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  • Escaping Mardi Gras for Hogsmeade

    Escaping Mardi Gras for Hogsmeade

    Mardi Gras isn’t for everyone.  Between the crowds, the noise, and the parking problems, some folks like to pack up the car and get out of Dodge.  When it comes to...

  • The Biltmore Mystique

    The Biltmore Mystique

    The Story Behind Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arizona Biltmore If the Arizona Biltmore Hotel could talk, the old Grande Dame would probably sit you down in a cozy chair in...

  • The Little Easy in the Florida Panhandle

    The Little Easy in the Florida Panhandle

    It’s no big secret that the world envies New Orleans’ culinary largess. But we all know it takes more than a dash of Tabasco and some cayenne pepper to duplicate...

  • Vail: Taking the Scenic Route Towards Change

    Vail: Taking the Scenic Route Towards Change

    Just 15 feet. I’ve just made my last snowboarding run on the slopes of Vail and I’m 15 lousy feet short of having accumulated 25,000 vertical feet. At least,...

  • The Best Greens Down Under

    The Best Greens Down Under

    Far beyond the boundaries of the Big Easy there's a wonderful land that's always sunny and warm, that has amazing animals and sights for you to see, and where Christmas and...

  • One Ocean Resort: A Perfect Southern Destination for Relaxation

    One Ocean Resort: A Perfect Southern Destination for Relaxation

    The South presents a number of appealing options for vacationing, with its warm breezes drawing families, couples and wedding parties to bustling, dynamic cities like New Orleans,...

  • Limin on Nevis: The Island Less Travelled

    Limin on Nevis: The Island Less Travelled

    The phone rings.  It’s 7:45am, the front desk of the Four Seasons Nevis calling.   “Excellent news, Mr. Danzig,” a Nevisian accent (pronounced...

  • 7 Gems of San Fransisco

    7 Gems of San Francisco

    San Francisco is not a tourist town in the same way that, say, Las Vegas or Key West are tourist towns. But there are so many cool things to do in San Francisco, it has become one...

  • Key West to NOLA and Vice Versa

    Key West to NOLA and Vice Versa

    I arrived on the tarmac of EYW (the Key West airport code) in the only fashion acceptable for this tiny island: on a private jet. The last time (and my first time) that I visited...

  • Why Your Next Weekend Getaway Needs to Be Downtown Houston

    Why Your Next Weekend Getaway Needs to Be Downtown Houston

    With summer, aka HELL ON EARTH, in full swing here in the Big Easy, it seems we’re all looking for something original to do in the city-- something fun and exciting to...

  • New Orleans Attractions Beyond the French Quarter

    New Orleans Attractions Beyond the French Quarter

    Nearly 300 years old, the French Quarter in New Orleans most certainly deserves its distinction as one of America’s most beloved tourist destinations.  Oozing with...

  • Summer in Memphis

    Summer in Memphis

    Memphis is deceitful. Maybe that is their plan, to remain quiet and inconspicuous so that they can keep the city just the way they want it. Living in New Orleans can...

  • A Camping Trip of Errors: Palmetto Island Adventure

    A Camping Trip of Errors: Palmetto Island State Park Adventure

    Day 1 (March 28, 2016) “Camping is always an adventure. You never truly know what’s going to happen.” I had that thought in my mind while I was riding...

  • Summer by the San Francisco Bay

    Summer by the San Francisco Bay

    One of the greatest quotes that Mark Twain actually never uttered is the ever-so-famous quip, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." And while...

  • You say Sint Maarten; I say Saint-Martin

    You say Sint Maarten; I say Saint-Martin

    The Delightful Dutch/French Duality of a Caribbean Gem A nation divided.  Split personalities.  Strange bedfellows.  These are not the typical descriptions you...

  • A Spring Break for Adults

    A Spring Break for Adults

    Acting Your Age in Cancun The year was 1991.  A scrawny 20-year-old college sophomore (spoiler alert: it was me!) headed south of the border to Cancun, Mexico in search of...

  • Dolphins and Sea Turtles and Stingrays (Oh My

    Dolphins and Sea Turtles and Stingrays (Oh My)

    Up Close and Personal with the Cayman Islands  It’s not uncommon for vacations to bring out a person’s “wild side” but this is getting...

  • Hello Prague.  It's me, Kimmie.

    Hello Prague. It's me, Kimmie.

    Here’s a story about a freelance writer who packed up her life for the love of travel. Yes, I am that freelance writer who gave up many things to enjoy a life abroad. It...

  • Wynwood Walls: Miami's Street Art Mecca

    Wynwood Walls: Miami's Street Art Mecca

    During a recent trip to Miami, I set aside an afternoon to visit the renowned Wynwood Walls gallery, a free outdoor exhibit showcasing original works from some of the world's top...

  • 12 Hours in Tangier

    12 Hours in Tangier

    Tangier, in Morocco, is quite incredible to visit, if only for the culture shock. Whether flying, ferrying or driving into this city, odds are you are leaving a relaxed, drinking...

  • Following the Baja

    Following the Baja

    The audibles of “city life” in Baja are muted compared to the crushing sound of the Pacific’s waves and the massive wind in the desert’s low-lying...

  • Four Seasons Costa Rica: La Pura Vida

    Four Seasons Costa Rica: La Pura Vida

    Where the Wild Things Are Monkeys!  Monkeys! The bellman hasn’t quite gotten our bags into the hotel room before my 7-year-old, Zachary, starts hollering...

  • A Day in Champagne

    A Day in Champagne

     In full disclosure I will say that after my tour of the Pol Roger winery our hostess treated us to two bottles of 2006 Vintage, six Champagne flutes, and a complimentary...

  • Paris

    Paris

    Last time I was in Paris I was 21 years old so my objectives were quite...primitive. Eat, drink, meet people, etc. This trip, my goals were a bit more advanced yet followed a...

  • Return to St. Pete Beach:

    Return to St. Pete Beach

    Me, the Pink Lady and the Elusive Shark's Tooth It’s funny what the mind remembers. Most memories of my childhood are vague and translucent; an MTV-style quick edit of...

  • Panama by Accident

    Panama by Accident!

    When it comes to “Throwback Thursday”, I am always eager to post pictures of my previous travels. I mean, why not reminisce on one of the best times in my life? And...

  • David Danzig Aruba

    A is for Aruba

    I shuffle into the elevator at the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino in Aruba.  It's late afternoon and after a long day at the beach with my wife and son and I have...

  • Madrid: The P.D.A. City

    Madrid: The P.D.A. City

    Paris was but a keystroke away.  The whole trip was set up—a quick, fun, romantic and far away getaway with the wife.  Everything was loaded on the travel...

  • david Danzig serenbe

    Serenbe

    Serenbe...It’s Not Just For Weekends Anymore          I’m standing outside of the goat pen at The Inn at Serenbe, the burgeoning bucolic...

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