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Crete: Great Things to Do

By Alex Kallimanis: Crete is the largest and most southern island in Greece. It’s home to ancient civilizations that predate Athenians, picturesque scenery and one of Greece’s best culinary scenes. As we have family in Heraklion, we’ve visited them a couple of times over the last few years and had the chance to explore this…

Day Trips from Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale

Arizona has one of the most picturesque landscapes in North America. The Phoenix area is a great base to explore the Sonoran Desert and beyond. We recently enjoyed a great cold weather break in Tempe, home to Arizona State University. If you’re planning a trip to Arizona that mixes great restaurants with picturesque scenery, you…

Day Trip from Tempe, Arizona

23 Tips for Visiting Washington, DC

Washington, DC has a wealth to offer visitors beyond the world’s largest collection of free museums, The Smithsonian. An impressive and diverse culinary scene features most of the world’s nationalities. Opportunities to tour the White House, US Capitol Building, Supreme Court and other key federal buildings offer additional world class experiences. And there’s great rooftop…

Jefferson Memorial during Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC

Richmond, Virginia: Weekend Itinerary for Special Occasions

Richmond, Virginia is earning acclaim for its innovative culinary scene, which pairs well with unique American history and architecture dating to the 1700’s. The state capital of Virginia was also the capital of the Confederacy during the US Civil War. From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to the Virginia State Capitol Building and beyond, there is…

Statue of Jefferson in the hotel lobby

Ireland Travel Tips: Useful and Fun Advice

We fell in love with the Emerald Island the first time we visited for our 6th wedding anniversary. So much so that we moved there and called Dublin home from 2011 to 2014. We recently re-visited in October 2018, giving us the opportunity to re-connect with friends and the country. Friendly locals, a picturesque landscape…

Landscape of the cliffs with the ocean, Ireland travel tips