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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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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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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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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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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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