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Check-In: The Ballard Inn & Gathering Table, Santa Ynez Valley

With 50 hotels and B&B’s in the Santa Ynez Valley, finding a place to stay in wine country is easy to uncork. However, not all hotels and B&B’s are created equally. During our visit to the Santa Ynez Valley to sip our way through wine country, we spent a few nights at the Ballard Inn …

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Check-In: Westin Nanea, Maui, Hawaii

In-Depth Review of the Luxury All-Villa – Family Friendly – Beach Resort in Maui The Westin Nanea Villas is one of the newest hotels in Maui, and definitely takes its accommodations to an elevated experience for guests. Named after the Hawaiian word for “tranquil”, the Nanea definitely was designed to try and provide a sense …

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Check-In: Hotel review of the Great Wolf Lodge in Colorado Springs

Great Wolf Lodge Defines “Great” for Kids If you find yourself in Colorado Springs needing a place to stay my favorites are The Broadmoor, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, and the Great Wolf Lodge. Each of these resorts offer amazing experiences, ones you may end up not wanting to leave the resort, but you should given all …

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Check-In: Residence Inn Breckenridge, Colorado

The Residence Inn in Breckenridge, Colorado is one of first new hotels in Breckenridge in several years. And, a much needed addition to support the growing number of visitors heading to the popular Colorado ski town. Even in just its first few weeks, the hotel is booked and buzzing with guests. I was invited to …

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Colorado’s Diverse Winter Accommodations

Colorado is synonymous with winter. In fact, the state is one of the top winter destinations in the world, but it’s not just a winter snow skiing and boarding destination. Across the state, hotels, lodges, ranches and even yurts have elevated their offerings to appease guests and create an unforgettable winter vacation, many of which …

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Check-In: The Grand Lodge in Crested Butte, Colorado

The Grand Lodge in Crested Butte is Value Luxury at its Finest On a trip to Crested Butte, Colorado last week my family and I spent a few nights at The Grand Lodge. Have you stayed at this hotel in Crested Butte before? What was your experience? Keep reading for our impressions — and plenty …

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Check-in: Hotel Prince De Galles in Menton, France

On our recent visit to the the French Riviera, we visited the town of Menton and stayed at Hotel Prince De Galles much to the thanks of the reviews on TripAdvisor and ratings on American Express Travel – two of my go-to resources when booking hotels. There were a few things the reviews didn’t share though, …

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Check-In: Sand Castle Inn Seaside CA

The few motels I’ve stayed in have not been somewhere I could shower without wearing flip-flops. Think Spring Break, college, $25 and five people sharing a room. I’m past that stage in my life…and prefer to stay in higher-end places. With that said, on a recent press trip to Monterey County in California we stayed …

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