As you can probably tell by now, I'm a huge fan of under the radar, slightly off the beaten path travel secrets. One of my favorite hotel sites in the world is Mr & Mrs Smith, a perfectly curated collection of boutique hotels around the globe. What I love about the site is that not only are the hotels they represent stylish and unique, but the research they've done is bar none. They put you on the inside track with information on anything and everything - from which rooms are worth asking for to where you can go for a picnic nearby, all so well written and accessible. And while the name, Mr & Mrs Smith, is meant to represent the romantic getaways they are best known for, they also have a division that's perfect for families called Smith & Family.
Each year, the site hosts the Smith Hotel Awards which has been a fantastic resource for me, and which I'm happy to share with you. It's worth a read, and a bookmark for the planning of your next journey.