Independently Minded - the IC Blog

  • Fun Modes of Transportation Around the Country

    May 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Modern travelers are not always impressed by the luxuries of cars or...

  • The 4 Best Music Festivals of 2015

    May 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Although the roots of the camping-and-music craze date back to the Summer...

  • Vegetables Hit the High End

    May 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Long relegated to side-dish status and considered an afterthought on many respectable...

  • Independent Collection Picks – Spring 2015 Playlist

    April 1st, 2015  •  blog

    Good music knows no season, but we’ve still gone to the trouble...

  • 2015’s Best New Travel Apps

    March 13th, 2015  •  Uncategorized

    For as fun, exciting and enlightening as travel can be, it can...

  • Fitness Tips for Travelers: Stay Active on the Go

    March 13th, 2015  •  Uncategorized

    Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to abandon that New Year’s...

  • Instagram Inspiration: Best Travel Instagram Accounts

    March 2nd, 2015  •  blog

    Instagram Inspiration: The 8 Best Travel Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2015...

  • Independent Brand Spotlight: kettl

    February 27th, 2015  •  blog

    An Interview with Zach Mangan of kettl From a shop on Manhattan’s...

  • Now Open: the Independent Collection Shop

    February 18th, 2015  •  blog

    In addition to staying Independent in any of our hotel collection’s six...

  • East Coast Caffeination: Third-Wave Coffee in NYC and Beyond

    January 19th, 2015  •  blog

    Coffee and Seattle have long been synonymous. The drab and dreary weather...

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