussels. (Photo: Soren Dam Thomsen) The 149-studio property is located in the center of this European capital, which was recently rattled by a brazen terrorist attack at its airport and a metro station.

Beach-goers flock to St. Maarten for wild plane landings

usatoday.com — ST. MAARTEN - By Caribbean standards, Maho Beach in St. Maarten may not be the most idyllic. But many would certainly call it one of the most exhilarating beaches anywhere. The small beach is located at the end of Runway 10 at Princess Juliana International Airport on the Dutch side of this half Dutch/half French island.

Hyatt to offer rate discounts to guests who book direct

usatoday.com — Hyatt Hotels Corporation will now reward its most frequent guests for booking rooms directly through Hyatt.com or the company's mobile app. Hyatt Hotels will offer rate discounts to frequent guests who book directly through the company's website and mobile app.

Aloft Hotels target 'gap year' travelers

usatoday.com — The gap year is no longer for college students taking a break between semesters or recent graduates who want to take a break before entering the workforce. The Aloft Greenville Downtown in South Carolina opened six months ago. Aloft Hotels are offering to give discounts to guests taking gap years.

National Parks: Ken Burns on why they were America's best idea

usatoday.com — For years, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns would tell people that the first national park he had been to was Yosemite National Park in California. It wasn't until 2003, when he and his partner Dayton Duncan were filming "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" at Yosemite, that he realized he was wrong.

At St. Regis hotels, guests get to 'saber' the moment

usatoday.com — WASHINGTON, D.C.--Every evening at St. Regis hotels around the world, guests are treated to a ritual that dates back to the age of Napoleon: a sabering ceremony. St. Regis hotels around the world hold sabering ceremonies, a tradition that dates back to the age of Napoleon. This is the saber used at the St.
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Apr 29, 2016

#Amsterdam has many museums. Among them: the Museum of Bags and Purses. Thanks @gogobot for the rec! #Gogobot pic.twitter.com/maKQYkgGKN

Apr 29, 2016

Afternoon tea! (@ Koffmann's in London, Greater London) swarmapp.com/c/bWgjdcwCThp

Apr 28, 2016

Beautiful presentation, ambience and people at Mr. Porter at the @WAmsterdamHotel! #hotels pic.twitter.com/1lm0XHG0wh

Apr 28, 2016

I'm at Kensington Palace in Kensington, Greater London swarmapp.com/c/d9pOxR8zJuo


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