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The Flying Frog Bed & Breakfast | Franklin, Indiana

A taste of Europe at The Flying Frog Bed and Breakfast in Franklin, Indiana

Just south of Indianapolis, in Johnson County (aka “Festival Country”), is the small town of Franklin, Indiana. It is quintessential Small Town, U.S.A. There is the town center, anchored by the historic (and, in this case, imposing) county courthouse. Local businesses and the requisite town theater line the streets surrounding the main square. It’s all […]

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Midwest getaway to Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast

Midwest getaway to a prairie oasis: Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast

A Midwest getaway close to the big cities, but far enough away to enjoy silence and tranquility, Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast in Franklin Grove, Illinois, truly is a prairie oasis, blending history, luxury, and serenity. Franklin Grove is approximately two hours west of Chicago; less than an hour south of Rockford, Illinois; and […]

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Where to stay in Traverse City, Michigan

Where to stay in Traverse City, Michigan: Cherry Tree Inn & Suites

Traverse City, Michigan, has long been a favorite travel destination for Midwest families. With the abundance of lodging options, ranging from popular hotel chains to private home rentals, it can be difficult to decide on where to stay in Traverse City. I’m here to make that decision a bit easier for you with my recommendation […]

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Lone Mountain Ranch | Big Sky, Montana

Where to stay in Yellowstone Country Montana: Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky

I’ve mentioned before how lucky I am to have stayed in some amazing places around the world. One such place is Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. It’s more than just where to stay in Yellowstone Country, though; it is an entirely authentic Montana experience. National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World National Geographic […]

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Pot N' Kettle Cottages | Leiper's Fork, Tennessee

Where to stay in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee: Pot N’ Kettle Cottages

Super-cute accommodations with bright, inviting decor and at-home comfort: Pot N’ Kettle Cottages is where to stay in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. While visiting Franklin & Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, I caught myself describing just about everything as “super cute”. The shops on Main Street in Franklin were super cute. The outside of David Arms Gallery in […]

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Visiting Yellowstone in Winter

Why you should visit Yellowstone in winter + what you need to know to plan your trip

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Yellowstone National Park is one of the world’s greatest wonders. The park sees its highest volume of visitors in summer, understandably. But in winter, something magical happens… It’s easy to be turned off by the idea of visiting a place like Yellowstone in winter because of the weather, especially […]

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Where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece | Philoxenia Bungalows in Psakoudia

Where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece: Affordable family accommodations at Philoxenia Bungalows

Deciding where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece can be an adventure all on its own because there are so many options. Accommodations range from backpacker-budget to absolute luxury. So, where does the budget-conscious family begin to look when planning a Halkidiki beach vacation? My recommendation is to look no further than Philoxenia Bungalows in Psakoudia. […]

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Places to visit near Yellowstone National Park | Yellowstone Country Montana

Places to visit near Yellowstone National Park

Beyond the park: Travel guide to Yellowstone Country Montana Of all the places in the world I’ve traveled, Yellowstone National Park stands as my absolute favorite. I have a special connection to Yellowstone, as I lived and worked there two decades ago, so – for me – it stands as far more than a travel […]

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