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Chicago may be synonymous with “deep dish,” but there’s more to this city than thick crusts and mounds of cheese. In addition to striking architecture and gorgeous sunsets, the Windy City boasts a smorgasbord of good eats. 1. Chicago-style Hot Dog What cheesesteaks are to Philly, the Chicago-style hot dog is to the Windy City. The best versions start with a Vienna Beef Natural Casing dog, lay it down in a steamed poppy-seed bun, and top it with yellow mustard, diced white onion, relish, thin tomato wedges, a layer of crunchy dill pickles, and a couple of sport peppers. You’ll…
Colors are changing and the temperature is dropping, which means it's time for a quick trip before the winter comes and the holiday season begins. Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel Want to visit New York City but not sure you want to be in the heart of the chaos? Then the Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, just a few miles from NYC, is the place for you. This location is especially convenient for road-trippers and people with an RV, as they offer free on-site parking, and there is plenty of public transportation nearby to get you…
Amsterdam was once a place where college kids and marijuana aficionados flocked in order to enjoy herb out in the open, eliciting no more than a glance from passersby. But the times, they are a-changin'. Now that marijuana is legal in five U.S. states and the District of Columbia, American pot smokers need not cross the pond for the experience. According to Hipmunk airfare search data, Amsterdam has fallen from the #7 most-searched international destination in 2014 to #10 in 2015. We speculated it has something to do with domestic cities like Denver and Portland (both of them) joining the…
When visiting Los Angeles, I always struggle with where to stay — downtown, Hollywood, or the suburbs? The first two are closer to the action, the third is more relaxing — and more affordable. After countless trips, I've finally settled on Long Beach and Palm Springs. The former is great for staying busy around Los Angeles and Palm Springs is where to head when you want to slow things down and relax. Consider these greater Los Angeles hotels for your next trip to the area. Long Beach Sunset. Photo via flickr by Ronnie Pittman. Vagabond Inn Convention Center Long Beach…
Lake Tahoe is one of the most gorgeous destinations in the western half of the united States. It lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and separates California from Nevada. One glimpse and you will fall instantly in love. Tucked away on the southeast corner of the lake just across the state line is the aptly named town of Stateline, Nevada. This sleepy little bump in the road has a population of only 842 people but is home to some amazing boutique hotels and resorts. Plus because they are in Nevada, most of these lodging options do include casinos. Harrah's Lake…
In 2007, Congress declared September to be America’s National Bourbon Heritage Month—so it’s time to get sipping. The most popular type of whiskey in the U.S., bourbon is made from a grain mixture (aka “mash”) that’s at least 51 percent corn. Federal law also mandates that bourbon must be aged in new, charred oak barrels and bottled at 80 proof or stronger, and nothing other than distilled water can be added to the bottles. There’s no better place to celebrate this American spirit than in its birthplace: Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. Fly into Lexington and prepare to drink up on this…
South Padre is known for lots of things. Good beaches. Great fishing. The madness of Spring Break. And of course great seafood. However, there is much more culinary fun to be had on this humble island than mere seafood. Come with me on a culinary odyssey across all of South Padre Island! Yummies Bistro It's always important to start your day off with a breakfast that is at least filling, if not healthy. (I'm not here to give you life advice, merely food advice.) For that there is no better place than Yummies Bistro. Their food is so good they…
Reno might not get as much attention as its big brother Las Vegas, but that is a good thing. Reno has a more laid back, less frenzied feel that can actually make for a very nice vacation. Especially if you find the right hotel. Whether in the mood for posh pampering or a nice hotel with a casino that allows you to get the best of both worlds, these are the top boutique hotels in Reno, Nevada. Siena Hotel Located on the banks of the Truckee River in the heart of Reno, Siena Hotel is where you want to stay.…
Santa Fe is a beautiful and historic city with a wealth of cultural experiences and activities that never fails to leave first time visitors of the city impressed. The city is nestled at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which offer a picturesque backdrop to city life, as well as an abundance of outdoor adventures. There is also a burgeoning art and music scene here, and comfortable weather year-round. Depending on what type of trip you are taking and what your specific needs are, these are the best boutique hotels in Santa Fe: Cities Of Gold Casino Gambling…
Hawaii is rich in activities and attractions both cultural and geographic. It poses as one of the top tourist destinations in the US. You can also find great accommodations in many places such as the Bluegreen Resorts. Consider visiting the following locations if you are planning to tour the Hawaiian Islands. 1. USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor is the biggest natural harbor within the State of Hawaii, initially referred to as “Pu’loa” by the ancient Hawaiians. Situated in Honolulu, the USS Memorial at Pearl Harbor is the top tourist destination in the Hawaiian Islands. You can visit…

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