After hosting a spectacular engagement party on Saturday night at my home, I spent the next day dismantling the decorations, lights and extension cords before heading to PHL for a trip to Atlanta. I was reminded on social media that it was just a year ago that I was there hanging out at the Intercontinental Buckhead; this trip I am staying at the St. Regis.
Greetings from the beautiful French Riviera! After a brief layover in Zurich, Switzerland, my fiancé and I found ourselves in the enchanting city of Nice, France.
During a recent trip to Aruba, my family explored two fascinating caves in Arikok National Park. We visited the Quadirikiri Cave first. From the parking lot, a staircase climbs up and into the limestone wall, revealing an unexpected opening into darkness. When we approached the entrance, a park ranger helped us navigate through the darkness. His guidance on when to duck and where to watch our steps was much appreciated. Stalactites and stalagmites are interesting to look at, but not so much fun to hit your head on or trip over! Our group carefully navigated the uneven cave floor to several chambers, one of which had a skylight allowing sunlight to flow inside, while others contained dark recesses that were home to bats. Every once in a while, we would catch a glimpse of movement as one of the bats flew by, but for the most part they were just hanging out, literally, in the dark recesses of the cave. Our guide was able to use a red light to help us see some of the sleeping bats in the darkness. Although some people are afraid of bats (me included), our guide assured us that they are harmless, and we were careful to not disturb their slumber, as they are a protected species.
Last weekend I had the great pleasure of taking care of my granddaughter in Portland while her parents spent a weekend away. The day dawned bright and warm on Saturday, making for perfect weather for our visit to the Beaverton Farmers Market. The market has been in operation since 1988 and runs on Saturdays from February through November. Located in the Portland-area suburban city of Beaverton (home of Nike's world headquarters), it covers a full city block and then some, adjoining a city park and directly across from the library. Centrally located, it serves as a gathering spot for the community, but folks come from all over to buy from regional farmers, ranchers, fishermen, dairies, plant nurseries, bakers and makers of all sorts.
As we are beginning our entrance to fall and leaving summer behind us, one of the things I’m most excited for is football. With my fantasy team drafted and tickets for Eagles games locked and loaded, I’m ready for this upcoming season. Being a lifelong Eagles fan requires a lot of hard work and dedication, and the team decided to extend our time rooting for the Birds by hosting a block party in Fairmount before the start of the season. Living in the neighborhood, I knew it was crucial that I walk down to check it out.
Picking back up where we left off, the best ways to spend your time in Anchorage.
Read my blog for any length of time and you can see I’m a sucker for history tourism. If there’s something with a few decades of development behind it (be it a restaurant, destination or sports team), I can usually be found fawning over the backstory involved.
If fabulous food and beverages are a must-have for any weekend getaway, then look no further than the City of Brotherly Love. Whether your palate has a penchant for vibrant Latin American fare or cozy French cuisine, whether you're an oenophile looking to swirl, sniff and sip your way around the globe or you’d rather sample farm-to-glass cocktails, Philly’s got it all this fall. (With the exception of Bolo, which is a short taxi or Uber ride away and definitely worth the trip, the rest of these spots are all within walking distance of each other.)
One affordable plan can protect an entire year of trips: business or pleasure, short or long, domestic or international.
From Santoríni to Dubai to New York, some hotels just have that “it” factor that draws visitors far and wide. For some hotels it’s their proximity to popular landmarks and attractions, for others it’s their amenities. But these hotels have something few can claim: a true room with a view.
Whether it's the people, the craic (fun) or the coasts, travelers always find something to love about the island of Ireland. What fills your heart?
Two historic Craftsman-style homes connected by a newly built third extension will take on a new life as the 19-room The Chloe Nashville in 2024. Developed to aesthetically harmonize with both Nashville’s past and future under the direction of Nashville-based Remick Architecture, guestrooms range from 400 to 817 square feet and start at $375 per night, with its top suite running $950 per night. The architecture and interiors maintain the original homes’ residential feel while incorporating modern and traditional design elements reflective of Nashville’s character and history.
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A must for travelers seeking quiet on a plane or any noisy atmosphere, QuietOn’s newest launch, QuietOn 3.1, launches a limited-time sale on the product for last-minute trips this fall and winter. Originally selling for $289, QuietOn 3.1 is on sale for $50 off at $239 this Black Friday and Cyber Monday.