Nancy D. Brown is a lover of all things related to travel. With What A Trip, she has combined her passion for travel with her professional writing career.

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Barberstown Castle Stay in Kildare, Ireland

Imagine a time when knights rode horseback through County Kildare, stopping at medieval castles to feast before heading out to battle. Built in the 13th century, Barberstown Castle has withstood the test of time and […]

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Hotel del Coronado: Luxury in San Diego Since 1888

This is a guest post by Susan Guillory of The Unexplorer.

One of the visual landmarks of San Diego is the wedding-cake white topped with candy red roofs of the Hotel del Coronado. This high-end hotel has been catering to the well-heeled as far back as 1888, and is still one of the most beautiful and serene locations in San Diego.

Located on an island it shares with a US Naval Base, Hotel del, as locals call it, is a natural choice for weddings and conferences. In fact, years ago, I stumbled onto a sunset wedding on the hotel’s lawn and peered like a peeping Tom at the magical scene.
Hollywood History
If you’ve seen “Some Like It Hot,” you may recognize some of the setting. In 1958, you would have seen Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon strolling around the property, though they weren’t the first Hollywood celebrities to stay at the hotel. Given its close proximity to Los Angeles (2-3 hours north, depending on traffic), it should be no surprise that stars like Mary Pickford, Ronald Reagan, and Goldie Hawn have been guests over the decades. […]

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Detroit: Walkable and Rideable: Part 1

In January, when the New York Times published its list of 52 places to go in 2017,  Detroit, Michigan was #9. I wasn’t surprised. Even though I’ve visited Detroit a few times, this past fall […]

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Top 5 Foodie Eats in New York City

When you have an opportunity to visit New York City for the weekend it’s easy to get over-whelmed in the city that never sleeps. I’m from California and I’m at that stage in my life […]

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Top 5 Foodie Eats in Portland, Maine

If you’ve never been to Portland, Maine, I urge you to book a trip to this coastal city as soon as possible, especially if you love food. Portland is packed to the brim with restaurants, […]

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Hilton DoubleTree Opens in New York Times Square

What started off as a lowly parking lot, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New York Times Square West has emerged to be the latest showstopper, steps from Broadway Theater District, the convention center and New York […]