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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 […]

Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz
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Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

Internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei blends art and activism in his thought-provoking new exhibit created for, and located on, Alcatraz Island, both inside and out of the famed American prison. The one-time home to Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Doc Barker and more of America’s most notorious criminals is, through […]

The Donuts and Doughnuts of Portland Oregon
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The Donuts and Doughnuts of Portland Oregon

I have a complicated relationship with donuts. And by complicated, I mean abusive. For example, I never knew chocolate frosted cake donuts could, legally, file a restraining order. Listen, I’ve never had a sip of alcohol — not a single beer — and I’ve never smoked a cigarette. I’m also […]

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, […]

American Family Adventure: The Yellow Ferry San Francisco Houseboat Rental on VRBO
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American Family Adventure: The Yellow Ferry San Francisco Houseboat Rental on VRBO

A wise man once said, “you haven’t lived until you’ve lived on a houseboat.” Okay, I have no idea if anyone, wise or otherwise, ever said that. But some wise fella should’ve. I know that Conor Oberst once sang, “We should move to Sausalito Living’s easy on a house boat […]

American Family Adventures: San Francisco With Kids In 48 Hours
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American Family Adventures: San Francisco With Kids In 48 Hours

Let’s start here. Avoid the $30 parking fees and the tourist spots of Fisherman’s Wharf and The Ferry Building like the plague. Can you deal with that? Can you handle saying ‘no’ when people back home ask you if you went to Fisherman’s Wharf? And they WILL ask. Listen, nobody […]

American Family Adventures: Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND California Review
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American Family Adventures: Kids’ New Year’s Eve at LEGOLAND California Review

Sure, Disney is nice, and is probably still the glittery gem of Southern California family travel destinations, but there’s a red ruby brick located about an hour south that deserves its own place in your future vacation construction. And there’s no time better to visit LEGOLAND California than on New […]

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