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Ace Biscuit and Barbecue, Charlottesville, Virginia

A line of customers out the front door and this homey sign inside  greeted me at Ace Biscuit & Barbecue on a sunny Saturday last month in gorgeous Charlottesville, Virginia. It was only 11am and I planned on a small sausage biscuit (based on Yelp reviews) before some scenic drives. While waiting to order, I saw that the biscuits … Continue reading

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Visiting Independent Bakeries on Road Trips

On road trips, I seek out at least one bakery for morning breakfast treats. I always try to find locally owned, independent bakeries rather than corporate chains. On my recent South Florida road trip, in addition to the baked goods I found here and here, I visited a great European-style bakery in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Kiss’s … Continue reading

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Fly More, Pay Less

Doing some recent trip planning research I found this lovely airfare quirk. A client* wants to fly into Paris and return from London. Virgin Atlantic Upper Class is one of the contenders. One option is to add an easy London to Paris connecting flight to the upper class transatlantic flights ($4,927 each). I was surprised … Continue reading

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Southwest Florida Back Roads Road Trip, Part 2

My goal, as with most road trips, is to completely avoid interstate highways and find the most interesting roads (usually not appearing on maps). This is a continuation of my Southwest Florida Back Roads Road Trip. This one day road trip started when I arrived at Orlando airport and rented a Mustang Convertible for less than … Continue reading

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2014 Washington DC Travel and Adventure Show

This past Sunday, I attended the Travel and Adventure Show in Washington, DC. As a travel blogger, I applied for and received a complimentary Press pass. I have also attended the show on other occasions. The majority of the conference floor space is taken up by vendors promoting their products and services. These vendors include … Continue reading

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Southwest Florida Back Roads Road Trip

My goal, as with most road trips, is to completely avoid interstate highways and find the most interesting roads (usually not appearing on maps). This one day road trip started when I arrived at Orlando airport and Barbara at Avis gave me a free upgrade to a Mustang Convertible. I could not ask for anything … Continue reading

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Opa Locka: Funny Name, Cool Architecture

Right now I am back in cold and snow-covered Northern Virginia but last week I was in sunny, hot South Florida. One of my stops last week was Opa Locka, Florida, a small city about 13 miles northwest of downtown Miami. You likely have not heard of Opa Locka. The primary reason why most tourist … Continue reading

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