LOCKVIEW MOTEL: COMFY, COZY DOWNTOWN SAULT STE. MARIE, MI

A delightful place to anchor your stay in Sault Ste. Marie is the Askwith Lockview Motel. It’s a comfortable, family-run motel with affordable prices and a friendly 24-hour staff.   The key advantage to staying at the Askwith Lockview Motel is its downtown location on historic Portage Avenue. Just across the street is Soo Locks […]

BOTSWANA: BASKING IN THE EXOTIC BEAUTY OF THE OKAVANGO DELTA

Mapula Lodge was the last stop on our 16-day journey that began in Cape Town (originating in Chicago), South Africa, so we had stayed in charming lodges and classy hotels along the way. This one–to the remote reaches of Okavango Delta in Botswana–was the most magnificent in a one-with-nature, take-your-breath-every-minute way. Mapula’s greatest amenity is […]

DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE’S INDIGO HOTEL: A MODERN TAKE ON A HISTORIC SITE

Between Nashville’s 3rd and 4th Avenues is the historic Printers Alley. Once home to a young Andrew Jackson’s law practice and stables for his horse, this little back street by the 1890s became the printing and publishing capital of the world. Alongside these flourishing businesses sprouted saloons and speakeasies to cater to after-hours thirsts for […]

11 REASONS YOU MUST GO TO MONTERREY, MEXICO, RIGHT NOW

Mexico’s third-largest city, Monterrey (with two r’s), is long known as a global business destination, but it is growing in popularity with pleasure travelers as well. With the Sierra Madre Mountains as its backdrop, Monterrey welcomes visitors with an accessible location, robust hotel stock, international cuisine, trendy bars and clubs, modern and historic art and […]

2 NEW LUXURY HOTELS OPEN IN MONTERREY, MX: GRAND FIESTA AMERICANA AND LIVE AQUA

Two new luxury Monterrey Valle hotels, the Grand Fiesta Americana and Live Aqua, beckon visitors with a sophisticated but relaxed urban vibe. Both occupy the same glass-clad skyscraper that towers over the expansive mixed-use Trebol Park Business Complex. The 180-room Grand Fiesta Americana takes up Floors 4-17, and the 74-suite Live Aqua is on Floors […]

HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA at GAINEY RANCH—Luxury on a Grand Scale

Framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch does luxury on a grand scale. It’s a total lifestyle destination where Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture mingles with Native American influences and bountiful desert landscaping. And the visitor experience is impeccable for leisure enthusiasts of all ranks.   The […]