Category: Featured Lodging

Château Mcely: A forest retreat in CZ

An amazing hideaway from the city rush of Prague is the picturesque central Bohemian village of Mcely. Resting upon a bluff overlooking Mcely is the five-star Chateau Mcely hotel, owned by James and Inez Cusumano. The Chateau is a perfect destination for romantic getaways, a spa break, weddings and also...

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Novotel Hotel in Prague

While in Prague recently I stayed at the Novotel Hotel, which we found to be a very hip and contemporary place to hang our hat for a few days. The location is quite good as well, just a short walk to the famed Wenceslas Square, where the National Museum is...

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Wyndham Grand in Hangzhou

When I arrived in Hangzhou, China for the start of the 2015 Hangzhou Global Tour, I was simply thrilled to be staying at the Wyndham Grand Plaza Royale. The Wyndham Grand properties are the finest and highest level within the Wyndham System. The lobby and the accommodations are best described...

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Fabulous Four Seasons in Scottsdale, AZ

It was way back in 1940 when cosmetics mogul Elizabeth Arden opened the doors to Maine Chance Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, which set the stage for the city east of Phoenix to become well-known for its high-end spas, resorts and retreats. The Maine Chance Spa was a sanctuary for local...

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Tubac and namesake resort captivate visitors

Nestled in the high desert of the Santa Cruz Valley, in the shadow of the Santa Rita Mountains, lies one of the earliest settlements in the state of Arizona. Tubac was established way back in 1752 as a Spanish presidio. However today, artists are more prevalent than a military men....

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Mountain Ranch Resort

The Grand Canyon State of Arizona is an amazing place and its diversity never ceases to amaze me. Like a lot of folks from the Valley of the Sun, I try to escape the summer heat as often as I can. Thankfully, the pilgrimage is only a couple hours north...

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Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast, the nectar of Tucson

As you travel just six or seven miles northwest of downtown Tucson, Arizona, you’ll find yourself in a sparsely populated area in the foothills of the majestic Tucson Mountains—here, is where I discovered the marvelous Blue Agave Bed and Breakfast. The Blue Agave is situated on fifteen acres and is...

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Cozy Cactus: Not fancy…just fabulous

Cozy Cactus is a wonderful bed and breakfast located in the Village of Oak Creek, not far from Sedona, Arizona. Heading north on Hwy 179 toward Sedona, the landscape is similar to that of the drive from Phoenix. However, just a few miles after you round a bend in the...

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Best of 2013

This is the fourth annual Mike's Road Trip "Best Of" list. As usual, there were many worthy contenders. While I'm sorry some did not make it, I'm confident I've chosen the best-of-the-best. Click on any of the links below to be taken to posts, pictures and/or videos of my experience....

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Las Vegas KOA at Circus Circus

At the helm of a 27' motorhome rented at El Monte RV, I headed into the heart of Sin City en route to a spot that I'd call my home base for the week. While there’s an abundance of lodging choices when staying in Vegas, there’s only one place for...

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The Trumbull House…A New England hide-a-way

One of the fascinating features about staying at a B&B is that there is always a story…whether that of the structure, or, of the innkeeper(s).  I recently discovered the oldest bed and breakfast in Hanover, New Hampshire, which is home to the Ivy League’s Dartmouth College.  Just a few miles...

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