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Featured Travel Reviews

Westin Riverfront, Beaver Creek, Colorado

Located in Beaver Creek, on Gore River about ten minutes from Vail Village, The Westin Riverfront is a four diamond resort that offers cozy mountain luxury. It’s such a pretty setting, and the way the light hits the place, I kept thinking I was seeing things in...

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Mountain Standard, Vail

Mountain Standard is a relaxed and rustic fine dining restaurant with a creative menu and a wonderful creekside indoor-outdoor atmosphere. Flowers, the water, mountains and bistro lights create the perfect mood, and the food is fantastic. With quality ingredients,...

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The Sebastian – Vail

If you are headed to Vail, Colorado, and looking for luxury accommodations that will offer immediate access to Vail Village right out the front door, check out The Sebastian – Vail. It’s a Timbers Resorts property and the town’s newest boutique...

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Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station is a 150 year old icon, the city’s ground transportation hub, and my favorite Denver landmark. I’m enamored by train travel, and Union Station for train enthusiasts is nirvana. It’s simultaneously glamorous and functional. Formal...

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Four Seasons Denver Hotel

The Four Seasons Denver is located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance to Larimer Square, Union Station and tons of restaurants, shops and activities. It’s ideal for accessing all that downtown Denver has to offer. And if something is a little far...

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Linger, Denver (and Little Man for Dessert)

Linger, in Denver’s Lower Highlands district, is a fabulous place to grab a bite, and it has a fascinating backstory. When you’re done, you can head outside to a 28 ft. milk creamery can for some delicious home made icecream at Little Man.   History...

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RiNo Art District, Denver

One of the wonderful things about Denver is all the distinctly different neighborhoods. It’s a constantly evolving city with new stuff to explore each time I visit. One new-to-me neighborhood I really enjoyed was River North, or RiNo.   Colorful and full of...

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L’Auberge de Sedona

Sedona is one of those places that feels special just by virtue of standing there. Maybe it has to do with all the Vortexes or the collective consciousness there, because every single local I spoke to had a story and every one of them felt reverence for the place....

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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando

If you’re traveling in Orlando, the chances are good you are there for theme parks and Disney. But what about those of us who want to skip all that? Located in the heart of Lake Buena Vista, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is the kind of place you can visit with...

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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

I’ve spent a lot of time in Florida, but never knew about the hidden gem that is Ponte Vedra Inn & Club until recently. I think it is one of the best kept secrets in the state.     Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is located between St. Augustine and...

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Hermosa Inn, Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s Hermosa Inn is one of the most interesting properties I’ve ever visited. Rich with character and history, you feel like you’ve escaped ordinary life the moment you step foot on this gorgeous Paradise Valley property. This distinctly...

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Proof, an American Canteen in Scottsdale

Proof is one of those restaurants that I frequently think back to when I want a great food-memory. Any time a friend is heading to Arizona, I always bring it up. “You have to go here if you are in Scottsdale!”       Proof is located at Four...

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