Hotel Spotlight: The Baccarat Hotel in Manhattan

If you’ve ever booked a hotel in Manhattan, you know the process of deciding where to stay can be a bit overwhelming due to the city’s wide selection and variety of options. Whether you prefer uptown or downtown, a steal or a splurge, a hip boutique or tried-and-true chain, you’re sure to find a hotel perfect for your trip. If, however, what you’re looking for is glamorous luxury in the heart of Midtown, then look no further than the Baccarat Hotel!

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Timeless Train Travel Across Great Britain: My Journey on Belmond's British Pullman

I love seeking out unique travel experiences and this past year I’ve had my eyes on your not-so-typical train journeys. I had never given train travel much thought, but with it being Greg’s favorite way to get around Europe, I was curious what was out there in terms of luxury overnight sleeper cars - a way to take his preferred mode of transportation and turn it into the destination itself. After a little research I was instantly on-board with the idea…

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Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Bachmair Weissach on Bavaria’s Lake Tegernsee

Greg just returned home from a work trip in Bavaria, which I sadly sat out on due to how far along I am in my pregnancy (33 weeks!), so while he was off (briefly) enjoying that beautiful corner of the world, I was reminiscing of our trip to the same region exactly one year ago. It occurred to me that I never shared about our visit to Bavaria’s Lake Tegernsee, and with me going a bit stir crazy thanks to our already slower lifestyle, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share about our trip there - and of course, the unique hotel we called home…

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Hotel Spotlight: Luxury in Banff at Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

I checked into the Fairmont Banff Springs on a Friday afternoon and upon pulling up to its grand entrance immediately understood why it’s nicknamed "The Castle of the Rockies".  Surrounded by majestic mountains and just a short walk from the resort town of Banff, the hotel sits high at 4,600 feet and is more castle than hotel with a stone facade and…

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What To Do in Northwestern Montana in the Summer

If you've followed me for a little while you know that I grew up in Montana and it's my absolute favorite place to be, especially in the summer months when the days are long and the breathtaking scenery is at its peak. Because of my roots and love for Big Sky Country, I am frequently asked for suggestions on where to go and what to do in Montana. With over 147,000 square miles to explore, it can be tough to know where to start, so I'm focusing in on my favorite region…

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5 Tips for Planning Last Minute Trips

Whether it's because you desperately need to hit refresh or a few days in your busy schedule suddenly open up, there may come a time when you get to plan a vacation but are put under the wire to book it. Since the last thing you need is to stress about the cure for your stress, here are a few tips which I’ve picked up along the way that I hope help you plan your next last minute trip…

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The Streets You Shouldn't Miss While Visiting Charleston

I love being able to check new places off my bucket list and that's exactly what I did back in April when Greg and I met up with his parents to visit the oh so charming Southern city of Charleston, South Carolina. Horse-drawn carriages leisurely make their way down picture-perfect cobblestone streets, where colorful antebellum homes and Spanish moss adorned oaks are the rule rather than the exception. Though relatively small in size, Charleston offers…

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Blush For The Holidays

The holiday season is officially upon us with the first weekend of December already come and gone! How did the year fly by so fast?! Like you, my calendar is quickly filling up with holiday parties and events, which begs the infamous question, "What will I wear?". While I love getting dressed up, not all seasonal soirees require glitz and glam, so for the occasions where less is more, I'm reaching for this season's need-now tone... blush. To me, there are few looks more timeless than…

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