Couple Biking on Aviles Street

WEEKENDER: Exploring Historic St. Augustine

  Explore the Old World Charm of Historic St. Augustine By Ronda M. Parag   As the oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine offers more that 60...
JW Marriott Tampa

Ready for Luxury as JW Marriott Tampa Opens

It’s the crown jewel of hotels in Tampa Bay as the 519-room, 26-story, JW Marriott Tampa Water Street hotel opens Monday, Dec. 21, 2020....

Spooky Fun at Barbary Beach House in Key West

Join the Havana Cabana and Barbary Beach House for the island’s very first Spooky Season! From family friendly games and contests, to adult only...

Scalloping Season Opens In Crystal River

Enjoy some family fun this summer with a trip to Crystal River and a stay at the Plantation on Crystal River. Scalloping season has...

Summer Fun In Orlando

Summer time is here and families are ready to get out an explore. Orlando is now welcoming visitors with new expanded safety measures. Many...

Westgate Resorts Gives Back with WestgateCARES During COVID-19

  In the spirit of health and well-being, Westgate Resorts restarts their businesses & resorts with a program called WestgateCARES. The WestgateCARES program is the...

Weekender: Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort & Pier

Blast off to the space coast, while stepping back in time to feel the nostalgic past of Old Florida,  on the east coast of...

Calling All Parrot Heads & Parakeets

If you are a Jimmy Buffet fan and love the beach life, the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort provides the perfect escape without having to...

METRO Weekender: Experience Southern Hospitality

The Newly Re-Imagined Hotel Alba Discover a hidden oasis is tucked into Tampa’s Westshore Business District that has been completely transformed. The Hotel Alba, part...

Prestigious Moment For Tampa Marriott Water Street

The Tampa Marriott Water Street has received the coveted AAA Four Diamond designation, marking this the first time the property has received the rating. "We...

Elvis Presley’s Piano Unveiled

Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming It was a celebration, as part of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Nears Expansion Completion

  It’s been over a year in the making, but all the changes at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa are nearing completion. It...

METRO GETAWAYS: Island Adventure Awaits with Tropical Breezes and Desert Beauty in Aruba

  Getaway to Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino By Ronda M. Parag   Aruba is known as “One Happy Island” and on a recent trip to experience...
Wine tasting at Heidrun Meadery

Discover California’s Sonoma County

Wine Tours, Farm-to-Table Dinners and Northern California Fun By Ronda M. Parag   On a recent trip to tour unique destinations in Sonoma, California, I was reminded that...
Westgate Park City Resort & Spa dusk

Where Fresh Air Meets Fresh Opportunities

Park City, Utah | By Patricia A. Vorbrich When the Florida heat and humidity become too much for our residents, a mountain getaway to cooler...
Opal Sands Resort Gulf View

METRO Weekender: Paradise Unobstructed

  Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach   The views have changed over the years on Clearwater Beach, with many of the smaller mom and pop hotels...
Mexico’s Family Friendly All Inclusive Resort Experience - Hotel Riu Dunamar

Mexico’s Family Friendly All Inclusive Resort Experience – Hotel Riu Dunamar

By Ronda M. Parag   A recent visit to Cancun, Mexico brought me to what many are calling the next tourist destination in Mexico, Costa Mujeres....
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces Expansion

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Announces Expansion

It’s all fun and games as it was announced today that Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa plans nearly a $700 million expansion...

Arrive at The Perry Hotel Key West By Sea Plane

Looking for a great escape to relax and enjoy Memorial Day this year without all the hassle of a big crowd and noise? Check...
Hammock Beach Resort

METRO GETAWAY: Hammock Beach Resort

Unspoiled Haven By Patricia A. Vorbrich   With two championship golf courses, a 6.5 acre multi-level pool complex, a 10,000 square foot spa, and coquina-laden beaches just...

Green Bay Packers, Titletown, USA

  Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers are one of the most storied and popular stadiums in the United States, and they are the...

Aruba Invites Football Fans to Score a Free Trip

  In celebration of Sunday’s “Big Game,” Aruba – happy home to one of the world’s top 3 beaches – is giving fans the chance to “touchdown”...

Destination Miami – Two Hotels – One Beachfront Location

Eden Roc Miami Beach Resort and Nobu Hotel By Ronda M. Parag   In the heart of Miami Beach is a luxury resort that is home to...
The Henderson in Destin, Florida

A Coastal Escape With A Sense of Place

    The Henderson in Destin, Florida By Chad H. Vorbrich   Located on the “Emerald Coast” in Destin, a stunning new resort is nestled on property that offers...
Fish to Fork at Omni Amelia Island Resort

A Foodie In Paradise

    Fish To Fork Weekend at The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort By Chad H. Vorbrich   What happens when eight of the most talented chefs from around...

Stylish Splendor in South Beach

    The Marriott Stanton South Beach By Patricia A. Vorbrich     Headed to South Beach? Check out “SoFi,” the South of Fifth district of Miami Beach.  Miami,...

METROHome Tour: Historic Pass-a-Grille Renovation

  Couple Reclaims An Historic Pass-a-Grille Home With Flair By Mary Lou Janson | Photography By Amy Lamb   One stands grandly on the glistening white sands bordering...
Exterior View From Palm Terrace Pool

Getaway: Naples Grande Beach Resort

    A Peaceful or Playful Escape Naples Grande Beach Resort | By Patricia A. Vorbrich   Set on 23 waterfront acres on Florida’s Paradise Coast, adjoining a 200...
Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Crown Jewel On The Beach Opens To Rave Reviews

click on images above to view enlarged or as a slideshow   Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach By Ronda M. Parag   Over the years, Clearwater Beach has transformed from...
Ritz Grande Lakes Exterior

Weekender: Escape to Luxury

  Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes By Ronda M. Parag   A drive to Orlando offers endless opportunities for fun and theme park mania. For an escape from all...
NYAH Key West

For Friends Who Want to Travel, Stay and Play Together

  NYAH (Not Your Average Hotel) Key West By Chad H. Vorbrich   A getaway with friends to Key West is always fun, but booking multiple hotel rooms...
Paso Robles Wine Country

Getaway: Wine Country Extraordinaire

  Paso Robles Wine Country | By Patricia A. Vorbrich Located halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles along California’s famed Central Coast, Paso Robles is...
Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Sun and Sand is Grand

    Ft. Lauderdale's Pelican Grand Beach Resort By Ronda M. Parag     Summertime is the ideal time for a beach escape and there is no better place than...
Naples Grande Beach Resort

Glamorous Family Vacation

  Glamily Getaway to the Naples Grande Beach Resort   Created for families looking for the perfect balance of luxury and leisure this summer, also known as the glamilies,...
Atlantic Coast Kayak in nearby Fort Lauderdale

Weekender: Paddle Into Paradise

Grab A Paddle And Explore The Natural Beauty Of Fort Lauderdale   With its spectacular glass lobby overlooking a lush natural preserve, Fort Lauderdale Marriott North provides a...
Excellence Riviera Cancun Dining

Mexico For Romance and Family Memories

  Excellence Riviera Cancun and Finest Playa Mujeres By Ronda M. Parag   The direct flight into Cancun from Orlando International Airport makes sense when trying to get...
The Walt Disney World B Resort & Spa

Weekender: B Central To All Things Disney

  The Walt Disney World® B Resort & Spa The fresh design and contemporary interior of the B Resort & Spa create a feeling of peace...
The Pier House in Key West Florida

Weekender: The End of the Road

Key West – An Island Paradise By Patricia A. Vorbrich       One of the world’s most popular vacation destinations, Key West, offers a unique combination of fun...
Curacao Beach Cas-Abou

Getaway: Curacao

    Escape to Dushi “Sweet” Curacao  By Ronda M. Parag         A recent trip to the beautiful island of Curacao made me realize how small the world...
Peaceful kayaking

Unplug and Reconnect

Escape to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands By Chad H. Vorbrich Today’s life pace has heightened the need for clearing mind clutter, getting unplugged, and...
relax Boca style

Relax Boca Style

Coastal Ambience at Waterstone Resort & Marina By Ronda M. Parag     Guests staying at the Waterstone Resort & Marina receive all the benefits of a flagged...
Bali Indonesia

5 Exotic Getaways That Are A Steal

5 Exotic Summer Vacations That Are A Steal Due To The Strong Dollar   (BPT) - Exotic locations like Bali, Rome and Sydney might be at...
Beau Rivage

Easy Escape to Gaming Fun and Fine Dining

Easy Escape to the Mississippi Coast The Beau Rivage Offers Gaming Fun and Fine Dining     It has never been easier than right now to have a...
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

All Day and All Night Fun

The All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya       Check into the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maya and you may never want to leave. The sunny...

Stylish Island Beach Escape

Mainsail Beach Inn – Anna Maria Island         There is no need to travel far for an island getaway, located less than an hour and a...
st augustine aerial view dowtown

St. Augustine Celebrates 450 Years

Steeped in History, Beauty and Charm By Patricia A. Vorbrich     Florida’s Historic Coast is home to St. Augustine, the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the...

Exploring America’s First Frontier

  Northeast Tennessee’s Fall Splendor By Patricia Vorbrich   Fall is the perfect time to visit the picturesque Northeast Tennessee area of the Sunny Side Trail. Begin in...
san juan marriott

Paradise (No Passport Required) In Puerto Rico

San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino By Ronda M. Parag   Enjoy the beautiful island of Puerto Rico with a quick, easy flight from Tampa to...