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Independent, Classy & Strong: The Breakers, Palm Beach

There’s brunch, and then there’s brunch on the beach. It’s little details like this that make The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida stand the test of time – in fact, it has been an iconic hotel for more than one hundred years. A bow and smile from all the staff, fresh flowers everyday and perfectly crafted cocktails all set the tone for a glamorous and indulgent experience. As far as Palm Beach hotels go, this is the only one right on the water and near downtown. Check out this lineup:…

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The Beautiful La Bellasera – Paso Robles, CA

Does driving all day for hours and hours seem like a nightmare to you? No way Jose. Any chance I get I’m all about the open road, wind in my hair, cheesy music on full blast. Bring it. Even better when the destination is a high class hotel with a hot tub in the living room. After an adventure of a day sightseeing, exploring the Pacific Coast Highway and oh, getting engaged, I needed an epic nap to end all naps. Our stop next was Paso Robles, halfway between Monterey…

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Jake’s Whirlwind Block Island Tour Part One: Hotel Manisses

C/o Don & Suzan, Flickr

Jake’s back for a couple of posts about beautiful Block Island off the coast of Rhode Island, where there is a little something for everyone and incredible views year-round. Stepping off the ferry from Point Judith, Rhode Island onto Block Island, I see a cab driver and ask him where I can find “Hotel Manassas”. He quickly points out that it is “man-i-sees” – duh, this 7 mile island is definitely not where two civil war battles were fought (Bull Run to us Northerners). Fortunately, in spite of my bad…

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New York City, An Old Friend: Hotel Americano Review

The city is well-known to me as I’ve visited a dozen times in my life, but it’s also my crazy, insane, unpredictable friend. Like that one you keep from college who’s still taking tequila shots and waking up next to strangers. It’s hilarious to catch up, hear their stories and maybe even indulge the old lifestyle a little, but man am I exhausted by the end and ready to go home. I covered The New York Times travel show last weekend for In The Know Traveler and was able to…

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