California Dreaming – A new way to book a B&B in the Golden State

Looking for an intimate stay at a B&B in California? A site called CABBI (California Association of Bed & Breakfast Inns) now offers a unique search engine to help you choose. Most of the lodging on the site has some element of sustainability – from solar power and water-saving devices to organic gardens and in-house … Read more

Hotels within hotels— a new trend

There’s a new trend emerging with hotels around the world— hotels within hotels. With airlines introducing substantially improved business-class and first-class services (including private chauffeur driven SUVs to connecting flights) and hotels creating luxury mini-hotels within their existing hotels, catering to the elite is becoming a new travel trend. Melia Hotels has just announced the … Read more

A shiny new way to see Montreal

Occasionally, here at The Travel Society, we have opportunity to go to some pretty lovely places. One recent invitation had us heading to Montréal for a five-star spa weekend getaway. This luxurious experience was at Hôtel le Crystal, located right in the heart of the business  district, kitty-corner from the Bell Centre. Our weekend getaway … Read more

A new site for Snowbirds to get great hotel deals

Attention Travel Society Members! Are you heading to Florida to avoid the last cold days of winter? If so, check out these great hotel deals! is giving travelers quick, easy access to many of the best available rates on last-minute hotel stays from Palm Springs to Portland and Miami to Montreal. Available online, in … Read more

Travel Society Members beware! Have you stayed at one of these hotels?

If you’ve used your credit cards at the Marriott, Holiday Inn or Sheraton you need to review all of your statements immediately! There has been a breach detected at certain hotel properties, reported the White Lodging Services Corp. The breach occurred at food and beverage outlets at 14 hotels including some operated under Westin, Renaissance … Read more

Member Hotel Recommendations – Munich

By Denise Bridge Munich is a vibrant city – perfect for a city break, the starting point for a tour through Germany, or a good jumping off point for excursions into other areas of Europe such as Austria and the Czech Republic. Here are two centrally located hotels I can recommend in Munich: NH München … Read more