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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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Finger Lakes Getaway

We’re back from our annual Labor Day getaway to the Finger Lakes & I think I’ve somehow fallen further in love with this picturesque, incredibly chill region of upstate New York. Our jaunt up to Seneca Lake came right at the perfect time – we really needed a break.   We stayed in a lake […]

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7 Mistakes DC Visitors Make – & How to Avoid Them

We’re wrapping up another summer tourist season here in Washington, D.C. & entering into the second most dreaded time of year: the influx of school groups. I’ve lived in America’s capital for over 10 years now & have firmly planted my roots as a settled Washingtonian (or that’s what my mortgage company tells me). I’ve had […]

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