Places to Stay

Kicking Back on Anna Maria Island

by Terry Conway Tucked along the teal-colored Gulf of Mexico, Anna Maria Island sits on a tiny spindle of land at the mouth of Tampa Bay. There is no grand dame hotel, no sprawling wildlife preserve,  no historic waterfront. The island is dominated by palm trees and low-slung Crayola-colored beach cottages and scores of renovated …

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Rhinebeck: Jewel of the Hudson Valley

By Terry Conway In “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Washington Irving tells the fearsome tale of the gangly, superstitious, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane being menaced by a mighty headless horseman on a lonely night ride. Readers of Irving’s evocative prose will be pleased to learn that the lush landscape of the Hudson Valley Irving once described …

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Philadelphia’s Hotel Monaco Offers a Perfect Blend of Old & New

 Story by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva Interior Photos by: Chris Molina for Kimpton Hotels Exterior Photo by: Gensler Location, Location, Location.  With rooms that offer views of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, street-side dining, a hip rooftop lounge and an array of unique amenities, the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, one of the Kimpton Hotels newest …

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JOINING THE INN CROWD

By Emily Grey, contributing writer Thinking about becoming an innkeeper? Are you seriously considering owning and operating a small inn? If so, you should consider attending Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia (BBA V) annual conference. Each January, veteran innkeepers and travel professionals share invaluable information at an all-day Aspiring Innkeepers Seminar. Renowned guest speakers …

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