St. Louis’ National Blues Museum

By |2018-05-10T10:55:00-04:00May 14th, 2018|Travel|

St. Louis’ connection to the blues got a little tighter with the April 2016 grand opening of the National Blues Museum. The 23,000-square-foot museum, housed in a restored 1908 building downtown, chronicles the history and influence this American-grown music has had on almost every other musical genre—jazz, rock ’n’ roll, pop, rap, folk, even country—in [...]

City of Dawn

By |2018-05-08T11:01:38-04:00May 7th, 2018|Travel|

From iconic seaside ruins to Sian Ka’an, Mexico’s Tulum region offers an unmatched Mayan adventure. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out. I slowly opened my eyes just in time to see a pelican cruise by the opening of the bamboo yoga dome 30 feet above. Destressing to the hushed tones of Azulik Hotel [...]

Washington’s National Museum of African American History & Culture

By |2018-05-01T12:56:37-04:00April 30th, 2018|Travel|

A large portion of the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s exterior is covered in a corona of bronze-colored panels—3,600 in all and weighing 230 tons total, each featuring a latticework pattern representative of the decorative ironwork forged by slaves in 19th-century New Orleans. And that’s just the beginning of the creativity and [...]

Florida’s Key Largo: Here’s Looking at You, Kid

By |2018-04-20T11:30:49-04:00April 23rd, 2018|Travel|

Florida’s Key Largo offers playful dolphins, national marine sanctuaries and Bogie to boot. Like many an 11-month-old, Nyla had the attention span of a gnat. While Mom Nica responded instantly to every command—from receiving belly rubs and giving kisses to Superman pushes and dorsal tows—Nyla wandered off to greet nearby dolphins while I bobbed around [...]

Geneva-on-the-Lake: Something for every taste

By |2018-03-21T12:30:25-04:00March 20th, 2018|Travel|

Are you in search of a beautiful setting for truly tasteful getaways? Then look no further. About an hour east of Cleveland, you’ll find a quaint little town boasting an unforgettable vacation destination. Geneva-on-the-Lake is the place to kick back, relax and enjoy the finer things in life. Here, on the shores of Lake [...]

Seventh Heaven: Seven Southeastern Ski Resorts

By |2018-04-20T11:28:43-04:00February 14th, 2018|Travel|

You don’t have to travel to Colorado or Michigan for skiing and snowboarding adventures; ski resorts in the southeast also satisfy winter sports enthusiasts. Beginners can build confidence on the conveyor belt lifts that slowly carry them up low-incline slopes.  No snow? No problem. When the temperature drops below freezing, these resorts make their own. [...]

The Most Iconic Things to Do in Austin Texas

By |2018-02-06T15:20:32-04:00February 6th, 2018|Travel|

We’ve got the intel on Austin’s greatest icons: sights, sounds, shops and eats that have come to symbolize this amazing city. Whether you’re looking for a top Austin restaurant, a hot nightclub or some cool shops, here’s a list to get you started.   Photo: gofotograf Allens Boots (512) 447-1413 You won’t [...]

Orlando Alternatives for Adults

By |2018-02-05T11:33:36-04:00February 5th, 2018|Travel|

Don't overlook Orlando if you are searching for a destination that appeals to "grown-ups." Although many attractions cater to the younger set, the area offers everything from peaceful gardens to themed nightclubs.   Published with permission from AAA associate Diana Beyer Disney Springs™ Lake Buena Vista, FL - (407) 934-7781 This village-style complex provides [...]

Holiday Recipes: Part 1 (Spicy, Fresh, Brisk)

By |2017-12-12T16:20:29-04:00December 12th, 2017|Travel|

FIRST A FRIEND, THEN A HOST. Everyone loves to celebrate with family and friends during the holidays and on special occasions throughout the year. Unfortunately, not everyone plans ahead when they are celebrating with alcohol. If you have ever hosted a party, you know that a plan is needed to [...]

Mid-century Modern Travel

By |2018-02-05T11:35:31-04:00November 30th, 2017|Travel|

The popularity for all things mid-century modern (MCM) has risen to an all-time high. Satisfy your curiosity or expand your knowledge of this architectural style with a visit to these innovative buildings that exemplify the movement.   Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Spring Green, Wisc. Wright, one of the world’s most celebrated modern architects, designed the [...]