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Epicurean Hotel Tampa Florida. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

8 Great Reasons You Should Stay at Epicurean Hotel Tampa Florida

Epicurean Hotel Tampa focuses on curating connoisseur experiences, reflected in their tagline of Awaken Appetites Unknown. The property is inspired by the founder of Bern’s Steakhouse (across the street) which houses one of the world’s largest wine collections (over a half million bottles). We recently stayed at Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. Continuing a McCool […]

Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida: Boca Resort

Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida

Fabulous Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida Perhaps it goes without saying but most luxury resorts in Florida have a sweet relaxed vibe to them. Many Florida resorts are located along the beach so you can almost roll out of bed and onto the sand. Florida is one of the few places where you can wear […]

McCool Travel: keep your new year's resolutions at Canaan Valley Resort

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions at Canaan Valley Resort

It is easy to make new year’s resolutions but often difficult to keep your new year’s resolutions. With a number of winter activities to experience, therapeutic facilities to enjoy, and variety of food options to sample, Canaan Valley Resort struck me as a most convenient place to keep your new year’s resolutions. That realization struck me this past weekend—the first weekend […]

Ireland luxury lodging. Photo and article by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Ireland Luxury Lodging: Where to Stay in Ireland

On our recent 24 day trip around Ireland, we stayed at a dozen different properties. Each place exhibits its own distinct luxury travel characteristics. These Ireland luxury lodging properties range from inns, to large hotels, to medieval castles. Ireland Luxury Lodging: Where to Stay in Ireland Killarney Park Hotel Ireland’s #1 luxury hotel rated by […]

Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Experience Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner

My wife and I stayed at Hyatt Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia this past June. The marketing team at Hyatt Tysons Corner invited us to experience their relaxed luxury property and share our thoughts with the McCool Travel and Fun in Fairfax VA audiences. Relaxed Luxury at Hyatt Tysons Corner Here are some reasons, McCool Travel […]

Relaxed Luxury at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

6 Sensational Reasons to Experience Relaxed Luxury at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore

We stayed at The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland in May, between the peak periods of Mother’s Day weekend and university graduation weekend. The Ivy Hotel invited me to experience their relaxed luxury property and share thoughts with the McCool Travel audience. Relaxed Luxury at The Ivy Hotel Baltimore Here are 6 sensational reasons, McCool Travel […]

seafood entree at Ember, L'Auberge Lake Charles. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel

Relaxed Luxury at L’Auberge Lake Charles

Relaxed Luxury at L’Auberge Lake Charles We stayed at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana during the Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras celebrations and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. The property is cool, fun, and still has a new resort feel, as it completed a renovation in November 2015. L’Auberge Lake Charles earns a AAA Four Diamond designation with their […]

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Places to stay in Victoria.

Luxury Lodging: Victoria Canada Hotels

On our recent trip to British Columbia, we stayed at four different Victoria Canada hotels. Each property exhibits its own distinct luxury travel characteristics. While I really enjoyed exploring vibrant Victoria and a little bit of natural Vancouver Island, I was struck by the fun variety of luxury lodging options in this part of British […]

Relaxed Luxury Resorts in Florida: Boca Resort

8 Great Cool Luxury Hotel Free Amenities

Travel consumers can choose from a dizzying array of lodging options for upcoming trips. Even within the luxury lodging category, choices seem unlimited. To distinguish themselves from competitors, luxury hotels offer free amenities. Wi-fi really should be free. Same with breakfast or at least tea and coffee. Am I right? Oh, and beach resorts providing beach chairs and umbrellas […]