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Miracle Springs…a Diamond in the Desert
California / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Miracle Springs…a Diamond in the Desert

Miracle Springs Resort and Spa in Desert Hot Springs was the perfect antidote to my cold and weary bones. This comfy, casual resort exceeded my expectations.

The Newport Mansions: Welcome to the Gilded Age
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Rhode Island / United States

The Newport Mansions: Welcome to the Gilded Age

Back in the day when America’s social history was being made by names like Vanderbilt and Astor, the epicenter of this Gilded Age was Newport, Rhode Island.

Savannah, After Midnight and… All Day
Chronological / Destinations / Georgia / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Savannah, After Midnight and… All Day

Savannah is more than the "garden of good and evil," with its past draped over the city like the Spanish moss that hangs from the canopies of the centuries-old oak trees…

The White Lilac Inn: A Romantic and Peaceful Getaway to the Jersey Shore
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / New Jersey / United States

The White Lilac Inn: A Romantic and Peaceful Getaway to the Jersey Shore

One of the crown jewels of Spring Lake’s Historic Inns, the White Lilac’s 127-year history is as colorful as its décor and surrounding foliage.

Rancho Cortez. . . More than a guest ranch!
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Texas / United States

Rancho Cortez. . . More than a guest ranch!

When taking business trips, we always like to take a few extra days. We decided to venture the Hill Country of Texas, Bandera, "The Cowboy Capital of the World."…

Charleston: High Times in the Queen of the Low Country
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / South Carolina / United States

Charleston: High Times in the Queen of the Low Country

Visiting Charleston, S. C., that grand, sophisticated lady of a city, is like traveling to a foreign country except that you do not have to change your money…

Venerable Grand Hotel Re-Opens On Mobile Bay
Alabama / Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States

Venerable Grand Hotel Re-Opens On Mobile Bay

Set amid a grove of three hundred-year-old live oak trees, pines and magnolias along Mobile Bay, the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort & Spa is a full service family resort, with 405 guest rooms in five buildings on 550 acres.

CAPITAL GAINS: Washington, D.C.
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / United States / Washington / Washington DC

CAPITAL GAINS: Washington, D.C.

"Washington, D.C.," said the late President John F. Kennedy, a Yankee transplant, "is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm."…

Living Life in the Past Lane
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / New York / United States

Living Life in the Past Lane

Houseboating on the Erie Canal is the perfect multi-generation vacation. It turns a fun vacation into a learning adventure. You don’t need your own boat…

A Holiday Gift to Light Up Your Life
Chronological / Destinations / Florida / Hotels & Resorts / United States

A Holiday Gift to Light Up Your Life

St. Augustine’s renowned "Nights of Lights" is a magical memory to every visitor who has experienced the brilliant twinkling lights that illuminate America¬ís Oldest City. For the second year, guests of the Inns of Elegance will receive a holiday gift of an exclusive private ride on the St. Augustine Sightseeing […]