The 19 Best Hotels in Los Angeles at Every Price Point

Editor’s note: In light of COVID-19, please review federal, state and local traveler guidance. Please also check with hotels before booking to confirm they are open and operating with safety precautions.

For us? A trip to Los Angeles means finding your ideal swimming pool. Duh. Most hotels in the California city have one—phew—so picking a hotel is really all about deciding which neighborhood and vibe you want to be part of for your stay. Whether you’ve got a huge budget or you’re traveling on pennies, there’s something for everyone in L.A. From Hollywood glamour at Hotel Bel-Air to downtown cool

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Beach towns fear they won’t survive a summer of COVID-19

BETHANY BEACH, Del. — It’s noonish on a Friday in mid-July and this quaint beach town is bubbling to life.

A steady parade of cars crawls alongside the two-block long jumble of shops and restaurants leading to the beach. Face-mask-wearing couples, families and clutches of young women stroll down wide, brick-accent sidewalks in leisurely intervals.

And Mango’s, the town’s trendy beachfront restaurant, already has drawn a handful of patrons to its 348-seat dining area and 70-seat patio.

Not bad for a mostly sunny beach day in the time of coronavirus.

Except that on a normal summer Friday in any other … Read More

Where to stay in St Vincent and the Grenadines for a tropical ‘air bridge’ holiday

Bequia Beach Hotel - one of St Vincent and the Grenadines's best hotels
Bequia Beach Hotel – one of St Vincent and the Grenadines’s best hotels

Please note our writers visited St Vincent and the Grenadines prior to the coronavirus pandemic

This 32-island nation is real get-away-from-it-all territory, from lush, mountainous St Vincent to the magical Grenadine islands. Several private islands have a single hotel such as Petit St Vincent and Palm Island, but the most exclusive, with villas and a few hotels, is Mustique, offering privacy, luxury and a country-club atmosphere for the rich and famous. To partake in local life, head for friendly little Bequia. Its villagey capital, Port Elizabeth, is

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Am I allowed to visit, are hotels and restaurants open and what rules are in place?

The towering Burj Al Arab hotel, overlooking Dubai marina: istock
The towering Burj Al Arab hotel, overlooking Dubai marina: istock

With year-round sunshine and just a few days of annual rainfall, it’s no wonder Dubai is such a hit with British holidaymakers – 1.2 million Brits visited in 2019. But can you visit this summer – and will you be welcome?

Here’s all the information you need to know.

Am I allowed to travel to Dubai from the UK?

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) issued a blanket warning against all non-essential international travel in March, but this has now been lifted for 67 destinations as of 4 July.

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