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Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa a Splendid Respite

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South Florida, or “SoFla” for the enlightened, is home to more than five million residents, which is understandable given the region encompasses gorgeous coastal cities like Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach. The area has remained a tourist hub for decades, even now attracting over 12 million visitors annually. A quick look at the weather makes it obvious why. For ... Read More »

The Ambrose Hotel Santa Monica Mastering Boutique Hospitality

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There’s just something about a boutique hotel. Maybe it’s the quaint locales or the stylish upscale accommodations. Perhaps it’s the extraordinarily personalized level of service or the charming and unexpected touches that make it abundantly clear you’re not at a cookie-cutter chain operation.  It’s these things and more that draw me to boutique properties time and time again, especially when ... Read More »

Via Veneto Santa Monica Dishing Star-Caliber Italian Cuisine

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Los Angeles is a city known as much for its distinctive award-winning eateries as it is for its celebrity residents. In fact, many of the city’s restaurants—particularly those frequented by Hollywood’s elite—often become as revered as the star clientele, themselves. One such establishment is Via Veneto in Santa Monica, which enjoys its fair share of celebrity patronage. From David and ... Read More »

Culinary-Forward Seafood at Eddie V’s San Diego

Courtesy Eddie V’s/Darden Concepts Inc.

Next time you have a hankerin’ for swordfish from Block Island, scallops from Georges Bank or Yellowfin Tuna from the Caribbean, there’s no need to charter a jet to satisfy your craving for seafood sensations like these. Instead, those fortunate enough to be in “America’s Finest City” can just head downtown to Eddie V’s San Diego location—adjacent to the waterfront ... Read More »

Dynamite Valentine’s Day Gifts Under $100

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Valentine’s Day has become big business, and is certainly a holiday that retailers love. In fact, last year it was reported that retail spending for this holiday would reach a record $18.9 billion. While on Valentine’s Day it’s fun to shower your special someone with gifts that showcase the extent of your adoration, there are plenty of great gift ideas ... Read More »

Enchantment Aboard the Spirit of New York Dinner Cruise

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Whether you’re a tourist seeking adventure in the Big Apple or are a long-standing resident of New York City celebrating a special occasion—or just looking for a fabulous night out, the Spirit of New York dinner cruise along the New York Harbor offers a truly memorable experience afloat. The frivolity starts the moment you arrive at Chelsea Pier and step ... Read More »

Eat Like a Local at City Kitchen NYC

Credit Michael Kleinberg

You’d be hard pressed to find many locations in New York that can impress locals just as easily as they draw in tourists. But City Kitchen at the Row NYC hotel isn’t the typical foodie hot spot. That much is apparent when you first step in and observe the warm and communal atmosphere of this bustling food hall. The space ... Read More »

Queen of the Night NYC: Decadent Dinner Theater Like None Other

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Nestled inside the heart of New York’s historic Diamond Horseshoe nightclub, ensconced below the infamous Paramount Hotel, is the wickedly entertaining Queen of the Night adult dining experience that’ll captivate your imagination and engage your senses while titillating your taste buds. This multi-sensory sensation is a mélange of hedonistic delights that offers a decidedly unexpected dinner theater adventure in the ... Read More »

Hotel Domestique: Homespun Hospitality for Active Travelers

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Nestled within South Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains sits Hotel Domestique, a charming boutique hotel owned by legendary 17-time Tour de France cyclist George Hincapie that’s ideally situated on nearly 30 acres of grounds and vineyards. It’s no wonder this intimate, culturally-styled property attracts active travelers who are not only seeking sophisticated respite away from the hustle-and-bustle-laden tourist traps, but also ... Read More »

Listen Now: High School Sports Report with Mason Kern (Audio)

Enjoy listening to these two High School School Sports Reports I recently delivered on the KOKS Radio Program. At the end of each I also spotlight a super-cool sports item well-suited for tweens and teens! High School scholar and perennial athlete turned Youth Sports Watchdog, Mason Kern, spotlights newsworthy current events and happenings in the world of high school, middle school ... Read More »