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McMenamins Edgefield – A Fun Weekend Getaway near Portland Oregon
McMenamins Edgefield – A Fun Weekend Getaway near Portland Oregon

McMenamins Edgefield – A Fun Weekend Getaway near Portland Oregon

For a great weekend near Portland, Oregon, I suggest you check out a place called McMenamins Edgefield. Whatever you like in a weekend getaway, Edgefield has it. A ☑ boutique hotel ☑ spa ☑ golf course ☑ concert venue ☑…

Adorable Dairy Cow Art with Personality in northeast Iowa
Adorable Dairy Cow Art with Personality in northeast Iowa

Adorable Dairy Cow Art with Personality in northeast Iowa

I write a lot about Iowa because 1) there are a lot of interesting stories in Iowa, and 2) there are a lot of interesting people there. I know, I married one. But one of the most interesting characters I’ve met is…

A Christmas Story House in Cleveland – As Fun As the Movie Itself
A Christmas Story House in Cleveland – As Fun As the Movie Itself

A Christmas Story House in Cleveland – As Fun As the Movie Itself

During the month of December, more than 45,000 people will traipse through the Christmas Story House in Cleveland, just like the Bumpuses hound dogs. Many of those people will hide under the kitchen sink or sit in the bathroom with…

Verdun France – Where to Stay to Better Understand World War I
Verdun France – Where to Stay to Better Understand World War I

Verdun France – Where to Stay to Better Understand World War I

Verdun France is often compared to Gettysburg. Just as Americans should all know of the devastation on that Pennsylvania farmland and the lives lost during the American Civil War, all French citizens know Verdun and the bloodshed that occurred here…

Why Stay at this Historic Boutique Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC
Why Stay at this Historic Boutique Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC

Why Stay at this Historic Boutique Hotel in Winston-Salem, NC

When traveling anywhere near Winston-Salem, NC, there’s no need to stay in a traditional, cookie-cutter chain hotel when there is a charming boutique hotel like The Brookstown Inn to lay your head. One of the oldest structures in the city,…

Take a Selfie at Springfield’s Hotel Vandivort
Take a Selfie at Springfield’s Hotel Vandivort

Take a Selfie at Springfield’s Hotel Vandivort

When visiting Springfield Missouri, I highly recommend you stop by the Hotel Vandivort, a luxury boutique hotel that opened downtown in 2015. Even if you’re just passing through or staying with friends or relatives in southwest Missouri, you should stop…

Turpentine Creek – A Home for Rescued Big Cats in Northwest Arkansas
Turpentine Creek – A Home for Rescued Big Cats in Northwest Arkansas

Turpentine Creek – A Home for Rescued Big Cats in Northwest Arkansas

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge out in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas near Eureka Springs, is first of all, in a beautiful location. If you’ve never been to this part of the world, you really don’t know what you’re missing.…