Travel at Random Anniversary: A Look Back

It's hard to believe, but it's been one year since we started Travel at Random.  In the past year we've travel around the globe, from hiking a glacier in Alaska to laying on a beach at Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos and we've been happy to have our loyal readers come along for the journey.  

This article is going to take a look back at where we've been and some destinations you might have missed.  We're all about the adventure and proving some helpful reviews and tips along the way.  

AAA Announces it's 2013 5-Diamond Hotels & Restaurants

The list is out.  Today AAA announced it's 2013 list of the best hotels in the US, Canada and Mexico.  Best as in hotels earning AAA's coveted Five Diamond desigation.  The list of top hotels includes 125 hotels and 53 restaurants.  Thirteen of those are new to the list this year.  

Among the additions, the Four Seasons Resort Nevis and the St. Regis Bahia Beach Puerto Rico.

Here are the nine new hotel additions:

Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort

Hilton Fort Lauderdale pool with ocean view.

Ft. Lauderdale beach is a great alternative to Miami and South Beach.  One of my favorite places to stay in Ft. Lauderdale is the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort.  This high rise on the beach is part of a long line of luxury hotels just steps from the sand.  What I like about this sunny destination is the great hotels and convenient restaurants and bars within walking distance.  The Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Beach Resort is located across A1A from Ft. Lauderdale Beach and is next door to the W Ft. Lauderdale.