Day trip – Chattanooga

Atlanta is a fantastic home base for visiting great destinations in every direction! I happen to love spending time in Tennessee and with Chattanooga an hour-and-a-half away on an easy drive with interstate or scenic back road options, I’m in. Day trips are great because they don’t have to be planned out in advance, if […]

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Kansas City Cont…

The Plaza is a must see, but it’s just scratching the surface of exploring this town. Don’t miss Westport which seems a bit trendier than it used to be. It is a fantastic area to visit boutiques, restaurants, and bars. It’s known for its night life and bars, many with patios and decks, where live […]

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Meet meet at the Plaza?

No not that one, the one in Kansas City. The Country Club Plaza, aka The Plaza. For several square blocks you step out of the Midwest and directly into Seville, Spain. Sounds odd I know. And it gets better because the Plaza is nestled in the middle of some of the most gorgeous neighborhoods you’ll […]

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Now that I have your attention…

Where have you been sleeping lately? I’m on the road a lot and I’ve had the opportunity recently to stay at both the Hilton and the Marriott’s newest brands targeted at, well hipsters. I’ll just say those of us with hipster kids can better afford it and you’ll find plenty of us encroaching on the […]

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Historic Requa Inn

Sometimes a hotel is just a hotel, and other times you can’t wait to go back. The Historic Requa Inn (pronounced Rek-wah) is located above the Klamath River, just before it enters the Pacific Ocean. This 100+-year-old inn is the perfect spot to make home-base to explore the wilds of Northern California, both ocean side […]

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One Night in Tampa

If you only have one night in this city on the bay, Tampa Bay, book it for Bern’s Steakhouse. Save your pennies to splurge on this well worth the money treat and come hungry… very, very hungry. And I’m serious about having the reservation, probably at least a month out, mine was 3+ months out. […]

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Embrace Winter? Bring it On.

If you can’t beat ‘um, join ‘um right? So, with most of the U.S. thawing from the latest polar vortex, this nomad headed North, to the great Pacific Northwest to be exact.  With flights to Vancouver, British Columbia hovering right around $300, it seemed like a bargain.  Watch the ticket prices and be ready to […]

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Dare to Read

Every couple of year’s some scary statistics will appear on my radar that say things like X% of high school graduates never read another book again or X% of adults read less than one book a year.  And I think, how…. why?  I forget that not everyone’s idea of a perfect afternoon is being lost […]

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The Coastal Redwoods – Day Two

This turned out to be my favorite day for Redwoods – the stretch from Cave Junction, Oregon down to the town of Klamath, California on the Pacific Ocean and the Klamath River.  Next time, I think I’ll spend a week right here. There are hiking trails for all levels, including those only requiring a few […]

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A Night in the Trees

Truly a magical place near the Siskiyou National Forest in the southwest corner of Oregon, the closest town is Cave Junction.  Book a night at the Out ‘n About Treesort and pick from about 15 perches to call your own for the night. Ideally, arrive before dark so you can explore the grounds before you have […]

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