Having some business to do just outside Nashville, we decided to spend the weekend....but not downtown.
We prefer the West End, so the Loews Vanderbilt was our choice for three nights (no weekend conventions, so we got upgraded to a lovely two room suite on the eleventh floor....that's living in sytle
on the top floor).
The Concierge Lounge is a great place to have a light breakfast (eggs benedict one morning) and a cup or two of freshly brewed
Recently during a business trip to Santa Monica, I reading an article in Los Angeles Magazine [/i]entitled WEEKEND GETAWAYS 2008, which focused on a list of ideas for weekend escapes..one in particular caught my eye:
SUGGESTION[/b]# 11 Eating Apple Pie in Julian
Settled in 1869 by a former slave who struck gold, with a Main Street thats precious without being mushy, the mountain hamlet of Julian (about an hour northeast of San Diego) resists the clichs of a tourist town. Skip the omnipresent
CRITICAL POINTS:THE KEATING HOTEL
IS NOT for everyone!
IS PERECT for those who know what they want!
This was a BLEISURE add-on event,
three unbelievable evenings at The Keatingthanks to a great LL auction.
Several on-line reviews (a couple came up on tripadvisor.com), created a cautious approachafter all when seasoned travelers complain about no shower doors & water on the floor, not enjoying quiet evenings,
For us, Mexico can be a captivating and serene travel destination (inspired by explorations dating back to undergraduate university days). We have gradually begun favoring the less populated interior states rather than the more frequently visited coastal destinations. Moving inland and upward to the higher plateaus we enjoy the smaller towns filled with more traditional surroundings.
After some research, we decided Morelia would make a good starting point for a journey.
.......as we'reapproaching the mid-point of 2008, we'vebeen professionally diagnosedas morphing intoBLEISURE travelers(new term in our personal lexicon). A friend in the travel industry enlightened us last evening,during after dinner conversations, that BLEISUREtravel is becoming a more prolific trend (shocking to think were part of a prolific trend).
BLEISURE, we were informed, is the blending or extending of business travel with leisure travel..becoming more common today with rising fuel
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