Historic Sites

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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St. Augustine – Old World Charm in the Sunshine State

  Story by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva     We were seated on the front veranda of the Casablanca Inn in St. Augustine, Florida, a perfect perch from which to view panoramic Matanzas Bay, the passing boats, and the many pedestrians enjoying a romantic stroll along the waterfront. We had checked in to the inn and decided that …

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