Category: Lodging

Hotel Review: Ibis Milano Centro in Milan

The What to do in Milan post isn’t ready yet, so I will begin with where we stayed and then give you the scoop on Italy’s second largest city soon. After our two days in Italy, I’m glad we went there, even if getting there was a major struggle. When we decided where to stay

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Hotel Review: Gasthof Butz in Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Visiting Rothenburg ob der Tauber last October was like time travel, but the guesthouse that Doug and I stayed in had all the modern conveniences. Gasthof Butz was set in a wonderful central location just one alley away from the Marktplatz, or Rotheburg ob der Tauber main square. Location Gasthof Butz is situated in a

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Hotel Review: Alt-Ringlein in Bamberg, Germany

Hotel Alt Ringlein in Bamberg

Of the two hotels we booked in Germany, Alt-Ringlein was my favorite. It was old and picturesque with heavy dark beams lining the ceilings and halls. We took a tiny elevator and then twisted and turned down at least 3 hallways before we arrived at our room. Our circuitous route made it clear that we

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Hotel Review: NYX Hotel in Prague

In the beginning stages of planning my recent Europe trip, deciding where we would physically be on which dates was somewhat stressful. Once everything clicked into place, however, it was easy to fill in the blanks, beginning with Prague. We flew into Czechia and kicked our trip off in style at the NYX Hotel Prague.

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California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

California is known for its diverse terrain, including arid deserts, lush forests, and fine beaches. Here are some of California’s best beach towns, from north to south. You’ll find a couple of the characteristics that set each town apart as well as hotel recommendations for when you plan your trip.  The rest of this post

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Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Each year, my husband and I travel for our anniversary. It’s more fun and exciting than giving material gifts—travel and experience are more meaningful. Sometimes it’s an epic trip like Europe (2012 and 2016), but other times it’s a weekend getaway (Tijuana 2017). This year, we pulled up the old Southwest Destination Finder and booked

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Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Funny story: today I was using the Southwest Destination Finder to look up how far my Rapid Rewards miles would get me, and thinking about getting my pale booty down to Cabo San Lucas this summer. I’d abandoned my search to do some housework when my friend texted me, asking for recommendations on where to

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StayPineapple at Hotel Rose Review

Approaching Hotel Rose, you know you are getting into something special. The exterior is fresh and exciting, and the neon “Hotel Rose” sign by the lobby door sets the stage for a quirky, fresh experience. Each interaction with the front desk (check in, questions, check out) was met with cheerful professionalism. Read on of a

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Fill a Weekend in Portland OR

Portland is a nice-sized city, perfect for a weekend getaway. I have been to Portland just four times, but I feel good about recommending things to do, where to eat, and places to stay. Simply put, every time I go to Portland I have an incredible time… so if you follow my lead, you will too. Read on

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