History Comes Alive at Locarno’s Belvedere Hotel

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Oct 30, 2019 / 0 comments

When I first entered the stylish and graceful Hotel Belvedere in Locarno, Switzerland, I was unaware of the structure's history. A 2017 renovation instilled modernity into the hotel, so the historical value of the property was not readily apparent. My visit to this 4-star hotel, commanding lovely views of Lake Maggiore and the surrounding mountains, was made in conjunction with an early September Hiking in Style media trip to Switzerland. A tour of the hotel opened my eyes to the building's historical value and its incredible art collection.

History Comes Alive at The US Grant Hotel

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Oct 05, 2018 / 0 comments

San Diego visitors can see history come alive at The US Grant Hotel. This magnificent property, designed by Harrison Albright, took five years to build. On October 15, 1910, the hotel opened with a final price tag of 1.9 million dollars. After a handful of renovations in the last century, the hotel still maintains its grandeur and commemorates its remarkable history by showcasing images and artifacts throughout the property.

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Where to stay in St John's, Newfoundland

We’ve just returned from an Epic Canadian Road Trip, driving from our home in Kalamazoo, Michigan all the way out to St. John’sNewfoundland (yes, a ferry was involved). Why? Well, I’m the co-founder of Writing Walking Women, and we chose St.

Discover your license to chill at Margaritaville Resort Biloxi

What do you do when you’d rather dance to the right and skip the casinos when visiting a town like Biloxi, Mississippi that’s filled with high rollers? For the ultimate in changes in attitudes without slots, shots and red hot betting in Biloxi, Mississippi, head to Margaritaville Resort Biloxi for some good clean jolly mon. Located waterfront, Margaritaville Resort Biloxi is one of the only resorts in Biloxi that’s not associated with a casino.

Staying at Disney's Art of Animation Resort Hotel

This month, I’ll be reviewing a new Disney World Resort hotel.

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Where to stay in Kusadasi, Turkey

Whether you visit Kuşadası as part of a trip to history-rich Ephesus (Efes), take the ferry in from Samos, Greece, from visiting the house of the Virgin Mary, from exploring Sirince, or as a destination in itself, there’s much to see and do. Kuşadası is located on Turkey’s Aegean coast, on a bay. There is a large marina, and the peninsula of Güvercin Adasi (Pigeon Island) is a visual highlight, sporting an ancient fortress.

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5 of the World‘s Most Kid-Friendly Hotels

While preparing for a trip abroad with children, you must be not only very responsible choosing the direction of travel, but also the place where you are going to stay too. If the primary goal is to change the family environment, rest from the routine and you are planning to spend most of the time at the hotel, the choice where to stay becomes even more necessary.

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The Best Place to Stay in San Francisco

One look out my window, and there was no mistaking where I was. The early morning sun was playing hide and seek with the clouds and buildings. I lay there watching the light show thinking, I MUST GET UP.  The sun was shining and I was in San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities in the world - but I did not want to get out of my bed. You may be thinking I had a wee bit too much wine the night before, or perhaps there was another, more seductive reason to linger. But no, it was the bed itself that wooed me.

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Where to Stay - and Eat - in Miramichi, New Brunswick

Where to Stay - and Eat - in Miramichi, New Brunswick

Nestled alongside the Miramichi River in (you guessed it) Miramichi, New Brunswick is a treasured hotel, and a genius restaurant. I had no idea, when we pulled up to the long (very long!) yellow building fronting the river, that such goodness would await us inside. 

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Hotels by Day, Meetings by Night

So it’s finally happened, or perhaps happened again for the thousandth time. You’ve been assigned a task out of town and you need to attend an important meeting. There are a million things that can go wrong and your schedule is already packed.