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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun Opens 3 New Restaurants

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Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun multi-million dollar renovation to bring three new global restaurants to their award winning all-inclusive resort is just a taste of what you will experience at this luxury property. From breakfast with an ocean view to lunch at the pool to cocktails at sunset to premium steak and seafood for dinner, your culinary journey will be filled with memories of the most delicious dishes.  la joya food

Recognized by Forbes Travel Guide as the best in Cancun, the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun All Inclusive Spa Resort has received Four Stars for its resort and Gem Spa.… Read more

A Luxury Tropical Vacation that includes a Gondola and Theme Parks

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Surrounded by the beauty of the Sierra Madres and the deep blue water of Banderas Bay is Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort. This award-winning luxury property offers a Mexican tropical vacation that will exceed your expectations. With five hotels, beautiful beaches and pools, world class golf courses, stunning accommodations, exceptional culinary options, and one new and very surprising activity, a soon to be open amusement park known as VidantaWorld.

VidantaWorld sign at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort

About Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Resort

Located just ten minutes from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) is Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. This large complex is a world in itself with its five resort hotels: The Estates, Grand Luxxe, The Grand Bliss, The Grand Mayan and Mayan Palace.… Read more

lone mountain ranch

Bucket List Dude Ranch Vacation at Lone Mountain Ranch

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If vacationing at a dude ranch is on your bucket list, then Lone Mountain Ranch in Big Sky, Montana, is where you want to be. An authentically western experience with a historic feel along with the recently renovated B-Bar-K Cabin is how to experience the ranch lifestyle firsthand.

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Ever since its homestead in 1915, Lone Mountain Ranch has been a symbol of the American West. Located in the scenic town of Big Sky, Montana, the ranch offers warm and welcoming hospitality to all guests who want to experience ranch life. With history in mind, B-K has served many functions over the last century including use as a schoolhouse, central ranch dining room, and a wellness center.… Read more

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago dyeing the river

5 Fun Spots to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

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Have you ever seen the Chicago River turn green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day? Now’s your chance! Get in to the Irish spirit with so many fun activities this upcoming St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. River dyeing, festive food and beverage offerings, the Trinity Irish Dancers, high energy parades plus special hotel packages all to welcome you to the city. Read on to find a selection of 5 spots to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago.  
 

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

 
HOTEL ZACHARY
hotel zachary
Hotel Zachary at Gallagher Way is Chicago’s most distinctive boutique hotel. Nestled just across the street from historic Wrigley Field, the property combines a vibrant, modern aesthetic and rich, classic elements with a unique neighborhood character that can’t be found anywhere else in Chicago.
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Nonnas Teach Cooking Classes in Italy at Tuscan Women Cook

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What could be better than learning to cook authentic Italian food from the grandmothers (nonnas) of Tuscany? One of my favorite ways to experience the lifestyle in different cities and countries is to explore their culinary world. From restaurants to home cooking to cooking classes to food markets and beyond, there are so many ways to immerse yourself in the culture. 
women cooking Tuscany
Located in the heart of Tuscany, Tuscan Women Cook celebrates the food and culture of the Italian region with their popular culinary vacation. Ensconced in the beautiful village of Montefollonico, Tuscan Women Cook offers an immersive cooking program to their guests.
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Art Filled All Inclusive Hotel Xcaret Arte Resort in Riviera Maya

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A luxury, all-inclusive resort where you are surrounded by Mexican art designed by local and national artisans, award winning chefs creating menus at more than 9 diverse restaurants, scenery that envelopes you in its tropical beauty, cenotes, infinity and rooftop pools and a spa that is built in to the natural rock caves. This is Hotel Xcaret Arte.

heart sculpture

Opened in 2021, Xcaret Arte is the second of three properties in the Grupo Xcaret family. Located just 45 minutes from Cancun in Riviera Maya, each of the hotels are designed to welcome guests looking for a family (Xcaret Mexico), adults only (Xcaret Arte) or boutique (La Casa de la Playa) vacation experience.… Read more

Sofitel Chicago Hotel

Celebrate Wine Days at the Sofitel Chicago Hotel

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Looking for a Fall getaway that includes delicious food and wine and a location that can’t be beat? Book a stay at the Sofitel Chicago located just off Chicago’s famed Magnificent Mile for Sofitel Wine Days.

Sofitel Chicago Hotel Room with Wine

Sofitel Wine Days

If you are a wine lover, French wine in particular, then Sofitel’s Wine Days are for you. I attended the opening of their Faire la Fête wine tasting celebration which was hosted on La Terrace. From whites to rose to deep reds, these wines were delicious and oh so fragrant. Sofitel Wine Days from Terrace

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sofitel la terrace

Sofitel Chicago Wine Days will continue through October 31 with seasonal fall wine dinners, which are part of the larger wine dinner series, and weekly complimentary wine tastings.… Read more

Ford F-150 truck Lightning

The Design Features of the 2022 Ford F-150 EV Truck

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On the day I was invited to check out the new 2022 Ford F-150 EV Lightning™ trucks, I immediately thought of my truck-loving friend who always challenged me to consider buying a truck for my next vehicle.

Ford F150 Lightening

Well, Bob, I understand why after learning about the new F-150 Lightning all electric truck. Pickup trucks and electric vehicles were new to me so I have many takeaways to share. Take a look at this video to see the vehicle’s design and features. 

2022 Ford F-150 EV Truck

The 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning series has a number of different models. Some features are constant across the board.Read more

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Piccolo Buco & Cooper’s Hawk Introduce Authentic Roman Pizza

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Have you ever traveled to an international city on vacation and discovered the most amazing food and then tried to figure out how you can bring it home with you?  Well, Tim McEnery of Cooper’s Hawk had that same experience, only he made it happen! Read about how Piccolo Buco and Cooper’s Hawk are bringing Roman Pizza to Chicago.
 

Piccolo Buco by Luca Issa & Cooper’s Hawk

Piccolo Buco Cooper's Hawk Roman Pizza

Introducing Piccolo Buco, by Chef Luca Issa of Piccolo Buco Roma and Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants, where you will find the most delicious and unique Roman pizza. 
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⁣The magic of Chef Luca’s pizza comes down to the extraordinary crust that is light and airy inside and yet has a tall crispy edge.
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SWISSOTEL CHICAGO STAYCATION

A Staycation at the Swissotel Chicago Offers Rest, Relaxation & Stunning Views

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The start of the new year isn’t so much about resolutions for me as it is about the need for a refresh. You know what I mean. A getaway to clear your mind even if just for a few days. The reason why a Swissotel Chicago staycation with the beauty of the city architecture seen from every window, relaxing environment and close proximity to all things Chicago is just the remedy to welcome in 2022.

A Swissotel Chicago Staycation

If you haven’t considered a staycation before, I highly recommend it. Whether you reside in Chicago or live in close proximity (driving distance if air travel is not being considered), you must book a stay at the Swissotel.… Read more