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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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New England

Five U.S. destinations for a relaxing getaway

Written by special contributor, Hayley Jennings *This post may contain affiliate links. When it comes to taking a vacation, there’s no shortage of options. Some people like to spend a few days soaking up the madness and culture of the big city. Others like to head overseas and see how countries in other parts of the […]

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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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Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

3 breathtaking and iconic American destinations

Written by special contributor, Hayley Jennings *This post contains affiliate links. There are many different ways to experience the U.S. as a traveler. You can get lost in the vast and noisy metropolitan areas or get lost in the vast wilderness of the country’s magnificent national parks. Whatever kind of traveling experience you choose, you […]

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Top 10 Things For Families To Do In Vail, Colorado in summer

Top 10 things for families to do in Vail, Colorado in summer

Vail, Colorado, is a premier winter ski destination. But in summer when the snow is gone and the ski runs are closed, Vail becomes an ideal family summer vacation destination. Whether family members are active outdoors people or just appreciate the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains, there is something for everyone in Vail Colorado […]

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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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Franklin, Tennessee | As Americana as it gets

Franklin, Tennessee: As Americana as it gets

Franklin, Tennessee, approximately 20 miles south of Nashville in Williamson County, is said to be “rooted in Americana”. What does that mean exactly? It can mean a few different things, as the term Americana applies to a variety of concepts: History. One definition is “things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United […]

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