Articles Mentioning California Hotels

Wear Your Birthday Suit: 10 Hotels Where You Can Show EVERYTHING

Whether you hate tan lines and sand in your swim trunks, or just love the feeling of sunbathing au naturel, you’re in luck — as many resorts have instituted clothing-optional areas so the only suit you have to wear is your birthday suit. From full nude-friendly hotels to properties that have designated clothing-free pools, here…

The Best Honeymoon Destinations Around the World

The earliest meaning of the term “honeymoon” supposedly stems from an old European custom in which newlyweds would consume great quantities of mead, a brew made from fermented honey and water. At the time, many cultures followed a lunar (“moon”) calendar, and during the first lunar month after the wedding, couples were to drink mead,…

10 Hotel Rooms That Encourage Naughtiness

Some hotels go all out to provide a sexy space for travelers looking to up the romance level, whether they’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, or hey — simply a kids-free Saturday. The more modest features these hotels offer include steamy whirlpool tubs or intimacy kits in the minibars, while more elaborate options include rooms equipped…

The 10 Best Short Romantic Getaways in the U.S.

Big on love, but short on time? No worries, we’ve got 10 U.S. destinations that are perfect for packing in a few days of romance. Whether you and your love want to take a beach vacation in Miami, soak away your cares in Palm Springs hot springs, or cozy up to the vineyards near the…

7 Bioluminescent Beaches and Bays That Glow at Night

Courtesy of Flickr/BMC EcologyYou might have seen it in the Academy Award–winning film “Life of Pi”—a blue glow that grows as main character Pi swirls the water. While this might be the work of CGI in the movie, it’s actually a real phenomenon. In bodies of water around the world, bioluminescent creatures, typically plankton, light…

11 Hotels Favored by U.S. Presidents

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might be home base for the POTUS, but when you’re the leader of the free world, you’re bound to spend a lot of time traveling, too. Over the course of his two-term presidency, Barack Obama jetted off to 58 different countries and embarked on plenty of firsts, including being the first sitting…

13 Naughty Hotels That Aren’t Afraid of a Little Nudity, and More…

Whether its to kickstart a relationship, revive a relationship, or simply maintain a relationship, couples (of all ages.. and degrees of commitment) will often plan a romantic getaway at some point throughout their courtship. While relaxing on a beach somewhere may be all some couples need to reconnect, others look for a little something extra…

8 Affordable Wellness Retreats

Now hear this: Wellness isn’t just for well-to-do one-percenters. Increasingly, self-care has become accessible to everyone, whether that’s through a free meditation app or a bike-share program. But there’s one aspect of health and wellness that still feels reserved for the ultra-rich — the restorative getaway. Plenty of seasoned travelers think that a sunny, unplugged…

13 of the Best Ski Hotels in America

Skiing is one of our favorite winter pastimes: There’s just something about getting out in the fresh air (and fresh powder) that does a body good. And whether you’re doing the “pizza” down the bunny slopes or have mastered the double black diamond, you’ll be sure to have a great time, especially if you can…