Cheese curds, fish boils & cherries galore, all in the Door

Often called the “Cape Cod of the Midwest,” this 75-mile long peninsula offers an abundance of outdoor, culinary and cultural activities throughout the year. Surrounded by Green Bay to the west and Lake Michigan to the east, Door County is known as an art colony, housing talented painters and potters who’ve taken up residence in… Read More

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Luxurious landmarks make for spectacular weekend getaways

If you’re planning a trip to Chicago this summer, there are literally hundreds of hotels catering to visitors in this fabulous metropolis. So make a weekend out of it or stay longer. Go see a few plays. Visit the museums. Dine in world-class restaurants. And, oh yeah, shop the Mag Mile. Check out, then check in,… Read More

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Nuevo Vallarta – A Paradise Escape in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

  Having spent a glorious week in Puerto Vallarta last year, I was anxious to explore what was touted to me…as the new Puerto Vallarta. Nuevo Vallarta, just 16 miles north of its more famous sister city, is a beach town in the state of Nayarit. This beautiful destination is filled with sprawling mega-resorts, four… Read More

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Siesta and Long Boat – Florida’s Keys to Luxury

Florida has many keys, but the keys of Sarasota: Siesta and Long Boat on Florida’s Gulf Coast are simply spectacular. Here you’ll find long stretches of white sand beaches and a warmth that nourishes both your body and soul. Hyatt Siesta Key Beach – A Seaside Paradise Awaits You The Hyatt Siesta Key Beach –… Read More

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Lincoln’s Journey-Springfield, IL to Washington, DC Recreated

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President-elect Lincoln’s trip from his hometown of Springfield, Illinois to Washington, DC, The National Park Service will revisit 16 cities where Lincoln stopped

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Old world Spain weaves a spell

Like the setting of a Hemingway novel, Spain is overflowing with vivid colors, cultural treasures and dramatic landscapes. Diverse as it is vast, Spain will envelope your senses, steal your breath. Come along on my 13-day sojourn and discover the indomitable spirit of this magnificent country. My tour traveled from Barcelona to Madrid with stops… Read More

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