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The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas
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The Mighty Pen: Hotel Emma, San Antonio Texas

If, as I rolled up to The Hotel Emma, sunken deep into the quilted pillow backseat of a jet black Cadenza, if my mind was centered in that moment on the type of pen that would be waiting for me in the room, I’d have thought, based on the heavy […]

The Best Worst Time For A Mancation
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The Best Worst Time For A Mancation

Kids CDs still arrive at my door, a couple each week. It’s a decidedly slower pace than in my kindie writing heyday but still a significant number when you consider I haven’t properly reviewed an album in years. Right now, there’s a new one sitting atop of a stack of […]

Unexpected Changes of Plan B
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Unexpected Changes of Plan B

The best* pitcher in baseball was cruising with a 3-0 lead in the center circle of a blue and white universe. The K’s were piling up, front-facing and backwards alike, swinging and looking in equal measure, and each of the 41,102 planets in his orbit surely believed that, by the […]

Great Hotels: The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee
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Great Hotels: The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee

When new decides to inhabit old, the result has the potential to be intoxicating thanks to a mix of modern comforts in an ageless setting. The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, with a well-considered through-line through a century of styles, a determination to pay homage to the history of Milwaukee […]

The Perfect California Redwoods Weekend Family Vacation
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The Perfect California Redwoods Weekend Family Vacation

Do you have a family travel bucket list? Of course you do! Even if not formally written down, there are places within the U.S. you long to visit. Places you see when you close your eyes and wish upon a star to be…anywhere else. I bet I can name a […]

Serenity Inside and Out at Vdara Las Vegas
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Serenity Inside and Out at Vdara Las Vegas

I cannot personally vouch for the accommodations at Vdara — although the suites look world class (see below) and the lofts read as a wonderland of vacation bliss — but having spent ample time inside ESPA at Vdara and outside on the open-air patio lounge of Vice Versa, I can […]

The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii — Big Luxury on the Big Island
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The Fairmont Orchid Hawaii — Big Luxury on the Big Island

For those, like us, who’d never been to the Big Island of Hawaii before and who, like us, had a very specific and extremely idyllic flowery vision of what Hawaii would look like upon arrival, the drive from Kona’s outdoor airport to The Fairmount Orchid can be more than a […]

The Aria Resort and Casino — Luxury and Style on the Las Vegas Strip
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The Aria Resort and Casino — Luxury and Style on the Las Vegas Strip

I’d never visited Las Vegas before the summer of 2013, so I don’t know personally of the Strips’ glory days, neither the beloved Rat Pack era (of course) or the decades that followed, when themed casinos dominated Las Vegas Boulevard. There are remnants of that latter period on view today, […]

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