Why I’ve taken to writing letters

I’ve committed myself to reviving a dying art form – the art of the longhand, written letter. I sent out a plea for addresses on social media, and I’ve gotten some good response, from a good mix of folks (entirely people I knew in high school) and I’m sending out my first letters today. I’m…

Starwood expands SPG Keyless to more brands worldwide

Starwood Hotels & Resorts will expand the popular SPG Keyless product, which allows guests to access their rooms via a bluetooth connection from the SPG app to additional hotel brands, and will also offer additional functionality, the hospitality group announced Tuesday. Originally launched at a select number of Aloft, Element, and W branded properties, the expansion will include Westin,…

Goldfinch Tavern: Sublime comfort, tremendous food

Goldfinch Tavern is the kind of restaurant one could comfortably spend the entire evening in. And by comfortable, we mean comfortable. Everything about the place oozes cozy repose. Cush leathers and clean lines with lovely fireplaces and warm wood features make it easy to linger from soup to nuts. It’s a great place to shake off the…

Travel book review: ‘Lassoing The Sun’

The National Park System turns 100 in 2016, and the tendency at these milestones is to review the progress of the institution over the past century. In his applicationfor the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship, journalist Mark Woods made it clear that was precisely what he didn’twant to do. “My goal isn’t to tell the story of those…