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Where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece | Nefeli Villas & Suites

Where to stay in Halkidiki, Greece: Nefeli Villas & Suites

We spent the first half of our Halkidiki trip at Philoxenia Bungalows in Psakoudia. It was such a fantastic time and it left us with the feeling that the second half of the trip would be pretty awesome, too.  What we didn’t know was just how fantastic that second half would be, and our stay […]

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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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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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