Author: Thomas Woods

  • 5 Vacation Rental Treehouses

    Going out on a limb here: you probably haven’t been in a treehouse since you were a kid. But don’t let adulthood stop you from having fun. Check out these 5 treehouse vacation rentals – some in the UK and some in the U.S. and Puerto Rico – that your inner child might enjoy on [...]

  • Survey: Americans Among World’s Top Tippers

    Do you tip on vacation? If so, you’re in line with just about every American traveler. According to TripAdvisor’s annual tipping survey of more than 9,000 respondents (1,600 in the U.S.), 99% of Americans tip on vacation. Of the group, 57% always do and 21% even feel guilty if they don’t.   This isn’t to [...]

  • Travel Green by Reducing Your Food Footprint

    World Environment Day is June 5 and TripAdvisor, along with the United Nations Environment Programme, is calling on calling on the hotel industry and travelers to “Think.Eat.Save” and reduce their “foodprint” – yes, that’s a food footprint – in an effort to preserve our natural resources and think green.   The impact of food production [...]

  • The 2012 Travelers’ Choice Destinations on The Rise awards

    For you savvy travelers who like to experience those up-and-coming and in-the-know vacation hot spots, look no further. TripAdvisor just announced the winners of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards, featuring destinations around the world that have seen the greatest increase in positive traveler feedback and interest in the last year. From [...]

  • 10 hot new hotels from around the world

      It’s fun to be the cool new kid on the block and TripAdvisor has announced 10 cool new kids across the globe in the hotel world, according to travelers and editors. From a cliffside hotel perched on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, to a grand European-style stay in New York City, to a former palace in [...]

  • Top 10 Hotel Spas in America

    It’s a new year and with it comes the opportunity for some much-needed rejuvenation. These 10 U.S. hotel spas get the highest marks from TripAdvisor travelers – 30% of whom plan to take a trip dedicated recharging their batteries in the beginning 2013, according to a recent wellness travel survey. And of the 1,100 respondents, [...]

  • Winners Announced in The 2013 Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards

    It’s not just awards season in Hollywood. TripAdvisor today announced the winners of its 11th annual Travelers’ Choice awards for hotels. And this year is its biggest ever, honoring over 6,000 of the world’s most outstanding stays in the categories of Top Hotels, Luxury, Bargain, Service, Small Hotels, and B&Bs and Inns.   Often called [...]

  • Win a Romantic Escape to Jamaica

    Ready to escape the cold? We’ve teamed up with Couples Resorts to give away a romantic getaway to Jamaica. On February 19, we’ll draw one winner (U.S. residents only) who will receive a luxury trip for two that includes flights (up to a $1,000 value) and a 5-night, all-inclusive stay at Couples Tower Isle in [...]