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Hotwire Million Dollar Sale

Hotwire announces crazy “Million Dollar Sale” on 5-star luxury Las Vegas hotels

UPDATE – November 23, 2017: Not surprising that the Million Dollar Sale from Hotwire is now SOLD OUT! Looking to enjoy a last-minute vacation before the holiday madness sets in? Always wanted to stay at a luxury, 5-star property but have been scared off by the price? Been dying to exclaim, “I’m going to Vegas, […]

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Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan | Where to stay, eat, and drink

Weekend getaway to Grand Rapids, Michigan: Where to stay, eat, and drink

One day out of the blue, my friend and co-worker, Jamie, said to me, “I want to go to Grand Rapids. Take me there!” I’ve traveled to Grand Rapids a number of times over the last few years. After hearing me talk about it so much, Jamie knows that the city has become one of […]

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North Dakota Destinations | Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

North Dakota Destinations: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park in Mandan, North Dakota, was a stop on our Legendary North Dakota road trip this past summer. Just south of I-94 and 13 miles outside of the capital of Bismarck, it was an ideal one-night stop for us as we headed back east towards home from Medora and Theodore Roosevelt […]

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ChicagoFamily Staycation | Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel

Chicago family staycation at Renaissance Chicago O’Hare Suites Hotel

I’ve said for years that Chicago is an exceptional place for travelers to live. With its diversity, top-notch art and entertainment, and world-class museums, Chicago residents like myself can “travel” without even leaving the city. Sometimes day trips to different neighborhoods quench the travel thirst. Other times, you just need an overnight staycation to really […]

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Medora, North Dakota

Medora, North Dakota: Gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Medora, North Dakota is the gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (TRNP). Founded in 1833 by French nobleman the Marquis de Mores, the small town in the valley of the Little Missouri evokes images of big adventures. Medora is located just off of Interstate 94 and right next to the South Unit entrance of TRNP. […]

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Hamilton County, Indiana

Highlights of Hamilton County, Indiana

Hamilton County, Indiana, lies approximately 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis. I’ve been to Indy several times in my life but never stopped to have a look around Hamilton County. After spending a recent weekend there with the kids, I realized all that we’d been missing out on! The “crown jewels” of Hamilton County are the […]

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Roseville, Minnesota: Perfectly positioned

Why Roseville, Minnesota should be your base for exploring the Twin Cities

Roseville, Minnesota, is perfectly positioned for visitors to enjoy all that the Twin Cities have to offer. Roseville is only ten minutes from both downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, giving travelers convenient access to both cities. Roseville was our base for a recent long weekend in the Twin Cities. Our objectives were to visit the Mall of […]

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250 Main Hotel | Rockland, Maine

250 Main Hotel: Boutique art hotel in Rockland, Maine

MidCoast Maine’s premier boutique hotel “is designed to spark curiosity and evoke excitement.” I may or may not have told a little lie recently when I wrote about the top five reasons to travel to Rockland, Maine. The five reasons stated are accurate; there’s no lie there. But the truth is, there are actually SIX top […]

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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa | Galena, Illinois

Midwest family getaway: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois

I’m known to tout the Midwest whenever I get the chance. So many travelers – foreigners and even my fellow Americans – view it solely as “flyover country”. Such a shame as there is a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities in the region. There are also gems: delightful little hamlets that can make you feel […]

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A Storybook Inn | Versailles, Kentucky

A Storybook Inn: Comfortable luxury in Central Kentucky

My husband and I rarely have the chance to travel anywhere together, just the two of us. So when an opportunity to spend a long weekend in Kentucky presented itself, we didn’t have to think twice about it. The focus of our trip was A Storybook Inn, a Select Registry property, in Versailles, Kentucky. We were […]

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