EXPERIENCING THESSALONIKI GREECE AND THE LUXURIOUS HOTEL OLYMPIA

My newest article is up on WanderWithWonder.com about my first day in Thessaloniki, Greece where we stay at the Olympia Hotel, ride bikes through the city and visit the White Tower.

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WANDERING BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: FIRST STAY AT THE CHRYSALIS INN & SPA

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. For my second day wandering Bellingham, Washington I discovered the Historic Fairhaven District with its charming 19th-century architecture and took a stroll on Taylor Boardwalk. I also stayed at another luxury waterfront hotel—The Chrysalis Inn & Spa—which travel journalist Patricia Schultz included in her book 1,000 Places To See Before…

EXPLORING BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON: FIRST STAY AT HOTEL BELLWETHER

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com.   The small city of Bellingham hugs the Washington coastline and nestles up to the craggy, snow-capped Cascade Range.  This bustling college town is only a two-hour drive from Seattle, and a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. When the opportunity to have a hosted two-day stay presented itself, I packed up…

LUXURY AND HISTORY AT THE JEFFERSON IN RICHMOND, VA

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. The Jefferson describes its historic five-star hotel in Richmond, VA as “authentically opulent” and “eternally relevant.” Built in 1895 by Lewis Ginter, a wealthy businessman who spent millions planning, constructing and furnishing the hotel, it is no surprise that The Jefferson earned a place on the National Register of Historic…

ESCAPE TO JACKSONVILLE BEACH: FLORIDA’S ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. What images come to mind when you think of Florida? Alligators? Hip-swinging dancers? Disney characters? What if I told you that a 50-minute drive from the city of Jacksonville is a dreamy place with miles of pristine beach and a 1920s boutique hotel with a rooftop terrace and an…