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Anguilla Live Report (January 2014)

This is a departure from my normal format, but should help keep things interesting! We are in the midst of our seventh visit to the island of Anguilla, and instead of writing up a full “trip report” I am going to share glimpses of this beautiful destination in real time.

Because last May we had our most memorable stay to date at Las EsQuinas, a boutique bed and breakfast that defies traditional descriptions, we are back at this magical paradise. It has been a first-class experience once again. It is really spoiling us for the future! I cannot imagine anywhere else in the Caribbean with such attention to detail or such a hospitable owner. It expertly pairs luxurious touches and surroundings alongside relaxed and comfortable living. I only wish we never had to leave! Read more

The Pearl on Rosemary Beach (September 2013)

The summer travel season may be over, but before you pack up your swimsuit and pull out your winter clothes, you might consider squeezing in a long weekend at The Pearl on Rosemary Beach. With temperatures still in the 70s and the absence of summer crowds, there is no reason to hold over your vacation days until next year. Our recent experience at this boutique property revealed it to be in a league of its own on the Gulf Coast. Read more

Las Vegas: In Words and iPhone Photos

As you might assume from the title, this trip recap has absolutely nothing to do with “Local on the Road” in the traditional sense. For obvious reasons a desert location limits one’s access to restaurants and accommodations focused on using local produce, products, and/or sustainable practices. That said, in case readers find themselves looking for quality accommodations, this post will serve as a convenient place for commentary on two top-tier property stays on the strip, and a place to park the iPhone photos snapped (as I accidentally left our “real camera” battery at home). Consider it an interruption from regular programming to pass on some reflections should life take you to the area. Read more

Weekend Escape: Richmond, Virginia

If you are looking for an East Coast weekend getaway, Richmond is an ideal destination given its exceptional restaurants, pampering lodging options, and a wide variety of attractions. Read on for our vetted recommendations. Read more

Virginia: Best B&Bs Short List

The following Virginia properties are the “best of the best” based on my research, high standards, and interest in the bed and breakfast industry. If you would like to read more about the method of selection and/or recommendations in other states, check out the main introduction post to this series. Otherwise, read on and bookmark these premier getaways for your next Virginia escape…

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