Country Inn & Suites launches complete new design Jan22

Country Inn & Suites launches complete new de...

Country Inn & Suites is no longer the “rocking chair on the front porch” brand that you’ve known since 1989. With the ribbon cutting of the newest Country Inn & Suites in Springfield, Illinois, the brand has made a significant leap into the future with a new look and new logo mark. “It’s a fresh look for a new generation of travelers” says Scott Meyer, Senior Vice-President, Midscale Brands, Americas. “You have to remember that when Country Inn & Suites started back in 1987, we didn’t know about the Internet or iPods. Back then, no one would have ever considered putting electrical outlets on headboards. Yet, today’s...

Blockade Runner, a beach resort for all four seasons May01

Blockade Runner, a beach resort for all four seaso...

Pounding surf or placid inland waters? Wandering on miles of beach or paddling for hours on smooth, clear waters? These are the type decisions one needs to make before picking an East Coast vacation destination. Well, they used to be. Head for Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina and if you stay at Blockade Runners, you don’t need to decide. Unique to Wrightsville Beach and just about everywhere else I can think of, this resort has both Atlantic Ocean beach frontage as well as their own inland beach and docks on the sound. A historic past Since 1897, vacationers have been coming to this address at the southern end of North Carolina’s coast....

Stay in Lyndhurst, NJ, if you’re visiting NYC Dec28

Stay in Lyndhurst, N...

One of the little secrets we learned many years ago, was that we could stay in New Jersey, while going to see all the sites in New York City. Just across the Hudson River, there are many hotels and motels that provide great service, for far less than you would pay in Manhattan. We just came...

Cleveland finally gets its first hostel Sep15

Cleveland finally ge...

For years and years, there’s been an effort to bring a real hostel to the Cleveland area.  Finally it is a reality. The Cleveland Hostel had their official grand opening on September 12.  With Mayor Frank Jackson, Councilman Joe Cimperman, and a host of dignitaries in attendance,...

Luxury in London Dec15

Luxury in London

Tired of small European rooms?  If you are in London, you simply must try a night at Landmark London If you had taken a train into London in 1899, you would haveundoubtedly booked a hotel room at Landmark London, which celebrated its grandopening that year.  Rail was a gloriousway to travel...

South Bass Island – getaway for a day, a week or a month Jun20

South Bass Island – ...

Escaping to the islands has such a romantic sound, and yetit’s such an easy and inexpensive thing to do for those in the Midwest andcentral Canada. The Lake Erie Islands, roughly half-way between Cleveland andDetroit/Windsor offer something for vacationers of every stripe. To list all the...

Savannah, GA – a sinfully-splendid spring getaway Feb23

Savannah, GA –...

Spring comes early in the south, and for us Northerners it’s a great getaway, even if just for a long weekend. In a matter of hours after I leave Cleveland, I can bound off a plane, drop my coat and enjoy going for a walk again. Last year this time, Savannah, Georgia was my destination of...