weekend getaways

Weekend Getaway: Portland, Maine

by Jenni Ingersoll on August 17, 2016

A visit to Maine has been on my wish list of travel destinations since reading Patricia McLachlan’s, Sarah, Plain and Tall. When I learned we were relocating to New England, I have to admit one of my first thoughts was ‘Maine, here I come!’. Portland is located in the southern portion of the state along the coast of Casco Bay. With […]


Cincinnati: A Hot Year-Round Travel Destination

by Greg Seiter on October 28, 2013

Even after the season’s final pitch has been thrown and the Great American Ballpark’s last hot dog and bag of peanuts have been sold, there’s much to do, see, and experience during a weekend getaway to Cincinnati. A Major League Baseball-crazed southwestern Ohio city that’s inviting, no matter the time of year, Cincinnati is also […]


The Las Vegas Mancation

by Greg Seiter on July 24, 2011

Aria Hotel & Casino Las Vegas at night

In the 2009 movie “The Hangover,” three groomsmen and their soon-to-be-wed friend proved that even unexpected adventure can lead to great times and wonderful memories in Las Vegas. In fact, with its elaborately-themed hotels, casino games and nightclubs, the Las Vegas Strip, in particular, is a popular choice for bachelor and bachelorette parties alike. However, […]


Life’s a Beach on Galveston Island, Texas

by Christina Uticone on June 1, 2011

Did you know that a relaxing beach vacation is just one hour away from the city of Houston, Texas? It’s true! Galveston Island is just 54 miles down I-45 South, and if you beat the traffic you can be on the beach in just sixty minutes! No matter where you stay on the island you […]


LA Weekend Getaway: San Luis Obispo

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 12, 2011

Avila Beach Pier

If you’re looking to escape the big city vibe of LA, San Luis Obispo County is a scenic three and a half hour drive up the coast making it close enough, yet far enough away, for a long weekend getaway. San Luis Obispo County includes the communities of Avila Beach, Cambria, Cayucos, Los Osos, Nipomo, […]