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Visiting Napa Wineries While Staying in Provence

When visiting Napa Wineries, Yountville's Maison Fleurie offers Provencal touches. When I was looking for a place to stay near the Napa wineries around Yountville, located in the central Napa Valley, I didn't think I'd be able to find something within our budget. I assumed the small…

Cape Town’s Finest Hotels

Today's post is sponsored by our friends at the Luxury Safari Company. Cape Town is an incredible destination and one that many people return to again and again. It is just an easy direct flight from London, and since there’s no time difference and no…

Charleston: The New This Trip

Whenever I visit Charleston, there are some things I look forward to doing again and again, and invariably a long list of new things to try.  For my short visit this week with an old friend and my husband here are the new-to-me things I…

Casa Natalia: Ship, Shore, on the way to Reality Stop

Stopping at a more than charming inn for a short San Jose del Cabo vacation following our Sea of Cortez Un-Cruise In some ways, travel is a lot like love. From Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem In Memoriam:27, 1850: I hold it true, whate'er befall; I…
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Beaumont: My Old Kentucky Inn

I didn't know it would take over 20 years, but I always knew I'd go back to The Beaumont Inn in Kentucky. When I think the quintessential Kentucky inn, I think of its uncloying Southern hospitality. I think of its yellow legged fried chicken served with ham…

Train to Slovakia: Trencin, Magic Shoes and Hotel Elizabeth

For several possible reasons, one of my favorite stops on a recent trip with Eurail Travel was Trencin, Slovakia. It might have been the shoes. Like a seasoned shoe fitting engineer/fairy, with a certain no-negation allowed confidence, my new friend, Jill, said, "I can fit…

Visit Aspen On A Budget | Colorado Travel Tips

You can visit the stars' favorite winter vacation spot, even without a celebrity salary You might think a visit to Aspen is outside your budget – but that just isn’t true. There are ways to visit the celebrity-spotted ski town without dipping into your 401K.…