Ideally positioned in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, the new Kinship Landing boutique hotel is part urban oasis, part indoor glamping experience. Quirky layouts include bunk rooms for solo adventure travelers, suites with deep-soaking tubs, balconies and views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains and junior suites offering optional upgrades for including your four-legged traveling companion. Rooms are fitted with custom-built wooden furniture created by local craftsmen.
Mattresses by Tuft & Needle, sheets and towels by Brooklinen, 50-inch smart televisions, mini-fridges, electric tea kettles and microwaves make for perfect active getaways. For on-site dining, there’s Homa at Kinship Landing, an all-day, locally sourced craft café and bar headed up by Chef Jay Gust. Order from a menu with dishes including hearty sandwiches, comfort snacks and sweet finishes. Choose from the selection of bowls or “handpies,” which include The Wild, made with venison, onions and cheese; or Josh’s Apple Handpie, made — according to the menu — with a blend of apples, cinnamon and love.
There’s also a spirits menu featuring wines, whiskies, tequilas, rums, gins, vodkas and cordials. Try a specialty cocktail such as the Drunken Botanist, Silent Lucidity or a Twisted & Fermented, which features Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Juneshine Acai Hard Kombucha, lemon, soda water and sage.
Next, settle into one of the intimate booths or a solo or community table in the sunny Greenhaus Space. The space also offers spots in the fireside lounge or on one of the two outdoor patios.
Prefer your own space? Take your meal to go and head back to your room. Rest up — the hotel’s location allows for easy access to the Pikes Peak Region and the historic towns of Old Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs. A host of nearby activities and sites include The Garden of the Gods, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, The Royal Gorge Bridge and Railroad and the Cave of the Winds Mountain Park.
The UNESCO World Heritage neighborhood of Balat rivals İstanbul’s Old City for its historic significance, with an added splash of color. Its cobbled hilly streets boast a full rainbow of houses, cafés, restaurants and churches painted in pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, greens and blues — parts even surpassing my native San Francisco’s steep, colorful corridors. The most vibrant stretch of homes, dating anywhere from 50 to 200 years old, runs along Kiremit Caddesi.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
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Palm Springs became a destination of legend when Hollywood’s biggest and brightest during cinema’s “Golden Age” turned the desert community into their glamourous backyard. While restaurants and hotels epitomizing definitive Palm Springs luxury open, adapt and change with the times, it says something that one of its hottest restaurants sets up an outpost back in Los Angeles. And that’s exactly what chef Michael Beckman and restaurateur Joe Mourani did on the southern tip of the always-evolving Fairfax District.
Resort guests have never liked them, and now the White House and President Joe Biden plan to target them: resort fees. Whether it’s adding them on to resort amenities, like WiFi or access to the hotel gym, resort fees exist and frustrate many.
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My husband and I recently traveled to London, England, on vacation, our farthest trip since the pandemic started. We were there for longer than a week and planned to squeeze in as much sightseeing as possible during our stay. Ahead of our trip, we knew we would want to mix in some relaxation, so we booked a couple’s massage at The Lanesborough’s spa halfway into our visit.