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A Road Trip (and a half) South Carolina

On the road to South Carolina we tuned into quite a few podcasts, sang Darius Rucker (Hootie) songs and leaned all the way into Wagon Wheel, although the lyrics were as upside down to our experience as could possibly be: Headin’ down south to the land of the pines I’m thumbin’ my way into North […]

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Drink in the Birthplace of Wine (Kakheti, Georgia)

Who invented wine? We have a lot to thank them for. It is tempting to believe that this nectar of the gods was handed down to mankind from the heavens; perhaps Zeus gifted it to us from Mount Olympus. But the reality, at least as far as archeologists have been able to discern, is that […]

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Escape To The Cape

Pulling up through Main Street in the small town of Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, guests who enter the gates of the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club are greeted with the grandeur of a long driveway, lush front lawn, and two incredible mansion-like buildings that represent the true spirit of a luxurious Cape Cod […]

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The Pierhouse Hotel Scotland

Previous Next The west coast of Scotland reminds visitors that some parts of the British Isles are still truly wild. The pretty fishing village of Port Appin clings to the rugged coastline, looking out across the mythical sounding Lynn of Lorn. An area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a gateway to the islands and […]

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the Original, the One, the Only – THE PALM BEACHES

The toney setting of this destination is renowned the world over . . . yet the expanse of America’s first Resort Destination – The Palm Beaches -is not as widely talked about.  It comprises 39 towns and cities from Boca Raton and Delray, to Palm Beach and Jupiter! That’s a lot to discover. We charted […]

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Whiskey from the Queen of the Hebrides

Nothing shouts “Scotland” more than single malt whiskeys. And Islay, the southernmost island in the Inner Hebrides, is Scotland’s whiskey making heartland. Nine working distilleries produce world famous brands like Ardbeg and Laphroaig and have earned this wildly beautiful destination the appropriate title of “The Queen of the Hebrides”. By British standards, Islay is remote....

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Stamba Hotel – Tbilisi, Georgia

Sometimes the most extraordinary buildings are hiding underneath an unremarkable, even ugly, facade. It takes an architect with imagination and vision to see beyond the unloved concrete and realize what could be. Stamba Hotel is a case in point. This former Soviet publishing house in Tbilisi, the vibrant capital of the Caucasian country of Georgia, […]

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Nostalgic for Puerto Rico

Step back in time to a swanky era where cigar smoke permeated the air and live music filled your soul in San Juan. This resort embodies all the classic touches that evoke a sense of place from the moment you enter the lobby. Closer than the forts and cobblestone streets of Old San Juan, the […]

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Take Our Hand – Hometown Staycation

A few days in Fort Lauderdale is all it took for a full refresh and a nice reentry into travel. Staying away from the usual suspects and indulging in a boutique hotel that is directly on the sand was my goal. Pelican Grand Beach Resort – one of the only true beachfront, boutique resorts on Fort Lauderdale […]

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New Travel Trends

Retreat to a Teton Tiny House With sustainably built, LEED-certified “tiny house” cabins, Fireside Resort is Jackson Hole, Wyoming’s most innovative take on resort town lodging with the Teton Tiny House cabin. The resort embraces modern, yet rustic design and presents a fresh approach to luxury lodging. Nestled in a wooded setting at the foot […]

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