Sleeping in Gainesville: The Laurel Oak Inn

Now don’t get us wrong here.  We stay in plenty of chain hotels and appreciate their standardized accommodations.  But when we have leisure time the morning after a stay, we look for bed-and-breakfast inns where the owners are friendly and open, the breakfast is something we’d love to post on Pinterest, and the rooms are […]

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Stunning sunsets from the Lodge at Sandpoint

Our trek through the Inland Northwest took us from Spokane, Washington, up Highway 2 through Green Bluff, an area boasting over 30 apple orchards and numerous at-home entrepreneurs.  From there, we drove north toward Bonners Ferry, Idaho, but only made it to Sandpoint when near-darkness and weariness overtook us. Had we known that Sandpoint would become […]

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Bluff View Art District: Chattanooga View Points

Even on the Fourth of July, Chattanooga’s Bluff View Art District was open for business!  It’s a place unique unto itself — an artist colony of sorts, offering historic lodging, a noteworthy museum, artists’ renderings, and places to relax and eat inside or out.  In fact, all of downtown Chattanooga is unique —  an upscale city devoted […]

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