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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Cleveland: The Forest City Rocks

 Named “The Forest City” in 1834, Cleveland, Ohio has a deep pipeline of history. Located on the southern shore of ...
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Choo Choo Hotel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Chattanooga: The Scenic City Is Ready for New Visitors

Tucked between mountains and the Tennessee River, Chattanooga is one of America’s most breathtaking cities and has garnered the nickname “Scenic ...
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The Parlor, a room at the Siren Hotel in Detroit.

Bleisure Travel in Detroit: Mix Business and Pleasure

Bleisure travel is quickly becoming the newest popular trend among young professionals. The idea is simple - you have to ...
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The Guest House at Graceland, Memphis Tennessee.

Memphis Has Hotels of All Stripes for Travelers

Memphis is the home of Elvis Presley, the blues, and the best barbeque around, and the city is building new ...
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Discounted Excursions from Metro North Railroad

Discounted Excursions from Metro North Railroad

If you’re looking for an exciting trip to take for less, Metro-North Railroad is offering a discounted getaway to see ...
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Boston's Harbor Islands: Not the Vineyard But Worth a Visit

Boston’s Harbor Islands: Not the Vineyard But Worth a Visit

While you’ve probably heard of the immensely popular Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket islands in Massachusetts, there are some other wonderful ...
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Pythian Market is a European-style food market, with 14 different eateries and tables people can sit at and share, in downtown New Orleans, Lousiana. Pythian Market photos.

Pythian Market in New Orleans: A New Foodie Mecca

A new foodie endeavor has opened its doors in New Orleans’ Pythian Building. The Pythian Market Food Collective has become ...
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Cooling off in style at the new Great Wolf Waterpark in Atlanta.

Georgia Hotels: Sweet Spots To Stay in the Peach State

In recent years, the hotel industry in the state of Georgia has dramatically upped the ante, with developers continuously working on ...
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Best online hotel booking site Bonwi

Bonwi Getting Noticed for Its High Points Returns

Naturally we think you should you Bonwi for your hotel bookings so you can get a higher payback on points ...
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The iconic TWA Terminal at JFK is being transformed into a mid-century modern inspired hotel.

TWA Hotel: Bringing Back the Glory Days of Aviation to JFK

The John F. Kennedy Airport in New York is receiving a new addition to its landmark former TWA Terminal. The ...
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The new AC Hotel Laguna Beach, southern California.

Southern California’s Newest Hotels for Visitors

Southern California has been one of the most popular and exciting vacation destinations in the United States for decades. With ...
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Hudson Yards Manhattan New York City

New York City: Hudson Yards Brings It–Big Time!

When you think of New York City, what are the first images that come to your mind? You may be ...
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Miami Beach and Sunny Isles

The Hotel Zones of Miami Beach, Florida

These days, South Beach in Miami is a glamor hub, a playground for the fit and sexy. It's one of ...
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The dramatic Four Seasons Hotel and Residences on Lake Pontchartrain, New Orleans.

New Orleans Gets a New Children’s Museum and a Four Seasons Too

Exciting developments are coming to New Orleans, Louisiana in the next few years. New Orleans is officially becoming home to ...
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Hyatt Place no breakfast for you

The Small Carrot and Big Stick of Branded Hotel Loyalty Programs

What if when you checked into the Doubletree Hotel they said you could only take a cookie if you filled ...
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Neon Museum in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Boasts a New Hockey Team

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas– except for Vegas’ new hockey team which just entered the National Hockey League ...
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Honolulu's Best State Park

Honolulu’s Best State Park

When you think of the perfect beach getaway, you think tropical weather, white sand, and turquoise waters. Throw in some ...
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The Andaz Resort in Scottsdale, outside of Phoenix, Arizona: The ideal getaway for winter.

In Scottsdale, the Andaz Resort Will Erase Your Winter Blues

There comes a time each winter, sometimes even all the way into early spring, that the Northeast or Midwestern winter ...
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cash in Bonwi points for flights

What You Can Get for 10,000 Points on Bonwi

When you sign up for Bonwi for the first time, you get 1,500 points automatically. Right there that's worth $15 ...
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Lollapolooza in Chicago in 2016.

Chicago’s Lollapalooza Is a Summer Highlight

After surviving at least six months of brutally chilling winds, Chicagoans are gifted with euphoric blue skies and steamy temperatures ...
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McMenamin's Grand Lodge, Forest Grove, Oregon

McMenamin’s Has Cornered the Weird and Wonderful Hotel Category

Ask anyone who lives in Portland, or Seattle, and they'll probably know what the name McMenamin stands for.  It's two ...
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Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival in Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta is Full of Festivals This Summer

Festival season is in full-spring in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. Go down south to the Peach State to embrace some ...
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Hyatt resort near Fort Myers

Most Loyalty Rewards Programs Are Really Only for Road Warriors

A recent travel trade article on airline and hotel reward loyalty rewards programs pointed out a clear trend: for most ...
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Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels In The World

Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels In The World

When comparing high-end hotels around the globe, there's luxury and then there’s luxury. This week's Travel Tip Tuesday explores the ...
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Jazz musicians in New Orleans. Ann Banks photo.

New Orlean’s Jazz Fest Is a Great Reason to Visit The Big Easy

Time to start planning for Jazz and Heritage Fest which is just around the corner, so why not head down ...
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airlines don't deserve loyalty

Why Convertible Reward Points Are Better Than Airline Miles

In case you haven't noticed, the U.S. airlines don't care much about you as a customer. Even the people who ...
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30+ hotel brands to keep track of with Marriott

Can We Really Keep Up With All These Hotel Brands?

Quick - if you have 30,000 Starwood or Marriott points, at which of their brands can you probably stay one ...
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Portlandia, the female symbol of the city of Portland, atop a downtown building.

Portland, Oregon: A City of Bikers, Transit Lovers and Artists

Portland, Oregon, is a city that gets quite a bit of good buzz.  Perhaps that's because of where I live, ...
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Tampa Bay beach resort

The Hotel Zones of Tampa Bay, Florida

Tampa Bay's airport is often filled with families and couples on a getaway trip to sun and fun in Florida ...
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earning loyalty points Las Vegas

Rewards Points Battle: PointsHound vs. Bonwi

Who is going to get you to a free flight faster: PointsHound or Bonwi? We say the best way to ...
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Florida beach from Orlando

A Trip to Chilly Chicago Can Pay for Sunny Miami Beach

When you're planning your 2018 travels, think a little harder about what spending money on a hotel room and a ...
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San Diego: What's New In California's Southernmost City?

San Diego: What’s New In California’s Southernmost City?

San Diego is well-known for its beaches, great weather, and not-so-great football team, the lowly Chargers.  But, the So-cal city ...
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Top Winter Villages

Top Winter Villages

Do you become active and engaged during winter months, or do you prefer to hibernate? Do you like to shop, ...
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The most important number besides the cost of the room are the Bonwi points rewards!

A San Francisco Getaway: How Do the Points Compare?

I'm getting ready to head out to the west coast in April, and so, the first place I visited was ...
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Bonwi Points Now Include Amazon Gift Cards for Hotel Stays

Bonwi Points Now Include Amazon Gift Cards for Hotel Stays

Amazon Gift Cards!?    Bloomingdale's Gift Cards?!  Now THAT's getting rewarded, Bonwi style. No other booking site can match the ...
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IHG Hotel Willard Intercontinental in DC

Reward Points Battle: IHG Rewards Club vs. Bonwi

We say that Bonwi gives you a better loyalty points payback than any hotel booking site out there, but what ...
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Las Vegas hotel rewards

Reward Points Battle: Hotels.com vs. Bonwi

If you use Bonwi to book your hotel stays, you're probably going to earn a big reward payback much faster ...
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Hanauma Bay

In Honolulu, Hawaii, Don’t Miss a Trip to Hanauma Bay State Park

If you find yourself traveling to Honolulu Hawaii, there are usually a couple reasons why. Including, (but of course not ...
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Nashville's Culinary Secrets Revealed

Nashville’s Culinary Secrets Revealed

If the sweet smell of chicken and waffles isn’t enough to make you pack up your things and head down ...
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Florida beach from Orlando

The 5 Best Florida Beaches Easily Reached From Orlando

People fly from all over the world to go to Orlando, home of Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios amusement ...
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The huge NASCAR track in Daytona Florida. You can ride in one of these cars!

Daytona Beach Racing: Getting Behind the Wheel

There is only one place you can go to truly experience the thrill of American racing, and that place is ...
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Glacier viewing boat trip Alaska

5 of the Best Excursions from Anchorage, Alaska

Few cities anywhere in the world have such spectacular scenery within a few hours’ drive or train ride as Anchorage, ...
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Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon

Hit These 5 National Parks on a Road Trip From Las Vegas

Las Vegas is North America's center for glitz, glamor, and gambling. Unlike other casino centers such as Macau or Monte ...
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Instead of lurching down Bourbon Street, discover the swamps outside of New Orleans on a night tour!

New Orleans, LA: What’s Going on Louisiana’s Biggest City?

New Orleans has always been party central while at the same time, is loaded with historical significance. It may be ...
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Summer Dog Sledding Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska: Go Dogsledding in Summer

The first thing you probably think of when someone says dog sledding is snow, correct? What if I told you ...
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America's Best Beaches

America’s Best Beaches

Ask true beach lovers to name their favorite expanse of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides ...
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Discovery Cove in Orlando has flamingoes, emus, and many other animals and things to enjoy with your family.

Orlando, FL: Attractions to Experience this Summer other than Disney World

Orlando is home to a whole bunch of theme parks, including the two massive compounds of Disney World and Universal ...
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How to Beat the Heat in Phoenix, Arizona

How to Beat the Heat in Phoenix, Arizona

Whether you like it or not, if you’re visiting Phoenix or are a lifelong resident, you are going to have ...
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name brand shopping Orlando

The Best Shopping Experiences in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida is best known for its theme parks, of course, but many visitors take some time to find a ...
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The Hotel Zones of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Hotel Zones of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Atlantic Ocean coastal city of Fort Lauderdale is part of a 23-mile stretch of beach in Broward County, so ...
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Phoenix's Desert Botanical Garden Is a Must-Visit

Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden Is a Must-Visit

Searching for the ideal summer vacation in Phoenix but not sure where to start? Seeing that it is located on ...
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Explore the Distilleries and Breweries of Washington, D.C.

Explore the Distilleries and Breweries of Washington, D.C.

Want to sample some local hooch after you visit the Smithsonian and snap photos of D.C.'s monuments? Here's a rundown ...
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San Diego: Summer Happenings in America's Finest City

San Diego: Summer Happenings in America’s Finest City

The beautiful city of San Diego, California is playing host to a whole smorgasbord of events ranging from international soccer ...
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How to Hit the Savings Jackpot in Las Vegas

How to Hit the Savings Jackpot in Las Vegas

An experienced gambler can tell you how to avoid getting fleeced at the Las Vegas casino tables, but there are ...
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Gulliver's Gate Brings the World in Miniature to Times Square

Gulliver’s Gate Brings the World in Miniature to Times Square

You can pay a visit to Times Square in Manhattan, New York any day and you will surely be bombarded ...
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Nashville, Tennessee: New Attractions in the Music City

Nashville, Tennessee: New Attractions in the Music City

Erase any negative preconceived notions you have about Nashville because this southern city has a lot going on. Whether you’re ...
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New York Is Getting the Wheel of the Century

New York Is Getting the Wheel of the Century

New York City has always been the top destination for tourists both near and far, but the upcoming tourist opportunities ...
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This summer, celebrate the 50th anniversary of 1967's Summer of Love in San Francisco!

San Francisco Never Forgot the Summer of Love

San Francisco's 50th Summer of Love Festival is quickly approaching as summer is upon is.  In the heart of one ...
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The view of the Jefferson Memorial from a paddleboat Washington's Tidal basin. Max Hartshorne photo.

Washington DC Shines, Despite Today’s Politics

I'm just back from a trip to Washington, DC, where the beauty of the city and the energy of its ...
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Yotel's unique beds fold up into couches, making a small room that much bigger.

Boston: Yotel Brings the Future of Lodging

In New York City, there is an incredibly modern and groundbreaking hotel called the YOTEL. This luxurious and futuristic hotel ...
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Poolside at the Hotel Zaza, a boutique property in Dallas, Texas.

Where to Stay and Play in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas is a cultural hotspot home to many sports teams, tons of history, and plenty of museums. Among these ...
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Beautiful hikes

America’s Most Beautiful Hikes

This Travel Tuesday we are highlighting some of the most beautiful hikes right here in the good ol' U.S. of ...
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The amphitheater at Chastain Park in Buckhead, Atlanta Georgia.

Atlanta’s Heart is in Buckhead

I asked my cousin, Pam Alexander, who has lived in Atlanta for many years, to share her favorite places in ...
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