Category Archives: Hotels

For a night in Marrakech: Riad Les Yeux Bleus

  Although I’ve heard from many people traveling to Marrakech that it’s difficult to book a night at Riad Les Yeux Bleus, but please give it a shot as early as you can.  Near all the action of the city … Continue reading

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Getting to Monhegan

Once you’ve fallen in love with the idea of seeing Monhegan Island for yourself, you have to figure out how to get there.  And, as you might expect, it’s easier to get there during tourist season (May to Columbus Day … Continue reading

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Stay the Night: London’s Grovesnor House, a JW Marriott Hotel

Settled squarely in the Mayfair section of London with a posh Park Lane address, Grosvenor House puts you in the center of uptown luxury.   But with a focus on gentility, service and personal attention, it’s much more than just … Continue reading

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Staying calm at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Stay calm?  At the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center?  Is that not an oxymoronic question in itself?  With 2,711 guest rooms and 171 suites on six floors, you would think it an impossibity to indulge in rest and relaxation. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

This week’s WordPress challenge — Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life — brought me back to Las Vegas where I remembered streets filled with happy people seeking something quite different from what they experience at home.  Some “streets” were really overpasses where … Continue reading

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Five things to do in a day: St. Petersburg, Florida

Of course, we all want ample time to explore a city lined with mature, moss-filled trees. A city where world-class art museums, shops sporting local crafts, and hotels with beckoning porches await us.  A city like St. Petersburg, Florida. But … Continue reading

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Visiting Coeur d’Alene? Go up, up and away!

Whenever I think of Coeur d’Alene now, I think of the color blue, a color that defines this lovely town built on a dreamy blue lake in the middle of Idaho, a state known for its forest greens and soft … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A Word a Week Challenge: Tropical

We rarely travel to the tropics.  In fact, aside from a trip to Maui a few years ago, I can’t remember a time that the term tropical paradise had any direct bearing on us. But looking at these pictures from … Continue reading

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Seven swanky lobbies to see: Vegas hotels (Part Two)!

Come to think of it, selecting just seven hotels from all that Vegas has to offer is a daunting task, to be sure.  But thinking of which ones we’d like to see again, these really are our top sites to … Continue reading

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