“Downton Abbey” summers at the Biltmore

Earlier this spring I had the chance to visit the Biltmore in Asheville, NC for the first time and write about the “Downton Abbey” exhibit for USAToday.com. I can’t wait to return! More »

Take a look at these spas throughout the USA where you can pamper your mom for Mother’s Day, or anytime throughout the year! (via USAToday.com) More »

150th anniversary: Celebrating the life of Lincoln

Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination in Washington, DC. In a piece published today on USAToday.com, I wrote about following in his footsteps, from a travel perspective. More »

Savouring Bordeaux

Dreaming of France? I was thrilled to visit the Bordeaux region with my mom last fall on a river cruise with CroisiEurope… the story (and my photos!) is featured in the current issue of LA More »

National Margarita Day is Sunday ¡Salud!

National Margarita Day comes around but once a year, on February 22, so why not order a pitcher and toast this fabulous drink? More »

 

“Downton Abbey” summers at the Biltmore

Earlier this spring I had the chance to visit the Biltmore in Asheville, NC for the first time and write about the “Downton Abbey” exhibit for USAToday.com. I can’t wait to return!

Take a look at these spas throughout the USA where you can pamper your mom for Mother’s Day, or anytime throughout the year! (via USAToday.com)

150th anniversary: Celebrating the life of Lincoln

Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s assassination in Washington, DC. In a piece published today on USAToday.com, I wrote about following in his footsteps, from a travel perspective.

Savouring Bordeaux

Dreaming of France? I was thrilled to visit the Bordeaux region with my mom last fall on a river cruise with CroisiEurope… the story (and my photos!) is featured in the current issue of LA Travel Magazine. Read it here!

National Margarita Day is Sunday ¡Salud!

National Margarita Day comes around but once a year, on February 22, so why not order a pitcher and toast this fabulous drink?

Dining Out: Brennan’s, New Orleans

Just in time for Mardi Gras, my piece on Brennan’s New Orleans is in today’s New York Post, both online and in print! Be forewarned, though – don’t read if you’re hungry!

Give the Gift of Travel to the One You Love

It’s that time of year again, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For lots of people, it falls on a three-day weekend this year, making it even easier to get away with the one you love. Hotels and destinations know that, too, and offering incredible travlin’ deals to make it even easier to give the gift of travel to the one you love. And for those who aren’t into Valentine’s Day, there are packages for you, too – just take a look!

Food + Wine + Beach = The Perfect Day at Clearwater Beach Uncorked

What could make a day at the beach better? How about adding delectable bites from the best restaurants? Wine tastings? Sweet treats? Well, do I have the event for you!

For the fourth year, Clearwater Beach Uncorked will be under the warm Florida sun – and the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa – and on the cool, white sands of Clearwater Beach Saturday and Sunday, February 7 and 8, from 1 – 5 p.m. each day.

Ybor City: Visit a piece of Cuba right within the USA

With the news of Cuba and U.S. relations thawing, loads of people are excited about the opportunity to travel to Cuba. Ahead of that, however, why not check out Tampa’s Cuban heritage? I wrote all about it for USAToday.com.

Photo credit Visit Tampa Bay.

10 beaches to visit in January

It’s wintertime, and we’re ready to get to some warmer weather. Take a look at these Caribbean beaches in my latest piece for USAToday.com and start planning your getaway to the sun!