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Monthly Archives: December 2016

  • Winter Destinations You Can Afford

    Just because we’re getting well into the winter months now, doesn’t mean you should have to deal with the frigid cold. Actually, it’s totally and completely possible to spend the winter season under the sun, relaxing and working on your tan instead. So go ahead and dig out your swimsuit and flip flops, grab some sunblock, and pack your bags! Here are 10 warm, sunny, and even affordable places to travel to this winter.

  • Get Cozy in Michigan

    Looking to heat up your winter with a cozy snow-bound rendezvous? You’ll want to head to Michigan, which tends to get covered with snow each year. But where you can go to experience that picturesque getaway that isn’t utterly crowded? A little gem of a town about 3-hours North of Detroit called Oscoda, which has access to the

    Corsair Ski Trails and offers 44 miles of groomed trails within the Huron National Forest.

  • Wilmington, North Carolina - Neighborhoods to Watch

    Wilmington, N.C., is a vibrant riverfront city flowing with culture, style, energy, creativity and hospitality. The city’s River District pays tribute to both the past and the future by seamlessly blending its charming historic district with the more modern architecture of the north end, along with shops, cafes and attractions. Here is a look at several of Wilmington’s unique neighborhoods.

  • New York - Where to Stay/What to Eat

    The top luxe locales to visit when traveling to New York City this holiday season.

  • Florida for Snowbirds

    Snowbirds looking to escape the cold, but who prefer a temperate rather than tropical climate, will find the best of both worlds in Santa Rosa County, along Florida’s Panhandle. The destination has a plethora of affordable rental condominiums and homes, and RV campgrounds.

  • San Antonio Christmas Special

    Originally built in 1909, the historical St. Anthony Hotel is a true treasure in San Antonio, TX. The hotel invites guests to spend the holidays in luxury and take in all downtown San Antonio has to offer.

  • Year-End / Year-Beginning Holiday Food in Tokyo, Japan

    Food is central to every holiday celebration, and Japan is no exception. The fresh, seasonal ingredients, precise preparation and the complete visual aesthetic—color, balance and design—of traditional Japanese cuisine represent thousands of years of traditions, stories and symbolism.  But it’s not just traditional Japanese foods that make this country a stand out in the world of gastronomy.  The Japanese are particularly adept at taking foods and traditions from other countries and turning them into something better.

  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party - Filled with Holiday Lights and Music

    In early November I attended the first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  This event occurs a number of times between early November and December.

  • Wallets and Wristlets for Streamlined Style and Travels

    I love any product that minimizes bulk and lightens the load when I’m traveling. Here are four svelte wallet and wristlet designs that are right in step with fashion’s sleeker lines and silhouettes.

  • India: 7 Perfect Road Trip Destinations

    India is a wonderland where one can experience totally different shades of nature, culture and even weather while travelling from place to place and if you choose to travel by road, you have a lot more amazing experiences along the way than you may have while taking a two-hour flight! So if you have a luxury of time, there are some wonderful road trips in India that will make you literally live the saying - ‘the journey is sometimes more beautiful than the destination.’ So here is a list of few such road trips destinations:

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