The Henderson Castle-A Royal Trip Back in Time

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While visiting Kalamazoo for my son’s college orientation at Western Michigan University, we had the incredible opportunity to spend a night at The Henderson Castle.  This delightful step back in time was more than we could have hoped for and was an enchanting reminder of our trip to Europe a few years ago when we resided in an Austrian castle.  Immediately upon entering, our senses were ignited with the spark of history–the aroma of old wood, the creaking of the original flooring and the soft melody of piano transported us to a royal destination.

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Gettin’ Our Kicks on Route 66

Hey guys! It’s Brooke.

So on our way back from our incredible Southwest National Parks Tour, Jon, our guide, surprised us with an awesome stop along Route 66, saying our trip wouldn’t be complete without a nostalgic pit stop along this iconic route.

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Meson Sabika– A Restaurant That Nourishes The Soul

 

Not sure if it’s my Italian blood, but fine dining ranks right up there with breathing.  Over the years, I’ve had significantly memorable experiences at many beautiful restaurants around the world, but there are only a handful  that could be described as feeding more than just one’s appetite.  Meson Sabika is one of those quintessential  cuisines that is in a class all its own—an experience that feeds your soul.

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American Southwest National Parks Tour-How Three Days Can Transform Your Life

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South Rim, Grand Canyon
For my son’s High School Graduation, I told him I would take him on a trip anywhere in the world.  Being a nature lover, he decided on a trip to the American Southwest.  I was thrilled since it has been a life-long dream to see the Grand Canyon, so the planning began.

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An Amazing Wilderness Getaway At Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort near Starved Rock State Park in Utica, Illinois

If you’re visiting Chicago or live in the Chicagoland area, and are yearning for a magical woodland getaway, Pedis N Passports hit the jackpot this past Easter weekend.  Brooke and I just returned from an amazing experience, beginning with a convenient one hour drive from our home in Naperville, Illinois.  We had the pleasure of staying at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort, the ideal oasis when visiting Starved Rock.

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Starved Rock State Park was like nothing we’ve ever experienced in Illinois!  Even before entering the park, you are transported back in time.  The town of Utica is so quaint– population a whopping 1,400!

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