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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! Mason Kern, The Sports Watchdog, spotlights newsworthy current events and happenings in the world of pro, college and youth sports as well as notable sports and ... Read More »

Gertrude’s Scottsdale Masters the Ingredient-Driven Menu

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Something truly magical happens when the right combination of elements convene at a dining establishment. In the case of Gertrude’s Restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona, this could not ring more true. Not only does the eatery boast an incredible location literally inside the famed Desert Botanical Garden, it also combines fresh seasonal ingredients with culinary par excellence that, all combined, make ... Read More »

7 Ways to Thrill Your Teen in Scottsdale

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So you’re planning an outing and want to keep your kids engaged with the family, rather than obsessively tapping away at their phones or other “smart” devices, long enough to log a lasting memory? No sweat! OK, well maybe a little sweat… it is Scottsdale after all. But, no matter the season and even the sweltering heat of summer aside, ... Read More »

12 Reasons Families Favor the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa

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The Sonoran Desert has a beauty all its own and, with the McDowell Mountains as a stunning backdrop, the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch is a great place for multi-generational family vacationers to experience much of what the American Southwest has to offer. In addition to Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture and award-winning service, the following is ... Read More »

The Phoenician Scottsdale a Phenomenal Family Vacation Destination

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“Family-friendly” and “luxury resort” are often mutually exclusive, however, one Scottsdale luxury resort—The Phoenician—has managed to marry the two concepts in spectacular form. Although this AAA Five Diamond property exudes elegance, understandably attracting the likes of every U.S. President (post-office) since–and including—Ronald Reagan among its VIP guest roster, the resort is also a delightful playground rife with on-site fun and ... Read More »

7 Reasons You’ll Crave Oceana Coastal Kitchen San Diego

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While San Diego has no shortage of fantastic restaurants, in early 2015 a fresh face appeared on the region’s distinctive dining scene in the form of Oceana Coastal Kitchen. This airy bayside eatery dishes up chef-driven, seafood-centric California cuisine amid sweeping waterfront views that’ll keep you coming back for more. At the helm of Oceana Coastal Kitchen, which is ensconced ... Read More »

Scratch Cooking Shines at Civico 1845 San Diego

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If you wander down India Street in San Diego’s Little Italy section, you’re likely to notice a bustling neighborhood addition: Civico 1845 restaurant. This quaint, rustic-chic eatery is a breath of fresh air relative to the plethora of Italian dining options surrounding it. What truly sets this eatery apart is its vehemently authentic and hand-crafted approach to Southern Italian cuisine. ... Read More »

Savings and Smiles with Hilton Anaheim’s ‘Center of SoCal’ Package

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While some vacations are about getting away from it all, Hilton Anaheim’s “Center of SoCal” package is about being right at the heart of it all—in this case, having both close proximity and specialized access to the very best entertainment venues Southern California has to offer. From now through August 31st, Hilton Anaheim is offering summertime pleasure-seekers incredible values both ... Read More »

7 Trendy Places to Eat, Drink and Dance in Scottsdale

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Imagine a desert oasis where you can enjoy award-winning cuisine and partake in nightlife unlike any other. Well, Scottsdale is that place and it’s a perfect locale for a quick weekend getaway. Don’t know where to eat or what to do? No time to research and plan a dining, imbibing and socializing schedule ensuring your brief vacation is an utter ... Read More »