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The Morgan Library

Tucked into the quiet corner of 36th & Madison is a beautiful stonework building & a relatively nondescript brownstone with a big secret. Inside is the soaring, opulent, private library of financier of J.P. Morgan. The Morgan Library & Museum is filled with his historic collection of books & manuscripts – the building is simply magnificent. […]

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Hotel Review: The Renwick Hotel

 An Update! I recently stayed again at The Renwick, while in NYC one night on a business strip. I am happy to report that many of the staff issues mentioned in my original post have been taken care of – everyone was welcoming & friendly. My colleague & I stayed in a 15th floor room […]

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Hotel Review: Saddlebrook Resort

Growing up in the middle of the orange groves northwest of Tampa, I was always intrigued by a seemingly magical place, hidden behind lush landscaping – an oasis in the middle of, well, nothing. Turns out there was some magic going on behind those Saddlebrook gates – at the time, tennis star Pete Sampras was […]

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Christmas at the White House

Earlier this week, we were fortunate enough to be invited to tour the White House. A good friend is a reporter in the White House Press Corp & each year members of the media are able to tour the White House all decked out for the holidays with their friends & family. This is the fourth […]

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Hotel Review: the Greenbrier

When B told me he was attending a conference at the historic Greenbrier Resort, I jumped at the chance to experience a stay at this American icon. Now perhaps best known for serving as the chosen relocation site for Congress in the event of a nuclear attack on Washington during the Cold War, this sprawling property […]

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Hiking in Gorgeous Treman State Park

Robert H. Treman State Park in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York is positively gorge-ous (pun intended). The park’s moderately challenging 5 mile round trip hike takes you through the gorge & up to the top of the gorge rim. One of the highlights of the hike is the natural swimming hole – complete […]

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