The Best Beach Resorts in the United States

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Summer's just days away and what's summer without sand, surf and sun??? In anticipation of summer, Condé Nast Traveler has curated a list of the best beach hotels and resorts in the United States that made its 2012 Gold List. Take a look below for summer getaway ideas with your friends!

48 Fun Hours - Suggested Itineraries for a Bachelor Party in Palm Springs

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hotel Zoso

Our “48-Hours of Bachelor Party” series takes us today to Palm Springs, CA. Often called “the golf capital of the world" thanks to its 125+ beautifully manicured and always sunny courses, this desert oasis also offers nature adventures, sweet relaxation, and a fun and stylish vibe harking back to the Rat Pack days. We’ve created a sample itinerary for the guys who want to splurge and one for those that are more value conscious. You and your pals are sure to love your bash in Palm Springs -- aka Hollywood’s Playground -- whichever route you choose to go!

The Top Spas in the United States for 2012 - Condé Nast Traveler

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Planning a spa-cation for your girls' weekend getaway but any ordinary spa just won't do? Ahead of the summer season, Condé Nast Traveler has put together its list of the most luxurious and relaxing spas in the United States (100 resort spas on the mainland, 20 resort spas in Hawaii and 75 hotel spas). Whether you're after a resort spa or a "quick" escape to a day spa, you'll no doubt find one that will satisfy even the your most demanding girlfriends.

Take a peek below at the spas that made the best of list:

Travel + Leisure's It List: The Best New Hotels of 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hôtel Americano

CNTraveler may have its Hot List but Travel & Leisure has its It List for the best new hotels in the world. In its seventh annual edition, Travel & Leisure showcases 50 new and renovated hotels deserving of your attention for your big group getaway bash in 2012.

Below is the list of It List hotels in the United States:

Share and split group expenses simply

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

visit the LastBash website

In our effort to further simplify the bash planning process so you and your friends can focus on having fun, we've released a feature that makes managing group expenses a snap – the Group Expense Wizard. The Group Expense Wizard enables you and your bash participants to easily track the amounts participants have paid for group activities and then split the group expenses fairly and efficiently.

You know the drill – after all the fun had been had at your the group event / trip, somebody - most likely you - is tasked with figuring out how much people owe and whom to pay. You need to track down the expenses incurred, figure out who participated in each activity and then put together a complicated spreadsheet to split  up the expenses. More simply put, divvying up group expenses after a bash is usually a logistical nightmare!

This is where the Group Expense Wizard comes in. Using this tool, any bash participant can add a group expense to the bash, whether the expense is for dinner, drinks or whatever fun activities your group planned. When you add an expense, you can indicate who paid for it and choose how to allocate the expense (evenly or by different amounts for different participants).


Each time an expense is added, the Group Expense Wizard automagically calculates how much each person owes and who he/she needs to pay. You can also view breakdowns by expense or by guest so you can verify that expenses are being shared fairly. When all the expenses have been added to the Group Expense Wizard, click on the Settle Tab link to lock the calculation. Your friends will have no excuse for not settling up!

Check out the new Group Expense Wizard for yourself by visiting http://www.lastbash.com/.

Thanks!

The LastBash Team




 

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