6 Ways to Help Your Guests Feel at Home


Interior of a classic Scandinavian bedroom.

Here are some quick tips that will make your guests feel at home during their stay.

Cheat sheet

Create a home cheat sheet that provides your guests with the Wi-Fi code, instructions to turn on the television, garage code, and any other amenities they may need. Be sure to include your address, landline number and emergency contact information.

Spare samples

Hotel toiletries and deluxe samples placed in a glass jar look elegant displayed in the guest bathroom. Your guests will like the availability of extra products, especially if they may have forgotten something.

Fresh flowers

Plants or well-crafted flower arrangements in the guest room add brightness and freshness that anyone will appreciate.

Cozy essentials

To create the ultimate retreat for your guests, place a basket in the corner with items that will make them comfortable. Think soft throw blankets, magazines, bottled water, snacks and a reading light.

Freshen up

Make sure to leave extra towels and washcloths in the bathroom so guests can always use dry ones. An extra toothbrush is a nice touch, too.

Sense of smell

Adding a candle or diffuser to the guest suite is always a good idea. Be careful, however, because not all guests love the smell of warm vanilla. Avoid polarizing scents and use neutral fragrances, such as fresh linen. A small bottle of room or linen spray is also a great addition to the room.

Undiscovered Travel Destinations


A sunny getaway can help lift spirts and reveal the history and wonder of a new space far away from home. Take a look at some of our favorite warm weather destinations and start planning your next trip.

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CANOUAN

This tiny island located about 120 miles southwest of Barbados is quickly becoming a popular travel destination among the world’s elite. Canouan is a secluded island, with no direct flights from the U.S., so many visitors must fly to an airport in St. Vincent, Grenada, St. Lucia or Barbados and then take a short flight by private jet or propeller plane to get to there. The Mandarin Oriental Canouan, which recently took over the old Pink Sands Club, is the premier hotel on the island and has five restaurants and bars, a freestanding spa and a golf course, among other amenities.

 

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LORD HOWE ISLAND, AUSTRALIA

Guests looking for both privacy and beauty can look no further than Lorde Howe Island. No need to worry about overcrowding here; only about 400 visitors are allowed on the island at one time to experience the natural features, which include the famous twin peaks, subtropical forests and clear waters. The island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage property in 1982 due to its beauty and biodiversity. Visitors take advantage of many local attractions, including feeding wild fish by hand at Ned’s Beach and hiking Mount Gower.

 

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FAROE ISLANDS, DENMARK

With dramatic landscapes and stunning waterfront views, The Faroe Islands are a must-see for any traveler. Located between Iceland and Scotland, lies this breathtaking string of islands that were once considered Danish Viking territory and today occupy about 50,000 residents. Luxe features are being added to the islands every day, including Michelin-star restaurants and trendy shops for tourists. Koks Restaurant won its first Michelin star in 2017 and has a staff of 10 chefs (each from a different country). Reservations are recommended for this exclusive restaurant; it is open from April to September and only serves 24 customers a night.

 

Looking for more luxury travel destinations? Check out our list of The World’s Most Romantic Travel Destinations.

 

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10 Luxury Pools Ready For The Summer


Summer is all about beating the heat, tropical getaways and relaxing by pool. We’ve gathered 10 luxurious pools perfect for those hot summer days.

 

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10203 Hollow Way Road | Preston Hollow | $8,900,000

 

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6901 Hunters Glen Road | University Park | $7,395,000

 

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5540 N 40 Place | North Dallas | $6,999,000

 

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5020 Park Lane | Preston Hollow | $6,975,000

 

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3813 Maplewood Avenue | Highland Park | $4,800,000

 

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4832 Irvin Simmons Drive | Strait Lane | $3,295,000

 

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10115 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow | $3,290,000

 

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6637 Northaven Road | North Dallas | $2,897,630

 

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5507 Del Roy Drive | North Dallas | $2,495,000

 

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2215 Kessler Woods Court | Kessler Park | $1,950,000

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