Hotels and Lodging

Dirty Dancing Mountain Lake Lodge

Stay At the Resort Where ‘Dirty Dancing’ was Filmed and Have the Time of Your Life

In 1987, the iconic film, Dirty Dancing, was released and became a surprise box office success. The low-budget film starring Patrick…
Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel

Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel; Two Hidden Gems at Duke University

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotels are two incredible hidden gems at Duke University. I’ve lived in the…

Solo Road Trip 101 – How to Have Fun and Stay Safe

There’s nothing more fun or freeing than hitting the open road for a much-needed change of scenery or excursion. Though traveling…

100 Reasons to Visit The Dillard House

Okay, I’m not really going to list one hundred reasons to visit The Dillard House, but take my word for it, there are at least…

Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of…

What happens when a pug goes on holiday?

Let’s face it, when we choose to travel with our pets sometimes it becomes more about finding a place willing to accept our critters…

Arrowhead Inn B&B – a charming inn in the heart of Durham, NC

Majestic magnolia’s and cheerful flowers welcome me as I arrive at Arrowhead Inn Bed & Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina.…

Is your personal data secure when you travel?

September 23, 2015
Traveling is fun and taking a break to get away from it all is vital to our happiness and health. However, while enjoying vacation,…

Five reasons to select a Select Registry Bed and Breakfast

If you’re a fan of staying at a Bed & Breakfast or if you think you’d like to try one, it’s always important to do your…

Charleston’s John Rutledge House Inn; An elegant B&B, so why did I bring a kid?

The John Rutledge House Inn, 116 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina The John Rutledge House Inn is located in the heart of…

Balsam Mountain; a cabin rental beyond all others

One of my favorite vacations was when the family spent a week in a cabin we rented in the mountains.  The scenery, fresh air, and…

Five things you’ll love about National Harbor

Just south of Washington, DC along the banks of the Potomac River near the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Prince George’s County,…

10 Things families love about Fontana Village Resort

In our modern era of social media, video games, cell phones and 24-7 television, finding a way to take a break from it all and relax…

Seven favorite B&Bs along the I-95 Corridor in Virginia

Seven favorite B&Bs along Virginia’s I-95 Corridor The I-95 Corridor running through Virginia is busy, that goes without…

The Mast Farm Inn; upscale dining and lodging in the North Carolina Mountains

Historic Mast Farm Inn Is it a romantic hide-away? Is it a place to escape day-to-day life? Is it a historic mountain retreat suitable…

How to avoid the biggest pet-travel mistakes this holiday season

November 26, 2013
With the holiday travel season revving up many of us will be looking down at furry, brown-eyed loved ones and considering bringing…

24 Hours in Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is a historic port city along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. Steeped in history ranging from pirate visitors,…

Five things you’ll love about a Bed & Breakfast

August 20, 2013
Hood House in Hood, Virginia Homey, cozy, romantic, charming, quaint… these are only a few adjectives that come to mind when…

Christmas shopping in the land of lost luggage

December 11, 2012
  The Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama is where items left behind on planes, at airports or lost in transit…

Busch Gardens Williamsburg does Halloween right

October 26, 2012
  Each autumn Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia transforms into a scary spectacle certain to frighten even the bravest…

Crooks Lake Lodge – the fly fishing experience of a lifetime

  Birds chirping, water gently lapping and a soft breeze blows as you gaze at the clear blue sky. Have you ever longed to get…

Glamping in Ireland

Okay, maybe I won’t make it back to Ireland this summer, but I’ve got another reason to return. I’ve never gone…
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