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Travel, United States

Old Edwards Inn and Spa in Highlands, North Carolina Review

From the moment you arrive at Old Edwards Inn and Spa – greeted with a glass of champagne, no less – you’ll know that you are in for a luxurious couple of days, with spoils that extend from the hotel’s AAA Four Diamond food and drink program to its awarding winning spa and posh accommodations (seriously, I never slept on linens so comfortable). It’s why the Old Edwards Inn and Spa (445…

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Travel, United States

A Guide to the Top St Simons Island Restaurants

This St Simons Island Restaurants Guide is my delicious and humorous account of eating and drinking my way through the island over a long weekend. Feel free to spread this guide over a week-long vacation if you have the time.     Day 1 2:43 pm Annoyed. I’m running late for the welcome reception at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort on St Simons Island, Georgia, racing the clock to…

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Hipmunk CityLove, Travel, United States

Where to Stay in New York City – Best Neighborhood Hotels

I made the mistake of staying in Times Square just once. It was overly crowded with tourists pushing back and forth, annoying “comedians” trying to sell tickets to shows, and an obnoxious sense of chaos. And no, I don’t want to buy your knock-off purses or sunglasses! Plus, there’s hardly any good food with the likes of Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and other chain restaurants occupying the brightly lit storefronts. Times Square is…

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Travel, United States

15 Tips for Visiting New York City with a Baby

My very popular (and helpful) post on visiting New York City with a baby has been revised as of August 2018. It’s filled with even more tips on how to navigate the Big Apple for a fun and safe family vacation. I know what you’re thinking. Visiting New York City with a baby sounds more than a little cray-cray. I understand where you’re coming from – hordes of people, the subway, tiny…

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Europe, Travel, Wine

Visiting the Vienna Wine Gardens

Visiting the Vienna wine gardens, located in the Vienna Woods, can seem daunting to first-time visitors, as the Vienna Woods aren’t exactly central to the tourist path. Thus, many newbies tend to skip them. This is a huge mistake! Much like beer plays an integral part in Munich’s culture, wine plays a major role in Vienna’s culture. In fact, Vienna is the only major metropolitan city in the world to boast 1,700 acres…

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Craft Beer Travel, Travel, United States

72 Hours in Milwaukee – A Milwaukee Food Guide

This Milwaukee Food Guide is my first-hand account of devouring my way through the original Beer City USA over a long weekend. Feel free to condense the schedule if you must, but Milwaukee is definitely deserving of three full days. From an exploding craft beer scene to old-school working-class bars, supper clubs, and brat houses, you won’t go home sober or hungry!     Milwaukee Food Guide Day 1 1:15 pm –…

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Caribbean, Travel

The Best Adults Only Resorts in Aruba

Updated for 2018 with a new addition!!! I strive to keep my content current by constantly refreshing articles, like this guide to the best adults only resorts in Aruba revised after a recent trip to Aruba.  You’re poolside in Aruba – the vacation you’ve been dreaming about for years. You have a boat drink in one hand, an e-reader in the other, and a glimpse of the ocean over the tips of your…

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Beer Flights, Craft Beer Travel, Travel, United States

Beer Flights – Pizza Port Brewing Carlsbad Beer Review

Of the breweries on my itinerary for Carlsbad, California, I was most excited to visit Pizza Port Brewing. With the company’s 90-plus Great American Beer Festival medals coupled with the fact that Pizza Port Brewery is not widely distributed on the East Coast, you can easily understand why. Pizza Port Brewing traces its roots back to 1987 when brother and sister team Gina and Vince Marsaglia purchased a struggling pizza parlor in…

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Travel, United States

48 Hours in Carlsbad, California

Day 1 – 48 Hours in Carlsbad 10:38 am Who schedules a 45 minute layover in LAX? This guy. My flight arrived 15 minutes early but ground control held us for a half hour. I now have 24 minutes to change terminals. I hit the ground running, praying that I make my flight given the wait for the shuttle bus. There goes any notion of grabbing lunch to bring on the plane….

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Charlotte, Travel, United States

How to Plan a Charlotte Winery Crawl

This story is sponsored by Charlotte Limo, which offers smart, fun, and safe choices for exploring Charlotte area wineries. Please note that I’ve been to and approve of each destination mentioned below. A winery experience is something that soothes the senses. In the age of hustle and bustle, it’s nice to be able to sit back and relax in a low key environment with a glass of your favorite vintage in hand….

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