Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

This year on Christmas, we decided to do something that I have never done before, which was have a non-relative cook for Christmas. Instead of hosting the holiday at our place, or traveling back to Chicago to spend the day at a relative’s home, we drove up to Santa Barbara for a few days. Since … More Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

The Beverly Hilton

Any hotel that advertises the time Angelina Jolie jumped into their pool after winning a Golden Globe is a hotel I want to check out. The Beverly Hilton is most known for all of the events they hold throughout the year, more so than being known for the actual hotel. They host events from the … More The Beverly Hilton

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

  Things To Know About the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center: Opryland is located in Nashville, Tennessee, although it is a little removed from the main attractions in downtown Nashville and along Honky Tonk Highway. I honestly preferred staying over in this section of Nashville, plus Opryland is right next door to the Grand … More Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

The Brown Hotel

As a hotel that regularly tops the list of best hotels in the state of Kentucky, The Brown Hotel should be a standout. While it may not have the same amenities, modern finishes, and cool factor as a lot of the newly built hotels, The Brown Hotel’s charm makes it unique. The hotel’s brown, simple … More The Brown Hotel

Park Vista Hotel

Lodging in the Gatlinburg area, including the neighboring town of Pigeon Ford, is limited to mostly motels, inns, and smaller chain hotels. However, sitting high above Gatlinburg, Tennessee, among the Great Smoky Mountains, you will find the Park Vista Hotel. The full name of this hotel is the Park Vista – A DoubleTree By Hilton, … More Park Vista Hotel

The Garland

Universal Studios Hollywood has a few hotels that they promote to visitors, but there is no official Universal Studio hotels(unlike Disneyland), but the Garland hotel definitely has a resort feel. The Garland hotel is not right up against Universal Studios Hollywood, and I would not suggest walking between the two locations since there is a … More The Garland