The Travel Onion Blog

Aug
16
Are you sick of sweating yet? Has the heat wave finally gotten to you? If that is the case, then head north for the remaining weeks of Summer and through Labor Day. The Northeast and the Northwest have plenty to offer when it comes to cooling down and escaping the crowds and the heat. Enjoy some shopping, cooler less crowded beaches, and outside activities without the stress of the humidity. Read More

Aug
09
Nothing embodies the American Dream better than the freedom of a road trip, so what better way to explore California than the miles of sun-soaked highway which make up Interstate 5? Interstate 5 actually begins in San Ysidro, Mexico then travels up through California and into Portland and Seattle, Oregon. The Californian state section is 1,281.733 kilometres long and has existed in its current state since 1965; it passes through a number of well-known Californian cities and runs close to the whole length of the west coast of California. Here are the top 5 things to do and see along interstate 5 going from South to North. Read More

Aug
02
The Royal Monceau in Paris is the new chic hotel to be seen drinking a cappuccino, lounging in the spa and browsing through the art gallery. The Raffles location has the perfect mix of modern art and Parisian class. They feature artists in their in house Gallery called The Art District and add artistic flare to the public hotel lobby with the Contemporary- Art Bookstore called La Librairie des Arts. You are sure to find creative inspiration in your hotel room at the Royal Monceau with a variety of art books at your disposal, and the hotels own art collection hanging on the walls. Read More

Jul
24
In the heart of Windy City is a luxurious restaurant with a view that cannot be underestimated: Sixteen Restaurant. Trump Hotel Chicago location’s in-house restaurant earns its stars not only through the exquisite food, but also through great ambiance and service. We suggest you take your next lunch break or dinner outing to absorb this two-story, floor to ceiling... Read More

Jul
13
With July and August being slower months for travel, you will find many discounted rates and specials at great hotels around the globe. Here are some examples of special offers available — I recommend that you reserve your stay soon since these rooms won’t last long at these rates! New York City: If you are planning a trip to New York City this summer, I recommend staying at the four-star Blakely New York. Take advantage of their special discounted rate of $185 for a Deluxe Queen Room (maximum of two people), which is available for a limited time only, primarily on weekends. Read More
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Jul
13
Sydney Harbor Marriott makes it easy to divide and conquer with an entire floor dedicated to 18 meeting rooms and boardrooms. They also offer a 24-hour business center. With views of the Sydney Harbor and location in downtown Sydney, this hotel allows you to work and play. Visit the Sydney Observatory or the Opera House between meetings or after dinner with 250 of your fellow associates in the Thomas Keneally Room. Or have a brew at the 162 year old Customs House Bar, a staple of true Sydney culture. Read More
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Jul
05
Hello, city-lovers! Today we head over to Chicago, where Joseph Hernandez, managing editor for Go Galavanting tells us why he loves the Windy City. Want to see your city on IT? Copy and paste our list of fill-in-the-blank questions into an e-mail, fill in your answers, and send your responses to IntelligentTravel@ngs.org. Chicago is My City The first place I take a visitor from out of town is Belmont Harbor at sunrise. Read More
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Jul
05
In La Ville-Lumière, where the wine can be cheaper than the water, there are times when we forget that there is something other to drink than the humble grape: I refer you to the classic cocktail. Paris is full to the brim of kitsch cocktail bars popular with les bobos, über-cool joints where the process of whipping together a cocktail has more oomph than the finale of the Cirque du Soleil. But sometimes nothing beats going back to basics. Read More
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Jul
01
Each day, by reservation, from 1pm until 6pm you can enjoy an afternoon tea in the Caramel Room at the hotel, where for 35 pounds per person you can have tea (English tea or herbal tea) served with a selection of little cakes and cookies shaped like a Burberry trench coat, another like the latest “it” bag or another shaped like a high-heeled boot. These are served along with small sandwiches and mini “savory skewers”. Read More
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Jul
10
This week, the team at Travel Onion, along with some of D.C.’s inspiring writers, set sail on the Potomac Riverboat Company's Skipjack Minnie V. Sailboat! Those in attendance included Tonya and Ian of World World Footprints, Jason of DCFud, Whitney of Pamela’s Punch and Mike of GregsListDC. Read More
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