August 2014

17 Fun Facts About Kodiak, Alaska

August 30, 2014

Located 250 air miles southwest of Anchorage, the city of Kodiak, Alaska is home to approximately 6,100 residents, and is the main city on Kodiak Island, the United States’ second largest island after Hawaii’s Big Island. Covering 3,588 square miles, Kodiak Island is 73 square miles bigger than Puerto Rico. You can visit Kodiak by cruise ship, […]

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Smoking Martinis, Hearty Food and Fun Vibe at 300 First in Rochester, Minnesota

August 21, 2014

During a one-night brief stay in Rochester, Minnesota, we were hungry after a long afternoon and evening of travel.  Yelp reviews led us to the 300 First restaurant within walking distance of our downtown Hilton Garden Inn hotel. Despite our 9:30 pm arrival, we enjoyed a hearty meal and some interesting cocktails. As we perused the menu, we ordered an […]

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A Look Inside the Rochester, Minnesota Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Hotel

August 18, 2014

Earlier this summer, while traveling to Decorah, Iowa for a Saturday wedding, decided to break up the Friday evening drive from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport with a brief overnight stay in Rochester, Minnesota. We choose the Hilton Garden Inn hotel, located in the heart of the charming downtown of Rochester. While Rochester’s population is only slightly more than […]

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12 Fun Facts About Dutch Harbor, Alaska

August 16, 2014

Located off of Amaknak Island, about 800 miles southwest of Anchorage at the intersection of the Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, “Dutch” provides a harbor and a gateway for ships and airplanes to reach the small city of Unalaska, Alaska, via a 500-foot bridge. Dutch Harbor is a remote cruise port, averaging about three calls […]

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