Tag: Commentary

Wild at Heart

Good Golf Is an Adventure Sport

By taking inspiration from its wilder, more untamed roots, golf has the potential to be mentioned alongside sports like — don’t laugh — skiing and surfing. Given its reputation, that might be exactly what it needs.

Rubble & Dust

The Collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel

In an exclusive excerpt from the New Orleans issue of Stranger’s Guide, author Thomas Beller examines the 2019 collapse of the city’s Hard Rock Hotel, the subsequent cleanup, and the still-unanswered questions.

We’re Back

New York City Is Open To Everyone

It’s a great time to book a hotel in New York, and to dine in New York, and to be whoever you want to be in New York. The city is open for business and buzzing with excitement, and all visitors are welcome. We’re probably not the first company to tell you that New York is back, but we have a lot more to say about it than simply encouraging you to spend money here.

The Breadfruit Tree

Colonialism in Colombia and the Caribbean

Award-winning food writer Karim Ganem Maloof explores the history of the breadfruit, from its colonial roots in Colombia and the Caribbean, to its role in the mutiny on the Bounty, to the taste and versatility that obsessed Marlon Brando.

My Austin

Two Decades of Transformation in Texas

From real-estate prices to homelessness and overcrowding, Austin is a city in transformation. Historian, journalist, and long-time resident S.C. Gwynne describes the change as he’s seen it during the past 20+ years.

Welcome to 2021

A Message From Our New CEO

Our new CEO, Lucy Lieberman, talks about 2021, the future of travel, and the reality of becoming the head of a hotel booking company in the middle of a pandemic. She also shares a dozen hotels she’s most excited about for the coming year.