The drive from Carhenge (Alliance, Nebraska) to Cheyenne, Wyoming is just under three hours on back roads. But we’d been unable to find a hotel room, since we were arriving during the height of the Cheyenne Frontier Days festival. On our drive west, we’d also made stops at Chimney Rock and Scott’s Bluff National Monuments,… Read More
Like many before us, we packed up our belongings and headed west. The lakes of Wisconsin were now summer memories and adventure stretched in front of us, across the flat Western plains. We had half-planned a driving route on rural backroads, which meant a slow pace and lots to see. The first planned stop was… Read More
At least one of your summertime dreams looks a lot like Wisconsin, whether you know it yet or not. Growing up in Georgia, I didn’t really have a clear picture of Wisconsin. I had vague imagery of dairy farms, cheese hats, and hyper-enthusiastic sports fans, but not a lot more. So my expectations for the… Read More
After three and a half weeks in the BWI long-term lot, our Lincoln MKX started up again without a hitch. We had racked up a parking bill of $126, but in the bigger picture, it meant we could pick up the road trip exactly where we had left off – just outside of Washington, DC… Read More
I’m seriously attracted to historic hotels. The first inklings of a road trip can be stirred by a desire to stay in one. I peruse sites like the National Trust’s Historic Hotels, and Relais & Chateaux hoping to find places I haven’t yet stayed. When it comes to Keswick Hall in Virginia, however, I’ve enjoyed … Read More
“Let’s go for a drive.” My father said those words almost every weekend. Each time, the statement was met with a flurry of activity, as if it was a wholly unexpected surprise that required emergency planning. My mother would begin boiling eggs for deviling, laying the halves out carefully on a rooster-shaped dish, filling them,… Read More
As a frequent traveler and fabric designer, I find inspiration everywhere. If you’ve been around a while, you know that when it comes to inspiration, my roots play as big a part as my wings. This story is about roots. (Literally). In winter, as friends and relatives begin to gather in family homes and relive cherished… Read More
I’m not the kind of traveler who heads to a beach at the first sign of frost. I love traveling to cold-weather destinations that let me pack sweaters and boots and scarves. I don’t just mean ski spots, either. Winter is a great time to travel to top tourist destinations. You’ll find less crowds, great… Read More
If you love layers, pattern mixes and a bit of excess, try one of these maximalist boutique hotels for a truly hedonistic getaway. We’ve rounded up twelve amazing hotels where maximalism reigns. Take a luxurious peak inside!
What’s the one thing I can’t leave home without, when it comes to summer travel? A kaftan! Known in some regions as a djellaba or galabeya (in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East), and similar to India’s kurta, a long, loose dress is definitely not new. I purchased this beautiful, Bedouin-embroidered kaftan-style dress… Read More
Farmhouse vacations are great experiences. And with farmhouse décor all the rage, you may think you know what a farmhouse is supposed to look like. Let’s take a tour of some unique and special farmhouses available to rent for your next holiday. Is this what you expected?
While I’d love to be at the Royal Wedding tomorrow morning – (I’m sure my invite is just delayed!) – even a dedicated travel blogger can’t be everywhere. So I’m relying on our Roving Reporter on the ground in Windsor, for updates on all the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle madness! As a lark, Gaezie’s… Read More