Food

Dining, restaurants, culinary experiences

The Stella

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Who wouldn’t want to stay in the heart of Kenosha in the 100-year-old home of The Stella Hotel & Ballroom? This former Kenosha Elks Club built in 1919 has been renovated to its current beauty. Thanks to the Kenosha CVB, my friend Annie Jansen and I were provided lodging in one of 12 Heritage Suites! […]

Syracuse History

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The middle of May brought me to Syracuse, New York. I traveled here for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) Conference. It took place May 15-18, 2019. While at this event I had a chance to learn some amazing history about the wonderful town of Syracuse, New York. Salt History in Syracuse Syracuse is […]

Upper Story Tour

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For years I’ve wanted to attend the Downtown Springfield Upper Story tour to see what the story of some of the upper stories were all about! This year was the 19th year the tour was held. My sister Debbie and I decided we would check out the six buildings on tour. Dining! Deciding on an […]

Meridian Mississippi

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There is a lot of good things about Meridian, Mississippi! The first would be the Soule Steam Feed Works Industrial Heritage Museum, the last intact steam engine factory. The second would be Weidman’s restaurant, which we heard is the oldest restaurant in the state. Both wonderful experiences I had this past February. Soule Steam Feed […]

Luxe at the Goldmoor Inn!

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The Goldmoor Inn is tucked away in the hills south of charming Galena, Illinois. This castle like Inn exudes romance and it was the perfect place to celebrate our 39th anniversary! We were hosted for this amazing experience! The Drive The drive itself was a fun experience once we left the highway and took the […]