3 Days in Beijing

Michael and Stacie closed their China tour down with 3 days in Beijing. Not Stacie’s favorite city, but sounds like the gateway to some pretty interesting and iconic experiences. Their day at an unrestored portion of The Great Wall alone makes me want to grab my group and go…

Cedar Lakes Estate: Grab your Group and GO!

Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 22nd wedding anniversary with a trip to Cedar Lakes Estates, a rustic romantic retreat in the Hudson River Valley. I had been casting about for what had been concocted in my mind as the ideal getaway. My criteria included: under 2 hours of drive time from NYC, a freestanding unit with a beautiful view, a heady dose of nature, and a fun vibe.  Cedar Lakes Estate checked every box on my list and then some. One day, I’d love to go back with a larger group. Read on to find out why…

A Grand Tour of Cleveland – Cracking through my Hometown Travel Rut

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio.  I carry my midwestern roots proudly and am often asked by New Yorkers I meet: “You’re not from around here right?”  Fine by me.  I try to visit Cleveland when I can, which translates to about once or twice per year.  As time is limited during these visits my first priority is to see family, friends, and dogs of family friends.  What I have neglected to see during these visits is Cleveland and all that this city has to offer.  Well that changed this weekend…

Grab your Group and Enjoy the View

My group and I have been having a grand time exploring Asheville and the surrounding area from our home base on Cold Mountain. I loved everything about this house, but I especially loved the view…