October 2013


Daytona Beach: More Than Motorcycles and NASCAR

By Shawndra Russell The Daytona Beach area has plenty of biker bars slinging the megabreweries’ yellow fizz, but there are a surprising number of bars and restaurants that just say no to bland and feature plenty of great choices. Here’s…






US Airways Fall Kickoff Promotion – earn more points

Somehow I missed the announcement of this US Airways promotion. (I must have been sleeping!) If you fly US Airways already, and missed the announcement of this promo, now’s a good time to sign up. Fall Kickoff – touchdown with…


Starwood Adds New Property In Thailand

HUA HIN, Thailand– Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced its world-renowned Sheraton brand has expanded its footprint in Thailand with the opening of Sheraton Hua Hin Pranburi Villas in Prachuap Khirikhan, a province famed for its sandy coastline and popular resort towns…


Living Social Travel Escapes – 10% Off, Two Days Only

Have you ever taken a Living Social Travel Escape?  I’ve booked a hotel through the Living Social Travel Escape deals and sometimes you can find a gem!  For two days only, Living Social is offering 10% off Travel Escapes. Use…


Jacksonville: Florida’s Best Beer City?

By Guest Blogger, Shawndra Russell Jacksonville has become a beer mecca in recent years thanks to nearly a dozen brewers getting crafty and a slew of bars and restaurants catering to the craft beer crowd. For an educational and introductory…



One thing I hope American Does Not Change About US Airways

Earlier today MJ, Marshall Jackson on Travel, wrote “Three Things I Hope US Airways Doesn’t Change About American.” I love MJs take on US Air 99.9% of the and I don’t disagree with this latest post either. His post inspired…


A Unique Night on Top of Paris

By Guest Blogger Shawndra Russell For our 5-year anniversary, my husband and I decided to plan a whirlwind vacation through Europe, hitting six countries (France, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech, Austria and Germany) in nine days. Yet, one night stands out more…


Coast to Coast: Bakeries Worth Seeking Out

By Guest Blogger, Shawndra Russell San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery & Cafe is famous for its amazing bread, dolled out to raving fans at 4:30pm and sold out within the hour each day. The atmosphere is controlled chaos—filled with locals catching…


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Halls Chophouse Charleston – Review

After a marathon of dinners during restaurant week we spent Saturday night at Halls Chophouse.  Halls is one of my favorite spots in Charleston and I was anticipating an exceptional meal and experience. The night started with the calamari which…