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Top 10 Travel Guide to Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Top 10 Travel Guide to Upstate New York's Finger Lakes Region

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 11, 2016

The Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York boasts so many things to do, it's hard to know where to begin. I'd imagine most guides might start with wine, so I'll start with what I love about this region the ...

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The Vestry @ the Chapel in San Francisco, for Elegant Simple Fare & A+ Music

The Vestry @ the Chapel in San Francisco, for Elegant Simple Fare & A+ Music

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 25, 2016

While it appears that all my music friends know of The Vestry and the adjoining Chapel in San Francisco's Mission District, I had never been. The Vestry is on the left and is a casual eatery that serves simple but ...

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Pompie’s Place NYC Pop-Up, for 1930th’s Out-on-the-Town Energy

Pompie's Place NYC Pop-Up, for 1930th's Out-on-the-Town Energy

by Daniel Asa Rose on Aug 09, 2016

From the outside, it looked like any ordinary Second Avenue club. Of course, the raves from The New York Times in the windows betokened otherwise. And the tough guy out front looked, auspiciously, like he might be called Max. So we went ...

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3 Off-the-Beaten Path Theater Acts in San Francisco

3 Off-the-Beaten Path Theater Acts in San Francisco

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 03, 2016

If you'er a music lover, you'll want to take note of three theaters doing some creative work in San Francisco. I'm a huge fan of Broadway, jazzy tunes and Cabaret and while New York might "own" that world, it doesn't ...

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Eat Your Way Through Canada’s Longest Running Market in Toronto

Eat Your Way Through Canada's Longest Running Market in Toronto

by Jim Bamboulis on Aug 01, 2016

Frankly, if you love outdoor markets where you can pick up fresh, delicious food then #UnionSummer should be one of your top Toronto destinations this summer.   Photo courtesy: Jason Gordon for Toronto Union  Located at the foot of the city in front of Union ...

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North America

Head to Newport’s Retreat at Castle Hill For Upscale Pampering

Head to Newport's Retreat at Castle Hill For Upscale Pampering

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 25, 2016

Set in a landmark Victorian mansion on 40 acres of waterfront, Newport's Castle Inn ...

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Newport Rhode Island

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Newport Rhode Island

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 24, 2016

Newport Rhode Island was a place I hung my hat on many a' weekend ...

Europe

Prague’s Kampa Park Along the River For That Romantic Night Out

Prague's Kampa Park Along the River For That Romantic Night Out

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 25, 2016

Ahhh yes, Prague. Breathe it all in as the sun shines on your face ...

Pure Radiance and More at the Four Seasons’ Ava Spa in Prague

Pure Radiance and More at the Four Seasons' Ava Spa in Prague

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 22, 2016

Set in a historic neo-Classical building overlooking Prague Castle, the AVA Spa at Four ...

Lodging

Head to Newport’s Retreat at Castle Hill For Upscale Pampering

Head to Newport's Retreat at Castle Hill For Upscale Pampering

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 25, 2016

Set in a landmark Victorian mansion on 40 acres of waterfront, Newport's Castle Inn is 1.3 miles from Brenton Point State Park and boasts breathtaking views of the ocean on all sides. What's nice is that the property is on ...

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The Wellington Resort, an Ideal Newport Stay for Families

The Wellington Resort, an Ideal Newport Stay for Families

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 22, 2016

Meet the Wellington Resort, an ideal family resort stay in the heart of Newport, Rhode Island. This harborfront all-suite resort is a five minute walk from King Park and and less than a ten minute walk to the main port ...

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Follansbee Inn on New Hampshire’s Kezar Lake, a Natural Wonderland For Family Travel

Follansbee Inn on New Hampshire's Kezar Lake, a Natural Wonderland For Family Travel

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 19, 2016

This past August, we went on a Lakes District tour of New Hampshire with two kids in tow. Let's be honest, it's not easy to find the perfect lodge with so many amenities that caters to kids, even in New ...

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Breathtaking Lake Seneca Views @ The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

Breathtaking Lake Seneca Views @ The Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 16, 2016

Returning to the Finger Lakes brought me back in time to my first visit twenty years prior, when B&B's were largely the order of the day and while the wine route was most definitely a draw, it wasn't as heavily ...

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New Hampshire Stay: The Authentic & Historical Fitzwilliam Inn

New Hampshire Stay: The Authentic & Historical Fitzwilliam Inn

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 11, 2016

Hey New England lovers, here's a new gem of a stay in the heart of historical town Fitzwilliam New Hampshire, a great stop over if you're making your way north to either the Lakes District or the White Mountains. An anchor ...

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Arts

The Majestic-ness of India’s Aina Mahal

The Majestic-ness of India's Aina Mahal

by Puneet Sidhu on Sep 19, 2016

For a man of his artistic genius and versatility to nearly fade from the ...

Top 10 Travel Guide to Upstate New York’s Finger Lakes Region

Top 10 Travel Guide to Upstate New York's Finger Lakes Region

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 11, 2016

The Finger Lakes Region in Upstate New York boasts so many things to do, ...

Food/Wine

Prague’s Kampa Park Along the River For That Romantic Night Out

Prague's Kampa Park Along the River For That Romantic Night Out

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 25, 2016

Ahhh yes, Prague. Breathe it all in as the sun shines on your face ...

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Newport Rhode Island

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Newport Rhode Island

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 24, 2016

Newport Rhode Island was a place I hung my hat on many a' weekend ...

Asia

The Majestic-ness of India’s Aina Mahal

The Majestic-ness of India's Aina Mahal

by Puneet Sidhu on Sep 19, 2016

For a man of his artistic genius and versatility to nearly fade from the ...

2 Gems in Asia To Escape Those First World Stresses

2 Gems in Asia To Escape Those First World Stresses

by Robert Schrader on Sep 03, 2016

To escape those modern first world stresses and for digital nomads, choosing the next destination ...

Pacific

Fun Factoids & Quirky Things About Australia’s Marsupials

Fun Factoids & Quirky Things About Australia’s Marsupials

by Carol Rolnick on Sep 15, 2016

Wild Koala in Kennett River, Victoria, Australia. Australia holds many distinctions from other countries: for ...

5 Major Australian Port Cities on the Great Barrier Reef

5 Major Australian Port Cities on the Great Barrier Reef

by Jonny Scott Blair on Aug 21, 2016

One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, and certainly a bucket list ...

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Aetrex Shoes, Where You Can Feel the Difference in Every Step

Aetrex Shoes, Where You Can Feel the Difference in Every Step

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 19, 2016

Meet the ever so comfortable Aetrex Shoes, where you can literally feel the difference in every step. We wore a few pairs of their sandals frequently out on a recent trip back east, putting them to the test on the ...

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Acer’s XB270HU: More Clarity & Responsiveness For Those Travel Photos

Acer's XB270HU: More Clarity & Responsiveness For Those Travel Photos

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 14, 2016

Since we're planning on expanding our technology coverage on the site in the upcoming months, from mobile and gear to laptops, cameras and more, I thought I'd get a sense of what's happening on the monitor scene lately as there ...

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HumanCharger Aims to Keep Jet Leg Away!

HumanCharger Aims to Keep Jet Leg Away!

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 05, 2016

Isn't it true that we tend to feel better when we spend time in a sunny environment. Sunshine gives us Vitamin D and C and boosts our energy levels, lifts our moods and helps us perform at our best. That ...

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Sterling Forever Statement Jewelry: Where Diversity Meets Fun!

Sterling Forever Statement Jewelry: Where Diversity Meets Fun!

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 31, 2016

I recently discovered a wonderful sterling silver jewelry line that offers a variety of fun and diverse pieces, from statement chokers and elegant necklaces to bracelets, earrings and rings. What's unique about these guys is their diverse offerings - you'd ...

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Slik’n Skin Technology For More Youthful Looking Skin!

Slik'n Skin Technology For More Youthful Looking Skin!

by Renee Blodgett on Aug 27, 2016

Every time you have a facial, you might find yourself wishing you had one of those anti-aging machines they use on your skin to get a smoother, less creased look, particularly around your eyes and mouth area. A void in professional, ...

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South America

5 Destinations for a L’il Sauce & Fun!

5 Destinations for a L'il Sauce & Fun!

by Robert Schrader on Jun 29, 2016

When you think of special events, the event is typically the most “special” part. ...

You’ll Love Medellín’s Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

You'll Love Medellín's Charlee Hotel for its EcoFriendly & Hip Design

by Megan McDonough on May 24, 2016

Medellín is one of Latin America’s most progressive and innovative cities so, of course, I wanted ...

Central America

What You Can See Cruising Around America!

What You Can See Cruising Around America!

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Aug 09, 2016

Going on a cruise is a fantastic way to see the world; though you’re ...

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica’s Natural Beauty

A Visual Wonder of Costa Rica's Natural Beauty

by Robert Schrader on Jun 05, 2016

I came to the Costa Rica party late. Costa Rica, as I saw it, ...

Africa

Celebrating Rhinos This Month….

Celebrating Rhinos This Month....

by Rich Laburn on Sep 24, 2016

World Rhino Day is in September every year, September 22 to be exact. Initiated in ...

10 Quirky Things You Might Not Have Known About Giraffes

10 Quirky Things You Might Not Have Known About Giraffes

by Rich Laburn on Sep 23, 2016

 Let's face it -- I have had a love and fascination for giraffes. I ...

Green

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

Book Your Flights the Green Way Through This Useful App

by Jessica Festa on Mar 04, 2016

Photo: Bill Williams/Unsplash; Edited: Epicure & Culture Though Simon Smedberg may have saved 50 dollars ...

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Oct 01, 2015

  I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was ...

 

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Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

Culturally Vibrant Brooklyn: Walk, Eat, Stay

by Renee Blodgett on May 17, 2016

It's ironic that so many things come full circle in ...

An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

The truth is, I used to reflect about Mother's Day ...

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An Applause for Mother’s Around the World

An Applause for Mother's Around the World

by Renee Blodgett on May 08, 2016

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