Places to Stay

The Hotel Monaco, Portland

Pet Goldfish, Kimpton - Hotel Monaco

This downtown boutique hotel is your home away from home

That is, if your home happens to be supremely comfortable and extremely stylish. Also, if your home is located in the middle of everything fun to do in your city, and comes equipped with Frette linens and delicious snacks, and magically cleans itself every day.… Continue Reading →

Morrison Clark Inn

Historic Hotel in Downtown DC

Everyone should visit our nation’s capital to see the monuments dedicated to those who fought to create, preserve and protect our country as well as the museums dedicated to the things that we hold dear. In the same city, you can read Lincoln’s words saying that ALL men are created equal etched into marble, see the Star-Spangled banner and gaze upon the face Da Vinci’s Ginevra. … Continue Reading →

Swissotel Amsterdam

Business Hotel on the Damrak


Swissotel Amsterdam
is located right on the Damrak, Amsterdam’s main drag which bustles with tourists and souvenir shops and is just a stone’s throw from Centraal station. It is a large hotel with big, clean, light-filled rooms, polite staff, and a location that can’t be beat.… Continue Reading →

Vondelpark Plaza Hotel

Modern Hotel in a Quiet Location

Staying in the center of Amsterdam can be a bit pricey and jam-packed, especially on a UK Bank Holiday weekend. If crowds of Brits on a stag  aren’t your scene, but you would still like to stay near the center of town, then the Vondelpark area is perfect for you.… Continue Reading →

Hotel Monterey

Hotel Monterey Kyoto

European-Style Hotel in the Heart of Kyoto

We here at L&A love to plan our trips down to the finest detail. Some folks like to fly by the seat of their pants and go where the wind blows them, but that’s not us (well, not Ryan). But there are times when traveling that sticking to the plan is not in your best interest.… Continue Reading →

Hotel Estherea

Swank Splurge in Central Amsterdam

Hotels in Amsterdam can be kinda pricey. The city has a lot to offer and word is out that it’s an awesome place to visit. If you want to stay in central Amsterdam, but don’t want a flop house next to Centraal Station filled with teenagers, you may pay a little more for a room than you’d like.… Continue Reading →

t’Hotel

t'hotel amsterdam exterior

The Cutest Hotel In Amsterdam

Ok, there isn’t an official ballot, but if there ever is, our money would be on t’Hotel. While you are walking along the cobblestone sidewalks from the train station to your hotel gazing over the impossibly cute canals, you look at all the canal houses from the Dutch Golden Age.… Continue Reading →