A weekend escape to Dallas’ timeless Adolphus Hotel is a welcome revival of the lost art of service, wrapped in a blanket of history. And some good ‘ole Texas tall-tales too! by Laurette M. Veres This lone star landmark, built by beer baron, Adolphus Busch in 1912, is on the National Register of Historic Places. … Continue reading Dallas

El Mangroove | Autograph Collection | Costa Rica

Relaxation is inevitable at this Autograph Hotel by Vicky Dill   Upon entering the private grounds of El Mangroove, an Autograph Collection Hotel, guests are immediately aware that they’ve entered a higher realm of sophistication. Strong, meandering trees, stand majestically in the entrance and define the wicked style of all that is El Mangroove. The … Continue reading El Mangroove | Autograph Collection | Costa Rica

Big Cedar Lodge

Bass Pro Shop founder is reengineering golf. He feels less people are playing the game because it takes too much time to complete a round. He teamed up with Jack Nicklaus to create Top of the Rock, a world-class, nine-hole par 3 course. The challenging track has deep bunkers, perfect greens and incredible views. The PGA now hosts … Continue reading Big Cedar Lodge


When Texans leave our great state, we are looking for something different. Specifically, Texans crave a change in scenery and what could be more different than the majestic snowcapped mountains of Utah. Whether you plan your wedding during ski season or prefer the warmer months, Utah abounds with truly awe-inspiring mountain views and worldclass lodging. … Continue reading Snowbasin


Franklin, Tennessee Its quaint Main Street and Civil War history makeFranklin one of America’s hidden gems. Do you love spending Saturdays on the couch watching Hallmark movies? Then visit Franklin, Tennessee, a picture-perfect Americana town. So perfect several Hallmark movies have been filmed here. The local bookstore, Landmark Booksellers, inspired the novel “The Bridge” which … Continue reading Franklin