Our recent Maine coastal road trip began in Portland with a two night stay at the Inn at Park Spring. The inn is located in a residential neighborhood & is tucked inside a renovated row house originally built in 1835. When we arrived mid-afternoon, we were greeted by John, the very friendly innkeeper, & a big map – he was […]
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It had been a long day. I had been up for 30 minutes shy of 24 hours & traveling (or mostly just sitting in airports) for 19 of those. As I struggled to pull my suitcase out of the trunk of the cab which had just whisked me across town from the train station, I […]
Remember our trip to Chicago a while back? The one that began a bit adventurous? Luckily, once we finally made it there, there was nothing adventurous about our hotel, the Swissôtel. If you’ve never heard of the Swissôtel, that’s probably because there is only one in the U.S. & three in the Americas (the other […]
There is something special about pulling into the long driveway of a luxury, historic hotel. A feeling that you just know things are going to be different – the service will be a little better, the pillows a little fluffier, the perks a little more unique. This is the feeling you get when you pull […]
Two weeks ago, I guest blogged on Inn the Kitchen about all the fantastic things that the Inn at the Market in Seattle did to make our trip there in 2007 special. Upon further consideration, I decided that since this is one of my favorite hotels, it really deserved a full write up. Before I […]
Long weekends always pose a problem for me. My urge is to jump on a plane right after work on Friday & not come back until midnight on Monday. I know, at the beginning of the year, that I’m going to have a three-day-weekends in January (MLK Day), February (President’s Day), May (Memorial Day), July […]
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