Travel Tips & Insights

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As you probably noticed by now, everyone at Cloud 10 Travel is passionate not only about seeing the world, but also sharing those experiences so that you can benefit from our collective knowledge and insights. We constantly are making lists of our favorites: tropical destinations, romantic journeys, adventure treks, spectacular hotels, foodie cities, and so much more. Check back to this page often as we update with more Cloud 10 Lists, Tips and Insights into the amazing world of travel.

Anthony Bourdain's 
Top 10 Favorite Hotels


From one of our all time favorite travelers, here is the list of the late Anthony Bourdain’s all time favorite hotels around the world.

10. The Murray Hotel 
       Livingston, Montana

  9. Raffles Grand Hotel D’Angkor 
       Siem Reap, Vietnam

  8. Hotel Metropole
       Hanoi, Vietnam 

  7. The Edgewater Hotel
       Seattle, Washington

  6. Park Hyatt
       Tokyo, Japan

  5. Hotel Oloffson
       Port au Prince, Haiti

  4. Hotel Continental Saigon
       Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

  3. The Raleigh
       Miami, Florida

  2. Chiltern Firehouse
       London, England

  1. Chateau Marmont
       Los Angeles, California

Top 10 Haunted Hotels
in the US


If you like your luxury combined with some spooky thrills, here are 10 places you should definitely consider visiting.

The luxurious Omni Shoreham Hotel is one of D.C.’s most haunted hotels. In the 1900s, a young girl and a maid both died of mysterious causes in one suite. Some guests report bizarre noises coming from the floor where they passed away.

Since 1851, the Marshall House was used once as a wartime hospital and twice as a hospital during the yellow fever epidemics. Guests have reported faucets turning on by themselves and ghost sightings in the hallways.

The original property of La Fonda on the Plaza was a courthouse where criminals were hanged. Today, many guests have reported seeing ghosts of Wild West criminals in the main dining room and the third floor restaurant.

The beautiful Emily Morgan Hotel in San Antonio, Texas, was near the site of the deadly Battle of the Alamo. Guests have reported mysterious occurrences throughout the hotel, including a woman in white wandering the halls.

The historic Pfister Hotel opened in Milwaukee in 1893 and is supposedly home to a number of spooky sightings. Several MLB players have reported personal ghost experiences in the hotel. The hotel is currently open for guests who are looking to hunt for ghosts this season.

The ghost of Harvey Parker, the founder of Boston’s Omni Parker House, is rumored to roam the halls, checking on guests. Others report that the spirit of Charles Dickens lingers on the third floor. This historic hotel recently reopened for thrill-seeking guests.

Ghosts have been caught on film visiting the Myrtles Plantation, including a “ghost girl” seen through a window. Some rumors claim that the plantation was built on top of an ancient Indian burial ground, and is haunted by their spirits. The hotel organizes daily mystery tours for guests.

The RMS Queen Mary, docked in Long Beach, California, is known for paranormal hot spots. Guests have reported paranormal experiences in room B340, where a passenger passed away in 1948.

This historical Victorian-style hotel is known as “America’s most haunted hotel.” The hotel was taken over by Norman Baker in 1937, who turned the property into a hospital. The hotel offers ghost tours and features images of ghosts sightings at the resort on their website.

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s novel “The Shining.” Guests can book the Ghost Adventure Package and stay on the spooky fourth floor, which is said to have high paranormal activity.

Top 10 Picks
for Apples this Fall


We love fall for many reasons…the colors…football…crisp air…and, of course: apple picking! See below for some of our favorite orchards that have put us on #Cloud10!

The farm focuses on environmentally sustainable practices. Apples + pumpkins and gourds for the season.⁠ Visit website.

Lots of outdoor fun with its Family Fun Fall Weekends. Plus, the warm apple cider donuts took us to Cloud 10! Insanely delish. Visit website.

For adults looking for some fun, try the hard cider tasting, and you can do your shopping at the farm market.⁠ Visit website.

Working apple orchard with in-house bakery for takeout orders. #Cloud10Tip: get the Salted Caramel Apple Pie. Visit website.

Dog-friendly (leashed) U-pick orchards, a country bakery, petting farm, pony rides. Visit website.

Take your pick (literally) of apples, pumpkins and pears then head home with a jug of homemade cider in tow. Visit website.

Tons of variety, including McIntosh AKA the classic baking apple!⁠ Visit website.

GREAT for kids…there’s a new 10,000-square-foot playground that will keep them busy for hours. Visit website.

Emphasis on healthy/fresh living with a variety of local produce, including apples, U-pick pears, fall red raspberries, pumpkins & more!⁠ Visit website.

Family-owned since 1891, this scenic orchard offers an assortment of flowers, a farm stand, apple picking…and some pretty phenomenal apple cider donuts.⁠ Visit website.


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— Anthony Bourdain