Haunted Hotel of New Orleans – do you dare?

Haunted Hotel of New Orleans – do you dare?

Haunted Hotel of New Orleans – do you dare?

Haunted Hotel, THE Haunted Hotel situated at 623 Ursulines in New Orleans oldest and most infamous neighborhoods – the French Quarter – just celebrated its centennial birthday.

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Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

Volcano Winery: For the Love of Grapes and Guava

Hawaii – a land steeped in the ancient lore of Pele, a volcano goddess with a passionate and fiery temperament. One legend states that when Pele is angry lava flows from her in great molten streams destroying everything in its path leaving a desolate moonscape waiting to be reborn.

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Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: winery, volcano, and hippie farmers market

Big Island Hawaii Itinerary: winery, volcano, and hippie farmers market

Big Island Hawaii itinerary –  Tucked in a corner of tropical paradise surrounded by hardened black rolling lava fields is Hale Hau’oli’, a towering artistic eco-villa Airbnb with a surreal view of the Kalapana lava flow.  

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Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic Getaways For Couples in the US

Romantic getaways are fabulous to reconnect with the love of your life. They are a way to make Valentine’s Day extend beyond one day. Here are five ideas for small-town romantic getaways to help you start planning a sizzling weekend retreat. 

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Luxury Boutique Hotel in San Antonio: Hotel Gibbs

Luxury Boutique Hotel in San Antonio: Hotel Gibbs

Located in San Antonio, just steps from the Alamo Mission and Riverwalk is the Hotel Gibbs. Built in 1909, this family owned luxurious, art-deco building is one of San Antonio’s first high-rise buildings.

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Holiday Canal du Midi cruise

Holiday Canal du Midi cruise

The Canal du Midi, a silky pale green liquid ribbon that slowly meanders connecting the Mediterranean port city of Sète to Toulouse is one of the most notable and oldest inland waterways of Europe still in use. The lofty dream of engineer Pierre-Paul Riquet to create a direct passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean bypassing the Strait of Gibraltar enabling farmers and producers of wheat, wine, wools, silks, and salt a way to export their goods for trade.

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Canal du Midi Guide: A Must Read For Cruising

Canal du Midi Guide: A Must Read For Cruising

  Cruising the Canal du Midi is a bucket list destination for empty nesters wanting to enjoy the French countryside, sipping wine and eating artisan cheese at a relaxed, unhurried pace, away from crowds. This guide to cruising the Canal du Midi will help you plan your bucket list vacation.

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Lake Charles: casinos, horse racing, and the largest Mardi Gras Museum in the world

Lake Charles: casinos, horse racing, and the largest Mardi Gras Museum in the world

Lake Charles, Southwest Louisiana’s premier destination for luxurious Vegas-style casino resorts. With a Southern welcome, Lake Charles offers its visitors gourmet restaurants, derby race tracks; and something you won’t find in Las Vegas – deep sea fishing and the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu.

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Natchitoches Christmas: Celebrating 92 Years

Natchitoches Christmas: Celebrating 92 Years

Natchitoches (pronounced nack-a-tish), this charming  French Creole town has been celebrating a town-wide epic Christmas festival since 1926. This year, the Southeast Tourism Society named Natchitoches Christmas as one of the top 20 holiday festivals of the year to attend.

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Cooking on the Canal du Midi: Learning the art of French Cuisine

Cooking on the Canal du Midi: Learning the art of French Cuisine

Cooking by the Canal du Midi, which offers hands-on cooking classes, is an entertaining way to learn about and create timelessly classic French cuisine with modern ease. Located in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France, owners David and Heather teach the classes two to three times a week in English. The classes cover a range of culinary topics from basic knife skills to modifying recipes to suit a person’s busy lifestyle or dietary restrictions with a focus on using local, seasonal ingredients – regardless of your location.

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Fall Color Wonderland In Northern Alabama

Fall Color Wonderland In Northern Alabama

Autumn is the season of pumpkins, corn mazes, and stunning fall color. Make time this fall for a romantic weekend getaway to explore Alabama’s picturesque countryside. Generally awash in color from mid-October to mid-November with peak color the last week of October and the first week of November, Alabama has five state parks that are ideal weekend escapes to experience the splendor of fall.

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East Texas Wine Country: Kiepersol Family Estate Vineyard

East Texas Wine Country: Kiepersol Family Estate Vineyard

  Born from the desire to belong to the land and to create a sustainable heritage, Kiepersol Vineyard and Estates in East Texas wine country is much more than just a vineyard – it is a family passion. The sixty-acre estate sits on top of Bullard Salt Dome nestled in the rolling hills of Tyler, Texas just two hours east of Dallas is also home to a distillery, restaurant, and a bed-and-breakfast.

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Puerto Vallarta: Mixing Art, Ecotourism and Craft Beer

Puerto Vallarta: Mixing Art, Ecotourism and Craft Beer

The concept of ecotourism is one that has been around for decades. It is the concept of building responsible cultural and environmental awareness of an area while respecting and preserving the well-being of the inhabitants, both human and animal. Puerto Vallarta does this through art and eco-tours such as swimming with dolphins in the wild. 

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Daiquiri – delicious frozen works of art in Shreveport

Daiquiri – delicious frozen works of art in Shreveport

  Louisiana, this deep Southern state rich in 18th-Century French architecture is known for its charming gentile hospitality mixed with Cajun and Creole heritage and frozen daiquiri cocktails that are works of art. 

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Boutique Hotel, Charm and Hospitality in Old Quebec City

Boutique Hotel, Charm and Hospitality in Old Quebec City

Women In Travel Summit (WITS) is an empowering sisterhood networking event for women in all genres of the travel content creation industry – writers, bloggers, influencers, and brands that help support diversity in travel.  Each year, WITS partners with host destinations throughout North America drawing together some of travel’s most energetic, knowledgeable, and supportive network of women.   This year WITS went international for the first time to the distinctly French (and friendly) Quebec City. Once I learned the destination for the conference, I immediately began scouting places to stay. Hotel Terrasse Dufferin Depending on the length of my stay,

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Galveston: Tall Ships Festival Video

Galveston: Tall Ships Festival Video

Galveston was a bustling seaport delivering food, textile goods, and people from around the world. The Galveston Historical Society brings this seaside city’s rich maritime history to life at the Tall Ships Festival where people can experience sailing nostalgia on board multi-masted schooners.

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An Unexpected Adventure In Quebec City

An Unexpected Adventure In Quebec City

It was a beautiful sunny day in Quebec City, finally, after several days of grey, cold rain the sun was a welcome change on my

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Recharge To Be A Better You – Here’s Some Ideas

Recharge To Be A Better You – Here’s Some Ideas

Relaxation Breaks – You Deserve Them I don’t care who you are or what you do, male or female, young or old –  life can be a challenge. We are pulled

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The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

The Guadalupe River: Escape the Texas Heat

  A Cool Reprieve The Guadalupe River lovingly called “the Guad” by locals of the Lone Star state, winds and meanders its way through Texas Hill Country. It flows past carved out limestone cliffs and mounds of gnarled cypress roots looking like they are dipping their toes in the river as they reach for water. A favorite destination for locals and visitors alike who are trying to escape some of Texas’ sweltering hot summer humidity. Thousands will travel to this cool water mecca over the course of a summer for a day of kayaking, tubing or rafting.

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Foodie Gems of Shreveport, Louisiana

Foodie Gems of Shreveport, Louisiana

Shreveport has been a foodie mecca for diverse regional dishes since its founding in 1836. Shreveportites are infamous for putting their own unique spin on recipes that have been handed down or brought from other countries. This is but a small sampling of delectable morsels you can offer your palate when you visit Shreveport-Bossier City. 

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