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Margaritaville Beach Resort: 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Relaxed Luxury at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort: Relaxed Luxury in South Florida We recently stayed at Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida and loved the relaxed luxury vibe. The property is cool, fun, and still has a new resort feel (it only opened in November 2015). You will feel your troubles melt away as soon as you you enter the casual but functional lobby. […]

Jucy Pacific Grove view

JUCY Campervan: Big Sur California Road Trip

For my latest California road trip—mostly through the Monterey Peninsula and down Big Sur—I experienced the funness of a JUCY campervan. JUCY is a New Zealand company that started operating in California about 5 years ago. JUCY USA currently has three locations: San Francisco (San Leandro), Los Angeles (Lawndale), and Las Vegas. With its eye-catching logo, color scheme, fun layout, […]

Amin Casa: Relaxed Luxury in Palm Springs, California

Amin Casa: Relaxed Luxury in Palm Springs

Amin Casa: Relaxed Luxury in Palm Springs, California During a recent visit to Palm Springs, California, we stayed at Amin Casa and were completely and pleasantly astonished by the magnificent property. Known as the Gloria Swanson Residence (the silent film Hollywood actress owned the property)—and more recently known as Arenas Gardens Hotel—Amin Casa has been impeccably refurbished, modernized, and improved by […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

amazing fish tacos in US: Big Owls Tiki Bar in Grasonville, Maryland.

Amazing Fish Tacos in US

Fish tacos are among my favorite foods. In fact, for my birthday this past August, the only thing I wanted was a lunch of fish tacos from Big Owl Tiki Bar on Chesapeake Bay, which I claim are the most amazing fish tacos in US, outside of California. I could fill several articles with my fish tacos suggestions but, like my […]

things to do in Grapevine Texas: public art in Historic Grapevine downtown Main Street

5 Fun Things to Do in Grapevine Texas

Grapevine Texas has the charm of a smaller town—with an old western frontier vibe—combined with modern cosmopolitan amenities. Grapevine is a favorite destination for conferences, located in North Texas between Dallas and Fort Worth. In fact, a conference is how I discovered Grapevine—specifically the Travel Media Showcase conference this past August. A Grapevine visit is also really […]

8 Great Things to do in Shenandoah Valley: Tuscarora Trail. Eagle Rock Trail

8 Great Things To Do In Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia is an area of astounding natural beauty and amazing history. The Shenandoah Valley is nestled between two mountain ranges—Blue Ridge to the east and Allegheny (Appalachian) mountains to the west—and stretches 200 miles from the Potomac River in the north to the James River in the south. Only in Shenandoah Valley can you visit Skyline […]

amazing BBQ in USA: Ace Biscuit & Barbecue, Charlottesville, Virginia

Amazing BBQ in US

For this article I initially wanted to list amazing BBQ in US dishes, like best ribs and best brisket. After reaching out to some travel friends and receiving their responses, I decided to list amazing BBQ in US places, and sometimes a description of bbq dishes. I am in the mood for a grand road trip: the McCool […]