Family-Friendly Mardi Gras
Feb16

Family-Friendly Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Family-Friendly Events on the Louisiana Coast Parades, costumes, and king cake are just a few elements that mark the Mardi Gras season in Louisiana. Though New Orleans typically comes to mind as the Mardi Gras capital, parishes all across the Louisiana coast celebrate carnival season with an array of special events. But what sets Mardi Gras in coastal Louisiana apart from the New Orleans version is that the...

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Carmel by the Sea
Aug08

Carmel by the Sea

“A village among the trees,” is how Carmel-by-the-Sea was described to me by Carrie Theis, long-time resident and owner of Hofsas House, a family-run boutique inn that was started by her grandmother in the heart of Carmel. Hofsas House, with its European elegance and rich family history is just one example of the unique and familial style of this town that fills only one square mile. In Carmel, the houses are named, not numbered, and...

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The Hancock Observatory Chicago

I usually don’t like doing touristy things when I visit a place for the first time. I like to live like the locals and thus really experience the place. But, sometimes it is necessary and actually helpful and enjoyable, if you know how to pick and choose which attractions to partake in. Let me tell you this: the Hancock Observatory in the Magnificent Mile district of Chicago is helpful and extremely enjoyable. While on the...

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Oak Park, Historic Chicago Suburb

Chicago is a fast-paced city. There is so much to see and do. The city is vibrant and full of energy. Everywhere people are hustling and heading somewhere. Sometimes you just want to slow down, but still use your valuable vacation time to see experience something new. I found a great destination, minutes from downtown, but worlds apart to your sensibilities. It is a visit to the suburb of Oak Park. Known as a village, Oak Park lies...

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Talbott Hotel and Valentines

CHICAGO, January 15, 2009 – The Talbott Hotel has dusted off cupid’s arrow in preparation of Valentine’s Day and created two packages that are sure to inspire, satisfy and please romantic couples looking for the perfect weekend getaway. The 149-room, family owned, luxury boutique hotel provides the perfect home-base from which to enjoy the wonders of Chicago as it is situated just a block off of Michigan Avenue and...

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