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10 Romantic GetawaysFor Valentine's Day or any other time, take advantage of these romantic resorts and inns in the Western U.S.
California National Parks and Monuments
Information, photos and links for the national parks and monuments in California; information courtesy of the U.S. government - National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.
Chateau Le Moyne Holiday Inn, New OrleansIn a great French Quarter location, this hotel remains one of our favorites, even though the competition is catching up.
Colorado Springs Travel PlannerGuest writer Michelle Peterson offers links and planning tips to this delightful city.
What could be better than a placid houseboat vacation on the shores of Lake Cumberland? Or... a riotous, raucous vacation with water toys. Your choice.
Four Seasons Resort AviaraI'd rather spend two nights in this (expensive) luxury resort than four nights at a resort that costs half as much.
"Girl's Getaway" at The Spa at PinehurstSleeping Around got to spend some time in this gorgeous, pastoral resort known for its elegant accommodations, exquisite golf, and now... its world-class spa.
Gold Strike Hotel and Casino, Tunica, MississippiI was not impressed with this supposedly "luxurious" hotel.
Grand Canyon Travel Planner
Guest writer Boise Matthews gives an overview of the Grand Canyon area and includes some helpful links for trip planning.
Hôtel Le St. James, Montreal
When the megastars and royalty go to Montreal, this is where they stay, with good reason. Photo album included.
Hyatt Regency Orlando AirportThis hotel, in the middle of the airport, is great for transit and families, but not for business travelers.
Hyatt Regency Savannah - A ReviewOak trees dripping with Spanish moss, 22 city squares, balmy spring nights and our room hanging above the river made for a splendid (if way too short) stay at this hotel.
Mardi Gras - New Orleans, Louisiana
Choosing where to stay in New Orleans can be a challenge, but this guide should help.
Marriott Marquis New York
A 2,000 room convention-oriented hotel isn't everyone's ideal, but this popular Times Square property lives up to its rep.
Miami Hotels for Cruisers
Take a look at some of our favorite hotels in the Miami area for pre- and post-cruise stays.
Ocean PointEvery so often, luxury is a requirement, one of those necessities of life in the 21st century. How nice, then, that pampering elegance can be experienced at reasonable cost in a new Miami beachfront resort.
On the Ave Hotel - Mini-Review
A real find on the Upper West Side of New York City; a boutique hotel that's fun, in a great neighborhood, and very reasonably priced.
River Barging Through America
"Homeport Cruising" takes on new meaning as you barge through the rivers of America. Review of the Cajuns and Creoles itinerary and a complete photo album with 119 large photos.
Riverboatin' on The Historic Delta QueenCarol and Ray go slow... no casino, no kids, no t.v. and no phone; no midnight buffet, no pool games, no neon-lit atrium. Is this cruising? No, it's Riverboatin' along the Mighty Mississippi.
Sawgrass Marriott ResortAn amazing resort on 4,800 acres, many lodging options including two-bedroom villas, a children's program, 17 tennis courts and 99 holes of championship golf.
The Gulf of Mexico deposits natural beauties on the sands of barrier islands along Florida's Southwest coast. It's not only great for the kids, but a wonderful retreat for their parents as well.
Sheraton Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Our Dwight Brown goes for some funky elegance in the cobblestoned center of Old San Juan; dining well, playing pool, and watching the ships go in and out of port.
Shopping the SmokiesThe Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina are perfect for shopping, whether for "mountain arts" or outlet bargains.
Sofitel Miami Airport
This four-star hotel is lovely, but falls short for an airport-location stay.
South Beach, Miami, FloridaHip and trendy, SoBe is an adult playground on what has come to be known as America's Riviera.
The Hotel of South Beach - Profile
We loved our stay at this hotel in the Art Deco District of South Beach, Miami.
Three Days in America's Oldest City - St. Augustine, FloridaCarol and Ray spend three days exploring the oldest city, cocooning in a romantic bed and breakfast, eating chocolates and drinking wine. Sounds like a little bit of heaven to us.
Three Fabulous Family Ski TripsSmuggler's Notch in Vermont, Wintergreen in Virginia, and Steamboat Grand Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, provide excellent family ski trips.
Three Family Beach Vacations
Maui, San Diego and South Carolina are included in these elegant, upscale family-friendly vacation ideas.
Treasure Island Resort and CasinoSee why we love this Center Strip hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Visit Winston-Salem, North CarolinaOur romantic team, Ray and Carol, take a road trip through central NC and its burgeoning wine-growing region, finding time for fine dining and plenty of romance along the way.
Watchtide Bed and Breakfast
Jerry Bloom enjoyed his stay at this bucolic inn on the Maine coast.
Willow Valley Resort and Conference CenterLocated near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this retreat is a great starting point for excursions throughout the area. By guest writer Jerry Bloom.
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