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The final sprint: Top 5 hotels for the Chicago Marathon

On Oct. 9, I’ll be running the 2011 Chicago Marathon — that’s just four weeks away, but whose counting? I’ve trained, woke up bleary-eyed to run in the dark, iced ‘till my skin was numb and stretched, even while reading to my kids. I’m a native Chicagoan who has run and volunteered for this race before, so I know the 29-neighborhood course like the back of my hand. I am ready.

Ping-Pong, anyone? Hotels with table tennis

For all the cutting-edge hotel amenities out there—in-room Nespresso machines, touchscreen panels, peek-a-boo bathrooms—some of us will always be happiest to see a Ping-Pong table tucked somewhere on the grounds. After you’ve spent hours on a plane or in a car or meeting, can anything beat a ripping game of table tennis?

8 Perks of Staying at a Vacation Rental

If you want to experience unparalleled comfort anywhere in the world, then rent a vacation home! With extra space, privacy, and amenities, it’s by far the smartest way to travel.  What better way to spend your vacation than relaxing in the comforts of your own home?

Tips for a Great Amalfi Coast Honeymoon

By Lisa Fantino What makes the perfect honeymoon is as individual as the two people who have just professed never-ending love to each other in matrimony. Perhaps it was a trek up Everest that first drew you together or a passion for fly-fishing (hey, it happens!).