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A Family Stay at Sunset Key Guest Cottages

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Key West is one of those destinations topping bucket lists and why shouldn't it? Between stunning sunsets, salt-rimmed margaritas, Key Lime pie, and the balmy climate it certainly sounds like the ideal vacation location. Last month I was invited to [Read more]

Waldorf Astoria Naples: Something for Everyone

Guest-room view at the Waldorf Astoria Naples on the Gulf Coast of Florida

Many consider Naples to be a sleepy town in Florida, but with almost too much to do in hot spots like Miami and Fort Lauderdale, my husband and I were more than happy to take a break and relax in this charming west coast town. That’s not to say we were [Read more]

Win $1,000 for Travel in the Expedia Surprise Storybook Vacation Giveaway

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Surprising my husband with a last-minute trip to Cabo San Lucas was a dream come true. When I told him to pack his bags at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night, he had no idea we'd be sipping cervesas on the beach in the Baja Peninsula less than 24 hours later. He was [Read more]

Super Surprise Getaway to Romantic Cabo San Lucas: Find Your Storybook from Expedia

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Back in 1998, my then-boyfriend/now-husband planned a surprise trip to Mexico for me. I'd never been south of the border, and certainly never had a boyfriend secretly plan a romantic getaway--let alone an international vacation to an all-inclusive resort. (You [Read more]

Top Four Reasons to Book a Getaway to the Washington School House Hotel in Park City, Utah

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Just 12 rooms and suites make up the accommodations at the Washington School House Hotel in downtown Park City, Utah. The boutique property is so named because the 1889 building was originally a school for pioneering families who settled in the mountains rich [Read more]

Dunton Hot Springs in Photos

View of the restored 19th-century bathhouse, as seen from one of the outdoor hot springs pools.

My story on worldwide hot springs resorts will be published in Luxury Las Vegas next month. I was reminded of that when I was asked this morning to send an invoice to my editor at the print publication (always a good email to receive when you're a freelance [Read more]

Things to Do in Napa Valley and Sonoma County

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Girlfriend getaways and romantic weekend vacations in Napa Valley and Sonoma County are typically wine-focused, but everyone needs a break from all that drinking for a few hours.  Sure, you may scoff. Hear me out! There are plenty of fun things to do in Napa [Read more]

Palau: Royal Treatment Under and Above Water

Scuba in Dive Spots in Palau (Neco Dive Shop)

Guest contributor Lisa Niver Rajna and her husband George are currently in the midst of their second year traveling around the world. Here she shares a story from her continuing travels, regarding scuba dive sites in Palau. - [Read more]

Holiday Events in Napa Valley and Sonoma

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Holiday events in Napa Valley and Sonoma are a good reason to come to California Wine Country during its shoulder season. Summertime is peak travel time for most destinations, and early Autumn sees a "crush" of wine lovers traveling to California Wine Country [Read more]

Four Reasons to Book a Getaway to The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

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Those images you see in print and television ads for Turks and Caicos aren't doctored (much, anyway). The ocean is that gorgeous turquoise. The sunsets on the west coast are that striking. The beaches are filled with sand that white. And the rum punch is [Read more]