Category Archives: Lodging

Unusual Lodging

Some people prefer to book stays in chain hotels so they know they can expect a consistent accommodation no matter where in the world they travel. So, they gravitate to  Marriott or Ramada or Hilton. Others seek something different. They are people … Continue reading

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The Free Vacation that Isn’t

Maybe this will sound  familiar……. Years ago we got sucked into buying a time share. It seemed like a great idea at the time. While the home resort was close enough to where we lived to make it an easy … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

My eldest kid always had trouble making decisions. I read the parenting books and when he was two years old, I offered him a choice between two pairs of shoes. When he was three, we upped the ante to a struggle over … Continue reading

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Alternative Vacation Housing

During our recent 2 night stay in New York City we rented an apartment on the West Side just off Central Park West. I wanted a neighborhood that would be close enough to where Graham had his meeting, easy access … Continue reading

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Castle Hotels

I met Graham when I was living in Nashville and the 5.5 hour drive to West Virginia had its landmarks. West of Lexington, in the adjacent horse country town of Versailles, we watched a castle being built! Nestled in the spectacular landscape … Continue reading

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Boston Lodging Gem-The Bertram Inn

Overnight lodging in a major city like Boston can end up being pricey and for travelers trying to maximize their trip budget it is important to find a place to spend the night that offers a safe and comfortable environment … Continue reading

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Hotel Skylar, Syracuse, New York

Built in 1921 as Temple Adath Yeshrun, the building was used by its congregation for over 5 decades, then by a theater group.  Purchased in 2009 by the Hotel Skylar LLC, renovation into a sustainable, green hotel commenced.  During renovation … Continue reading

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