Desert Digital Detox in Phoenix, Arizona – Itinerary

Day 1 Check-in at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa The fires are lit. The water is flowing. The earth is flowering. The sky is limitless. Where all the elements meet. JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa may be Arizona’s largest resort, but it’s also big on luxury. With 950 guestrooms(including 81…

Holiday Market at the Osthoff Resort

COUNTRY’S #1 HOLIDAY MARKET – OLD WORLD CHRISTMAS MARKET AT WISCONSIN’S OSTHOFF RESORT – RETURNS FOR 22nd YEAR The annual Old World Christmas Market at Wisconsin’s Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, set for Dec. 6-15 this year, is the essence of holiday spirit. There are fragrant pine trees aglow with lights, timber booths overflowing with…

7 Great Day Trips From Reno, Nevada

When Nevada Tourism offered me the chance to visit several cities near Reno, I jumped at the opportunity. Other than Las Vegas, I was unfamiliar with the state and looked forward to visiting Western Nevada for several days. Each of these cities is in close proximity to Reno yet has diverse topography and cultures —…

Eating Local In Lake Tahoe

While Lake Tahoe is known for the majestic natural beauty of the lake silhouetted by mountains, it’s also a prime destination for local foods and flavors. Whether you choose to visit North Lake Tahoe or South Lake Tahoe — I recommend both — know that locals say there are different vibes to the two areas….

8 Great Stops To Make While Riding Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

The Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles. Rather than riding the whole route at once, consider taking a break at one (or all!) of these great cities along the route. It’s your chance to discover the American West at a leisurely pace. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

8 Stunning Must-See Waterfalls in Tennessee

Tennessee, and in particular the Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau, offers some of the most spectacular views in the U.S. The unique topography with its extensive system of rivers and streams makes Tennessee a top waterfall destination. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

Visiting Kansas City: The Best Things To Do In Or Near Union Station

 Kansas City’s Union Station is a fully restored 1914 landmark — a bustling center for culture, education, and entertainment, and the second largest working train station in the country. With changing exhibitions and theater performances, the halls of this 850,000-square-foot space are filled with locals and tourists alike. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

Reno/Tahoe Roadtrip: 4-Day Itinerary

Experience the Reno-Tahoe Territory, a vast and diverse region of high desert valleys, majestic tree-lined mountains, and crystal-clear lakes. There’s no other place in the world that can claim the beauty of Lake Tahoe, the action and adventure of the “Biggest Little City in the World,” the rich history of the Comstock Lode, or the…

10 Relaxing Wellness Retreats For Women

Women seek out retreats for many reasons: to create lasting memories, to disconnect from everyday stressors, to reconnect with the parts of themselves that are sometimes forgotten. Retreats are also a chance to immerse ourselves in natural beauty while achieving physical, mental, and spiritual goals. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

The Best Food In DeKalb County, Georgia

The Southern states are known for barbecue, fried chicken, and sweet tea, and DeKalb County, part of the Atlanta Metro area, puts its own spin on these and other Southern favorites. Plus, with an extremely diverse population along the Buford Highway, you’ll find some of the best authentic ethnic dishes, many with a Southern twist….