Summerfest With a Side of Milwaukee

Largest music festival in the world

  Every time I mention going to Summerfest to anyone from the Midwest, I get an overwhelming positive response.  Since 1966 it has been a highly anticipated annual festival for music lovers living in or near Wisconsin.  This Milwaukee rite of passage is actually an affordable and fun travel destination for the rest of us too. What I […]

Elegance and entertainment at the Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Biltmore Gardens

Arizona Biltmore My stay at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona was a nice surprise. I was expecting austere and pricey, and what I got was elegant, comfortable and friendly.  The picturesque setting mimics the art deco design of Frank Lloyd Wright with a stunning natural backdrop of Camelback Mountain and Squaw Peak and there’s […]

Governor’s Island, NYC: Urban To Suburban In 10 Minutes

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By: Natasha Conklin James Having lived within the 23 square miles of Manhattan for the better part of the past 10 years, it might surprise you to know that I have not visited many of the spaces and places that make New York such an interesting and exciting destination – both to reside in and […]