Join Me in Great Britain as I Discover #unexpectedGB

I’m on my way to England as you read this and when I land I’ll have one night in London before heading off to explore Hampshire, New Forest and The Cotswolds! If you’ve never been, this is the chance to live vicariously and get some ideas for your own trip.

What will I be doing? Read on to find out…

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A Luxurious Stay in Florence with #spglife

I had a good feeling about the experience I might have in Italy with Starwood Preferred Guest, checking out the hotels chosen to be 2014 Member Favorites properties by my fellow members because as a member myself, I’m accustomed to being well treated during my stay at Starwood properties. That being said, I didn’t know how good the experience was going to be.

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Come Along with Me to Italy as I Explore with #spglife

I’ve been to Italy before, but I’ve never been to Italy like I will be going to Italy starting this weekend with Starwood and their Starwood Preferred Guest [SPG] member program. SPG just released the 2014 SPG® Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List — based on SPG Ratings & Reviews and hotel feedback surveys from members around the world — and I will be visiting three of the properties that were awarded with places on that list.

As I travel, I will be learning more about the SPG® Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List.

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*** The properties I will be a guest in are featured on the SPG® Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List in the category of The Ultimate 10. ***

Other categories include Best Golf Getaways, Best Beach & Island Retreats, Best Winter Escapes, Best Family Adventures, Best City Experiences, Best Exotic Excursions, Best Small Luxuries, New & Noteworthy, Top 10 China and Top 10 USA Resorts. For a complete list of the winners, visit the site SPG® Member Favorite Hotels & Resorts List.

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How to Spend A Fall Weekend in Massachusetts

Having been born and raised in Vermont, I’m rather partial to New England in the Fall. While I don’t love winter these days, or being cold enough to need more than a sweater — I do love a good crisp, fall morning where I can just see my breath but the sunlight turns the trees into liquid gold and warms my face in the process. Preferably I will also have hot cider in my hands and be on my way to some donuts or pumpkin pie…

So when Massachusetts invited me to spend two nights enjoying the changing leaves in their lovely state I thought that was the perfect way to return to my roots. Just one notch shy of actually enjoying the splendid autumn color in my native Vermont.

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Where to Stay in Vegas: Aria Resort & Casino Sky Suites

I recently had the pleasure of being a guest of MGM Resorts in Las Vegas so I could see what #HowWeVegas means to them, and during that experience I was finally able to understand what all the fuss over Las Vegas is truly about. Since I don’t gamble, every time I had traveled to the city before it had been only for specific work projects. I’d never thought of it as a place I could go to just to indulge and relax.

I stayed at ARIA Resort & Casino in their Sky Suites. But don’t let the casino part throw you. There is A LOT to enjoy at Aria besides gambling.

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