One of the first decisions we made after booking our Viking River Cruise trip was to fly into Budapest, our embarkation city, the day before to give us a chance to stretch our legs & explore a city that has long been on our travel bucket list. While there are many places to stay in Hungary’s capital, the Aria Hotel […]
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We normally head to the Finger Lakes region of New York for Labor Day weekend, but unfortunately this year our schedules didn’t allow us to take that much time off of work. B & I wanted to continue our tradition of doing a combo hiking-relaxing weekend, so we headed two hours south of D.C. to Shenandoah […]
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 […]
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 […]
When I called my travel agent friend, Jonathan Epstein of the fabulous Celebrate Experiences, to ask him for advice on where to stay for our first trip to London, it didn’t surprise me that the hotel he sent me to was both luxurious & Irish-owned. The Kensington Hotel is located in one of the poshest […]
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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