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Nashville Destination Guide

  My son recently graduated from college and although I’m thrilled to be finished with those tuition bills, and thrilled that he’s now a working professional, I’m sad about one thing. The fact that I no longer have an excuse to visit Nashville. Four years ago, Nashville was a new to me town. But within those first few visits, I fell absolutely in love with it! And I watched the city, and particularly the food scene, change dramatically in those…

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New Orleans: Where to stay, what to do

New Orleans is one of those iconic U.S. cities that I forget to put on my to do list. I’ve only been a handful of times but there’s always something new to discover in this city of classic cocktails and cajun cuisine. On my last trip there, I discovered two incredibly fabulous historic New Orleans hotels that you really should check out. And if you’re looking for a diversion from traditional Orleans-style food, you’ll want to hear about three chefs…

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Celebrate the Holidays in Phoenix at the Hermosa Inn with Hot Toddies & S’mores

Scottsdale Hermosa Inn

Celebrating the holiday season is a magical time of year at The Hermosa Inn in Scottsdale, and for guests who want an authentic Arizona experience during the holidays, this AAA Four Diamond boutique property is offering its Hermosa Holidays Getaway with rates beginning at just $199.* Available November 17 – December 30, 2017, the Hermosa Holidays Getaway includes: Overnight accommodations in one of 43 luxury casitas Two signature, seasonal cocktails upon check-in Fireside s’mores for two Complimentary cider and house made…

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Phoenix Hermosa Inn Celebrates Fall with Autumn Arts Adventure

Check into the award-winning, historic Hermosa Inn in Phoenix and check out the area’s best museums and attractions with the Autumn Arts Adventure package with rates beginning at $287 per night.*     Available beginning October 1 through November 17, 2017, the Autumn Arts Adventure includes: Overnight accommodations in one of 43 luxury casitas Two seasonal, signature cocktails upon check-in $25 food & beverage credit per night Two tickets daily to one of the Valley’s best museums and attractions, including: Scottsdale…

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3 Perfect Days on Whidbey Island: Empty nest romantic getaways

Now that the kids are out of the house, my husband and I are always looking for easy weekend escapes and romantic getaways where we can totally unplug and relax. I haven’t spent much time in the Pacific Northwest, save for a quick trip to Seattle, so when I had the recent opportunity to explore Whidbey Island in Puget Sound for a romantic weekend getaway, I was excited to see what the region had to offer. Getting there is a…

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His and Her Weekend Getaway: “Free Yourself” in Tucson

  My husband and I love to travel together but as you can imagine, we both have very different ideas about what we want to do on vacation. I like to enjoy culinary adventures, meet chefs and take cooking classes. He likes to play golf. And nap. So I’ve found the perfect destination, Tucson, a place where we’re both free to do what we want. For her: It may not be on your radar screen as a foodie paradise, but…

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