Hotels

A Look Inside the Hotel Elliott in Astoria, Oregon

July 21, 2014

Last summer on the 4th of July, we made the scenic drive from Portland to Astoria, Oregon. We toured the Tillamook Cheese Factory, loved stunning views of the Oregon Coast, and ended our day at the historic Hotel Elliott in Astoria. Situated in Astoria’s Liberty District, Hotel Elliott is centrally located for exploring Astoria’s riverfront and revitalized […]

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Traveling With a 12-Year-Old: The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Hotel

May 24, 2014

I traveled with my 12-year-old niece Justina to Fort Lauderdale, Florida for her first cruise on one of the world’s largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. Never wanting to miss the ship due to a flight delay, we flew into Fort Lauderdale the afternoon/evening before our departure. We stayed overnight at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina […]

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A Look Inside the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel

May 15, 2014

Recently we made weekend getaway trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, staying downtown in the Hilton Milwaukee City Center hotel. It was our second stay in this historic Art Deco hotel opened for business in 1928 during the era when Al Capone resided in Milwaukee.  At 265 feet, the hotel was Wisconsin’s tallest when it opened with 811 guest rooms. This hotel underwent […]

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A Look Inside the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai, India

May 5, 2014

We recently disembarked from a cruise on the Seabourn Sojourn in Mumbai, India. While we departed from cruise around 9 a.m., our flight out of Mumbai did not leave until 3:30 am the next morning. It’s very common, it seems, for flights to Europe or the U.S. to depart from Mumbai in the wee morning hours between 11 pm and 3 am. Since […]

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