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How Good is Royal Hideaway Playacar? A Complete Review

Looking for a great adults-only all-inclusive resort near Cancun? Look no further than the Barcelo Royal Hideaway Playacar in Playa del Carmen. This is the third all-inclusive resort in the Riveria Maya I’ve stayed at in the last three years. Read my Royal Hideaway Playacar Playa del Carmen review below to see why this resort is my favorite! Overall Impression of Royal Hideaway Playacar We loved our stay here! Relaxation was our primary goal and the size of the property...

Looking for Adventure? Kentucky’s Red River Gorge is Awesome

Did you know there is a canyon system in Kentucky? Red River Gorge is a canyon system located about an hour east of Lexington and offers adventure for everyone. Designated a National Natural Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s an area of incredible beauty that makes a perfect weekend getaway. Popular with rock climbers, hikers, and campers, the Red River Gorge (or RRG as it’s known) is a paradise for any outdoor enthusiast. For those of...

Best Places to Shop in Lexington – A Local’s Guide!

Shopping in Lexington runs the gamut from large shopping centers to locally owned boutiques. When I travel, I like to shop at places I can’t at home and generally shop til I drop at local stores. Read on for some of the best places to shop in Lexington. Shopping in Downtown Lexington Staying at a hotel in downtown Lexington? Or do you have some extra time before an event at Rupp Arena? You’ll find places to shop in downtown Lexington....

25 Best Places to See Fall Colors In Kentucky

Kentucky is beautiful year round, but definitely during the fall months. Here is a list of more than 25 best places to see fall colors in Kentucky. From all areas of the state you can see dramatic colors as the trees change. Actitivies to see changing leaves in Kentucky range from simply driving our beautiful country roads to rock climbing and everything in between Best Places to See Fall Colors in KY Kentucky’s landscapes range from gorgeous farms in the...

10 Reasons to Take a Road Trip

On the fence about whether to take a road trip? National Geographic says this is the summer of road trips. With closed borders and concerns about travel, and especially flying, the road trip has become the way to travel this summer. But there are many reasons to take a road trip without a pandemic and travel restrictions. People either love or hate road trips. You can put me in the hate category and I usually avoid any road trips longer...

10 of the Best Restaurants in Louisville

Louisville is gaining a reputation as a foodie city. Living in nearby Lexington, with a daughter that lives in Louisville, means I am in this waterfront city often. The restaurant scene here ranges from high-end to ethnic to local favorites. And the local favorites are where I try and dine in any city. Of the many restaurants in Louisville that I’ve tried, these are some of my favorites. A thriving city, Louisville is both Southern and Midwestern. The downtown area...

View of Snowy Range in Medicine Bow National Forest in Wyoming

Best Things to Do in Laramie, Wyoming

Laramie offers visitors a unique experience. Surrounded by stunning scenery, it maintains a strong sense of its past while providing modern conveniences. Home to the University of Wyoming, Laramie feels like a small town but it offers visitors so much to see and do. I’ve visited twice and feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of what this unique town has to offer. Here are some of the best things to do in Laramie. Downtown Laramie Laramie’s downtown is charming....

10 Reasons Why I Love Lisbon (and you will too!)

Lisbon won me over pretty much as soon as we arrived. Even in my jet-lagged state, I could tell this was a special place. I fell in love with Lisbon top to bottom and everything in between. Here are 10 reasons I love Lisbon and think you will too. 1) Lisbon Architecture There is a rustic beauty to this city of colorful buildings and steep hills that feels different than any other place I’ve visited. One of my favorite things...

Things to Do in Lexington – A Local’s Guide

Coming to Lexington, Kentucky? First, let me say congratulations on getting to visit this beautiful city! Lexington is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. But I may be a bit biased as I am a born and bred Lexingtonian. And as a local, I can assure you that there is so much to see and do in our fair city. Read on for my complete guide of what to do in Lexington. Best Time To Visit...

Why You Need to Spend a Weekend in Greenville, South Carolina

Spend a weekend in Greenville, South Carolina, and see why this little city of about 70,000 residents, has caught the eye of fancy travel publications like Travel + Leisure. What’s not to love about a city that has retained its small-town charm but feels like a modern Southern city? Read on to see why you need to spend a weekend in Greenville, South Carolina. Why Greenville? Nestled near the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville’s downtown is clean as a pin. It’s...