Scrub Island Resort, British Virgin Islands

Even the most savvy travelers (*wink*) have a tough time finding a top hotel. Usually I’m thinking up places that I have written about or stayed at before and then begging PR representatives to give me media rates in exchange for a write up. Prostitution of penmanship at its finest, ladies and gents.

But when I’m not whoring out my vocabulary, I’m checking Expedia or Orbitz and then knocking away options based on proximity to downtown and star-rating. It’s not exactly a science. But today I stumbled upon this article in the New York Times Travel section that lists a whole slew of new hotel sites that take a variety of factors into consideration (think child friendly and views).

If you’re planning your next trip, I suggest you add this article to your reading list.

Enjoy the weekend! Tomorrow I write to you from sunny Las Vegas’ Aria Resort and Casino!