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  • Hudson Valley – The Napa of the East Coast

    I’m driving West on Rt. 44 past beautiful rolling hills in Salisbury and Lakeville on my way to Hudson Valley for a two month stay in Rhinebeck and High Falls. As I cross into New York and...

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  • Experience a Fairytale at WildSpring Guest Habit in Southern Oregon

    Imagine you have just entered a fairytale land with a beautiful canopy of 100 foot trees, rustling ferns, an ocean breeze and the only sounds are the leaves softly blowing in the wind and an occasional owl...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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  • A Sport’s Lovers Paradise in South Lake Tahoe

    Boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, skiing, biking, hiking, ice skating and bar hopping… whatever your passion, Tahoe South (as the locals call it) does it right. All on the shore of the largest alpine lake in North America –...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Monterey, Carmel and the Amazing Big Sur…the Ultimate American Road Trip

    I was afraid this would happen. I’ve been longing to visit the Monterey bay area for what seems like forever. You know how sometimes you read about a place and you just know that you are going...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Romantic Getaway at the Inn on First in Napa

    When you think of Napa Valley, what comes to mind? Images of picturesque rolling hills with miles of vineyards, world class restaurants with food and wine to die for, pampering at exquisite spas, luxurious resorts and quaint...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Expect the Unexpected at the Captain Fairfield Inn and Pomegranate Inn

    Settled in the 1600’s and a long time ship building mecca, the Kennebunkport river banks saw five-masted ships and schooners making their way down the river on their way to the sea. Sea captains built fine mansions,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • A Food and Wine Lover’s Paradise in Seattle

    Sunny, breezy, 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Seriously… am I really in Seattle? This would be my 4th trip to this beautiful city and I kid you not, every time the weather has...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Breathtaking Views of Lake Washington at the Woodmark Hotel

    At first I wasn’t sure what to expect about having to head out of Seattle to hit our next stop at the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington in Kirkland, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Something for Everyone at the Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit

    Ogunquit, Maine aptly named, “beautiful place by the sea” is a special treasure in Maine whose rocky coastline yields few such vast, open places. Ogunquit is essentially a tranquil, small village where you can enjoy the simple...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Yosemite and Tenaya Lodge…Words Just Can’t Express

    And that’s how I truly feel, but being a writer you kind of have to put things into words, don’t you! The beauty of this place is unbelievable – it’s like being on another planet. From awe-inspiring...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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