If you've spent any time in Vietnam, you know that the country's major cities can feel hectic, with motorbikes darting everywhere, crowds navigating the markets, and plenty of activity in the streets. While I love the energy of the city, sometimes you ...

 

Mai Chau Lodge: A Scenic Retreat in Northern Vietnam and more...



Mai Chau Lodge: A Scenic Retreat in Northern Vietnam

Mai Chau Lodge, Vietnam

Mai Chau Lodge

If you’ve spent any time in Vietnam, you know that the country’s major cities can feel hectic, with motorbikes darting everywhere, crowds navigating the markets, and plenty of activity in the streets. While I love the energy of the city, sometimes you need to catch your breath with a few days somewhere quieter.

On a month-long trip through Vietnam, my husband Alan and I found that quiet escape in the town of Mai Chau, in the hills of Hoa Binh Province about three...

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Charming & Historic: Dove Inn Golden, Colorado

The best part of living in West metro Denver is the opportunity to discover hidden hotel treasures, not a secret to locals, but off-the-beaten-path accommodations. That’s what I recently experienced with a stay at the charming, historic, and boutique hotel, The Dove Inn in Golden, Colorado.

A west Denver favorite, take time to visit The Dove Inn, a boutique hotel in Golden, Colorado. Photo: Dove Inn

A west Denver favorite, take time to visit The Dove Inn, a boutique hotel in Golden, Colorado. Photo: Dove Inn

Located just 20 minutes west of downtown Denver, the Dove Inn is a historic...

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Sophie Station Suites in Fairbanks, Alaska – Great Place for Families & Travelers

Front entrance to Sophie Station in Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks, Alaska is Gateway to the Bush, Hub of the Interior, and one of the best places to watch the Northern Lights in winter. For the summer, Denali National Park is about an hour’s drive from downtown Fairbanks and offers numerous hiking trails and expansive vistas that define the Alaskan interior. However, no matter what season you come, a stay at Sophie Station Suites provides plenty of space and the comforts of a home environment while you explore the Alaskan interior, especially...

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Wine Country Living: The Bungalows at Calistoga

The back entrance to Bungalow B offers privacy, a white Adirondack chair and brightly colored porch.

What makes California wine country living so special? Is it the fact that one is surrounded by vineyards instead of freeways? Perhaps it’s that you wake up in the morning and hear birds chirping instead of horns honking. Or maybe it’s the neighborhood vibe you get when you walk into town to pick up your favorite pastries and a cup of coffee and the shopkeeper remembers you the next day? These are all of the things you might expect when you stay at The Bungalows at Calistoga; ...

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Go For the Sun Fun at El Cid Marina Beach Hotel in Mazatlan

El Cid Marina Beach Hotel PoolGo for the sun – but stay for the rest, relaxation and F-U-N!

On my latest trip to Mexico, I vouched for the sultry coastline of the Pacific Coast. It wasn’t Cabo either.

Mazatlan has started to do a big reveal, and the El Cid Marina Beach Hotel was where the action was for this travel scribe.

Mazatlan El Cid Marina Beach Hotel

Ideally situated in a secluded marina where the open sea is lashing around the bend, the 200-luxury suite property is prepping for this colonial city’s next big wave of tourism.

El Cid Marina Beach Hotel Lighthouse Mazatlan

Insiders declare how plans...

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