Fort Lauderdale: Miami’s Fun Aunt

View from B Ocean Fort Lauderdale

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Views, views and more views. The B Ocean Fort Lauderdale is aimed at large parties and families at a reasonable cost, but it doesn’t feel like it. The hip interior, well-appointed clean rooms and beachside location are ideal for couples, girls/guys getaways and families. Not only does it saddle up to miles […]

Top 10 Reasons to go on a Backroads Trip – Enhance Your Life With Active Travel

Our group walked over The Golden Gate Bridge and back to our hotel - Cavallo Point Lodge (Photo credit: Melissa Curtin)

Recently, I went on a weeklong journey with Backroads, the world’s #1 active travel company. Their California Winter Fit Multisport Trip took our small group from the snowy mountains of Tahoe (Sugar Bowl Ski Resort) to the wine country of Sonoma to the idyllic marina town of Sausalito ending our adventure in sensational San Francisco. […]

Fourteen things to do in Haunted Colorado

Iconic Stanley Hotel

October is here and so is Halloween when some people believe the “spirits” are more accessible. I visited Colorado and found 14 things to do in Haunted Colorado: 1. Visit, and, if you are brave enough, stay in Onaledge Bed and Breakfast  in Manitou Springs, home of 26 hot springs and known as the hippy […]

Murphys: Hidden Gem in California

Sunset at Villa Vallecito Vineyards

Nothing excites me more when traveling than finding an off-the-beaten path gem. When I can say a destination and get a response from others like, “where is that?!” I’m in… Murphys, California proved to be that and more. The picturesque village in Calaveras County, 2.5 hours drive from San Francisco off Highway 4 East, offers […]

The Lakeview Cemetery

Lakeview Cemetery

Founded in 1869, the Lakeview Cemetery is a non-profit, rural-garden burial ground bordering University Circle in East Cleveland. More than 106,000 people are buried and cremated in the 285-acre lot. Burial plots range from the notable, 20th U.S. president James Garfield and philanthropist/financier John D. Rockefeller (both Cleveland natives) to many chief local public officials […]

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Tan-Kili-Lep

Michaela Guzy, Founder of OhThePeopleYouMeet.com on the top of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. As with most events in my life, how I ended up 19,341 vertical feet in the air at the top of Kilimanjaro, was due to a chance encounter.  In October 2011, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Adventure Travel Trade Association’s Annual Summit […]

High-flying adventure with Navitat Canopy Tours

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I have to start this post by stating that I am not an “outdoorsy” kind of girl. My idea of camping is a hotel with no mini-bar. That being said, when Johnny told me Navitat was hosting a press tour, I jumped at the chance to check it out. I really had no clue what […]

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 […]