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McCool Travel: fun reasons to drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata

5 Fun Reasons to Drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata

It was not hard to find fun reasons to drive the Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible. After working with DriveShop to test drive the Mazda CX-3 in July, I requested a convertible for October, hoping it would coincide with fantastic Virginia fall foliage. A brand new Mazda MX-5 Miata was loaned to me for a week so that I could test drive it and share my […]

McCool Travel interview with Context Travel: founders Lani Bevacqua and Paul Bennett

5 Minutes With Context Travel

For McCool Travel’s 121st travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Lani Bevacqua and Paul Bennett the founders of Context Travel. I recently saw an interview with them in Forbes and thought it would be cool to interview them myself. They said Yes! Context Travel‘s bio: Context Travel: Paul Bennett and Lani Bevacqua Hometown… We are currently based in Philadelphia, where we own […]

McCool Travel: keep your new year's resolutions at Canaan Valley Resort

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions at Canaan Valley Resort

It is easy to make new year’s resolutions but often difficult to keep your new year’s resolutions. With a number of winter activities to experience, therapeutic facilities to enjoy, and variety of food options to sample, Canaan Valley Resort struck me as a most convenient place to keep your new year’s resolutions. That realization struck me this past weekend—the first weekend […]

McCool Travel interview with Power Couple Life: Tiana and Shannon Harris

5 Minutes With Power Couple Life

For McCool Travel’s 120th travel profile, I am happy to introduce you to Tiana and Shannon Harris of Power Couple Life. In addition to their website and social media accounts, they run an amazing Facebook group called Let There Be Travel, which has over 10,000 members. Power Couple Life‘s bio: Power Couple Life: Tiana and Shannon Harris Hometown… Tiana was born and raised in […]

McCool Travel interview with Tiffany Dowd, Luxe Tiffany

5 Minutes With Tiffany Dowd

For McCool Travel’s 119th travel profile, I am happy to present Tiffany Dowd of Luxe Tiffany. Tiffany Dowd and her online persona @LuxeTiffany are among the most influential names in Luxury Travel. I was happy to learn that we both are USC graduates (Fight On!), just a couple of years apart (yeah, right?). I also included Tiffany on my recent list of […]

things to do in Richmond Virginia: Museum of Fine Arts

8 Great Things To Do in Richmond Virginia

Great things to do in Richmond Virginia include historic, nature, fun, food/drink, and other activities. Richmond, Virginia is steeped in American history but today is blossoming as an adventure and foodie destination. Traditionally known as the capital of the US South (including the capital of the Confederate States during the 1860s), Richmond is also the hometown of Arthur Ashe, […]

luxury travel bloggers to follow

6 Sensational Luxury Travel Bloggers to Follow

I am by no means a luxury travel expert. Sure, I have dabbled a bit with luxury travel but I am strictly an amateur. Many amazing luxury travel bloggers inspire me and here are a few. I have included links to their websites and social media channels so that you can follow them. Luxury Travel Bloggers to Follow Luxe […]

Kristin Luna, Camels & Chocolate

5 Minutes With Kristin Luna

For McCool Travel’s 118th travel profile, I am happy to present Kristin Luna of Camels & Chocolate. I have known Kristin for years on Facebook and Twitter. I knew she writes very compelling travel articles and takes magnificent travel photos, but I did not know that she … Well, I will let you read on to learn more about Kristin […]

places to eat in Gettysburg: Dobbin House Tavern

5 Fantastic Places to Eat in Gettysburg

5 Fantastic Places to Eat in Gettysburg Pennsylvania produces the 4th largest apple crop in the US and Adams County is the top apple producer in the state (Gettysburg is the county seat of Adams County). The farms in and surrounding Gettysburg, though, produce much more than apples. Leveraging local produce and products, Gettysburg chefs create the freshest […]