Alternative Housing

Hostelling International - American Youth Hostels has been around for almost 70 years promoting international understanding through educational travel through 4,500 hostels in more than 70 countries and a variety of special programs.

Hotel Groups

Leading Hotels of the World - To find some of the finest hotels in the world, visit this site, with more than 340 member hotels.

Mandarin Oriental Hotels - Luxury hotels around the world for leisure and business travel.

Marriott International - includes Marriots, Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, etc, along with worldwide reservations and senior living facilities and it's partner, Ritz-Carolton.

Individual Hotels and Resorts

Dwarikas - A cultural palace in the heart of Kathmandu, Hotel Dwarika offers spiritual accommodations of artistic design and otherworldly service. Stay here.

Hotels.com -This search engine helps travelers find their ideal hotel, B&B, or resort - Linked to over 110,000 hotels, lodging establishments, inns, bed and breakfasts, resorts and accommodation web pages around the world.

Resortsonline - On this site you will find luxury resorts around the world that cater to nearly every heart's desire.

Ritz-Carlton - Ritz-Carlton Hotels are renowned for extravagant luxury, beautiful surroundings and impeccable service. My favorites (the ones I've had the luxury to visit Kapalua, Maui, Dana Point, California and Barcelona, Spain).

Whotels.com - The W hotel gives new meaning to business travel. Excellent service. Hotel lobby is called the "Living Room." Excellent customer service. Fully stocked rooms, technology includes high-speed internet access. Renowned chefs at each location. Warm, Welcoming, and Whimsical!

Inns and B&B's

The Francis Malbone House - a National Register of Historic Places five-star inn located in Newport, Rhode Island.

The Governor's House Inn - historic Bed & Breakfast and National Historic Landmark in Charleston, South Carolina - originally the Edward Rutledge House
(c. 1760).

Inn on Tomales Bay - Marin County, California is included in the Golden Gate National Recreation area resting on the Pacific tectonic plate. It is home to abundant fish and waterbirds. It is near Point Reyes Station on the Pacific Coast Highway.

Island Hotel & Restaurant - on the National Register of Historic Places located in Cedar Key, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Built in 1859, the Island Hotel is constructed from seashell tabby with oak supports. Its walls have withstood hurricanes for almost 150 years!

Roughing It / Backpacking

Backpackeressentials - This online magazine has great travel stories and photography for the independent backpacker plus oodles of other useful information.

Crazydog - Budget backpackers can find a wealth of information on this site including a section specifically for women.


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