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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

European River Cruise; A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping

River cruising is now a widely popular travel option for exploring Europe’s quaint villages and historic treasures. There are many companies that offer competitively priced escape packages, but only a few that will truly deliver an enriching and intimate experience. “All cruises, especially river cruises, are not equal” – is a relevant cautionary call-out reminding

Monday, October 6th, 2014

A Coastal Classic: The Spruce Point Inn Resort & Spa; Boothbay Harbor, Maine

The tranquil beauty and charm of Boothbay Harbor, a boating mecca, extends beyond the harborfront village and marina to a pristine and private paradise amidst stately spruces perched on a hillside of verdant green. No… not heaven…...

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Loews Don Cesar: St. Pete’s Pink Palace

Etta James’ rendition of the classic 1940’s blues standard,”At Last”, keeps humming through my head when I think of the iconic Loews Don Cesar Hotel in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Perhaps, it is the property’s inspiring story...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Crafted for the Senses: An Epicurean stay; Tampa, Florida

Tampa Bay has stepped up its game over the last ten years rivaling nearby St. Petersburg in terms of shopping, arts, entertainment and dining. It is no doubt that it would take more than a weekend to unlock...

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Celebrating Surf, Sand and Space at the Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort

Rocket science, surfing and plenty of sunshine top the list for this popular Florida vacation hot spot. Since the opening of the Kennedy Space Center 50 years ago, Florida’s Space Coast has exploded in terms of population...

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

The Alfond Inn; Winter Park, Florida

For many years, visitors to Central Florida have longed for an upscale retreat in the beautiful and beloved city of Winter Park. In late August 2013, the longings were finally met with the unveiling of The Alfond...

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Affordable Luxury: No Trust Fund Needed at the Naples Bay Resort

Naples is best known a popular playground for the privileged. Celebrating the good life is the dominating theme for this destination. Every sunrise and sunset is a reason for indulgence. And, you won’t find Naples lacking in...

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Culture: Opposites Attract in Denver

by Jayme Lamm Hotels are usually one of two scenes — ornately historic or ultra modern. To pull off either of those vibes throughout every inch of a property is beyond challenging and I’ve only seen it...

Monday, September 24th, 2012

An Enchanting Emerald Coast Experience: The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Mother Nature never ceases to amaze. The awe-inspiring beauty of Northwest Florida, namely the stretch of gulf coastline midway between Panama City and Pensacola, is nearly impossible to imagine. Better known as the Emerald Coast with miles of sugar...

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Hotel Review: The Belle of the Boardwalk – Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

As a Floridian, I have seen my share of beaches and coastal communities. So it is a delight to discover a beautiful seaside city that makes the grade-rivalling even some of my favorite resort towns in the sunshine state. Virginia...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Hotel Review: Sweet Serenity with Loews Lake Las Vegas

The Strip, undeniably, continues to be the top Las Vegas attraction captivating and entertaining visitors with it’s high-energy glitz, glamour and 24/7 nightlife. But for those seeking sunshine and sweet serenity in a spectacular desert oasis setting, travel beyond the city lights to the quaint village of...

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Hotel Review: The Seagate Hotel & Spa – Delray Beach, Florida

Swing into summer with an escape to charming Delray Beach, a Florida coastal gem just an hour north of Miami. June 2011 kicks off the town’s 100 year birthday bash – The Pineapple Centennial – a three...

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Hotel Review: Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay – Miami, Florida

No need to cross the pond to the Continent or fly south to Latin America for an idyllic international escape. South Florida offers plenty of sunshine and sizzle, day and night, as well as a vibrant ethnic makeup to...

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

A Sun-Sational Sensory Escape on Florida’s Treasure Coast – Costa d’ Este Beach Resort

A special find awaits the weary soul in need of a restful retreat and the healing powers of the sun and sea. Travel just a few hours by car – 3 hours north of Miami and 2 hours east of Orlando – to the lovely town of Vero Beach to experience Costa...

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Spotlight: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort – St. Simons Island, Georgia

Georgia welcomes thousands of visitors to its coast each year. The natural beauty and the rich history of its barrier islands, treasured living sanctuaries, are important to the Georgia Coast’s continued universal tourism appeal and year-round draw. St. Simons Island is counted among Georgia’s four...

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Riviera Maya: I See Dead People

I’ve always thought that Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) seemed like a macabre, scary, downright depressing holiday, so I was not really looking forward to my “Life and Death” press trip to Riviera Maya....

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Round Hill Villa Resort is mo’ betta for luxe culinary getaway

As soon as I received my invitation to visit the extraordinary Round Hill Villa Resort, I immediately called my sister in NYC to see if I could crash at her pad the night before the flight. There...

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

Culture: El Careyes, Mexico: The secret, decadent and exclusive jet setter’s hideaway

by Felicia Kamriani About an hour north of Manzanillo Airport and two hours south of Puerto Vallarta lies the serenely decadent getaway of Costa Careyes, or Turtle Coast. This breathtaking oasis, consisting of the 48-room El Careyes...

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Culture: San Diego, USA: Historic Hotels and Soviet Subs

by Janet Bein, Young at Heart Diva As we drove from San Diego across the dramatically curving Coronado Bridge, I caught a glimpse of the bright red, cone turrets of beautiful Hotel Del Coronado (The Del). When...

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Inspiration: The 50-Plus Triathlete (or, I may be slow, but I’m not last)

by Mary Leigh Burke I never used to be much of an athlete. My current co-workers would be shocked to hear me say that – since I’m now known as the office athletic fanatic. I spent most...

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