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A great aerial shot of the West Baden Springs Hotel. The dome at the West Baden Springs Hotel is truly breathtaking.  Once dubbed ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World,’ the dome and hotel were officially reopened to the public on September 15, 1902 after the entire structure burned to the ground in 1901.  It is…

 
 

A statue of the devious Pete Dye with a very appropriate quote. When the idea for a golf and gaming feature came up in our weekly Monday meeting a few months ago, Mac and I jumped at the chance to put our names next to it.  That meeting several months ago led us to this:…

 
 

My husband and I are in our early 30s and have a small child. We are not your normal group tour type, but we could be part of an untapped market. Most couples our age are working, raising a family and seriously strapped for time. Planning a long couples weekend or a family vacation can…

 
 

The Peabody Little Rock held a VIP chef’s dinner on Tuesday, highlighting the expertise of its culinary team while entertaining clients.  Members of the hotel’s executive committee, including General Manager Monte Hansen, and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted clients in town for the Small Market Meetings Conference and local clients from Arkansas…

 
 
 

Following a ferry ride that seemed as if it would never end, Amy and I found ourselves back in Athens, ready to cram every last bit of sightseeing into my last two days. I have no idea when, or even if, I would ever get a chance to make it back to Greece so I…

 

Cold Water and Hot Springs

Posted by guestcontributor in Greece on April 30, 2011

 
 

Amy and I decided to keep the ATV for another day, thinking that it would be much easier to be able to travel whenever we pleased as opposed to trying to plan our day around the limited bus schedule. We had reserved a spot on the 2:00 PM boat for the volcano and hot springs…

 
 
 

Despite not yet being the tourist season, Santorini is a pretty special place. The stark white buildings set against the red and tan earth are truly a sight to behold. When most people think of Greece, they imagine white buildings with blue shutters set atop cliffs and mountains. At least, that is what I had…

 

Three Days In Athens

Posted by guestcontributor in Greece on April 25, 2011

 
 

There is nothing quite like embarking on a full day of travel and having your long-lost girlfriend there to meet you on the other side of the world.  My girlfriend, Amy, has been studying in Athens, Greece, for almost three months and I decided several months ago that a vacation for me would be in…

 

A clear day in Rio

Posted by guestcontributor in South America on September 18, 2009

 
 

Guest bloggers Russ and Susan Rosenberry are owners of Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours. You can find the original blog from their 2008 cruise around South American here, or visit the company’s website at www.crus-sun.com.   Dec. 20 & 21 — When you get down to the last few days of a fairly…

 
 

Guest bloggers Russ and Susan Rosenberry are owners of Islands in the Sun Cruises and Tours. You can find the original blog from their 2008 cruise around South American here, or visit the company’s website at www.crus-sun.com.   Dec. 19 — When we arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina this morning, so had summer — with…