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Blue Ridge Parkway North Carolina

Incredible Fall Foliage Hikes

Kick up leaves, splash through a creek, and take in the views during nature’s most spectacular season, Fall. Fall is one of my favorite…


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Floating Gracefully In A Tricolored Ballet

Floating gracefully in a tricolored ballet of gigantic proportion, soaring high over the North Carolina landscape as the sun sets. The contrasting colors of…


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the epiphany hotel palo alto

Review: Have an Epiphany in Palo Alto

Comfy, modern, trendy, great service, and very eco-friendly, The Epiphany is quintessential Palo Alto. It is easy to see that The Epiphany is geared…

The Ahwahnee

Review: Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park

The Ahwahnee, Yosemite National Park’s four-diamond hotel, feature luxurious accommodations, breathtaking views and exceptional amenities in the heart of the park. This past weekend…

Travel Tips

tips to help you along the journey

Travel Bag Essentials

When it comes to packing, I like to think of myself as a pro packer. And, when it comes to my carry on or…