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Tagged With: Jan Ross travel blog

Press Visit to Helen, Georgia: Day One

OK, we were on our way to lovely little Helen, Georgia for a press getaway. But Tom was not happy with our plans and was convinced that our GPS was taking us in the wrong direction. We had, as usual, followed the directions of our GPS but it kept forcing us make turns that just … Continue reading »

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Lucas Oil Raceway

When I began planning our getaway to Indiana, I noticed there was a racetrack there. Honestly, I couldn’t have cared less about sitting and watching some car race but I knew my husband Tom would be thrilled to see it, so I added it to our itinerary. It was the best thing I could have … Continue reading »

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Welcome to Hendricks County, Indiana!

We learned about lovely Hendricks County, Indiana at a meeting for travel professionals so, when our 40th anniversary rolled around, it was easy to decide to take a few nights in this charming area. We really knew nothing about the area so just put the address of the Visitor’s Center in our map gizmo and … Continue reading »

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The Charming Gratz Park Inn

So, we decided to experience a staycation for the first time. A “staycation” is a getaway where you don’t go far; usually just stay in your same city where you live. Although Lexington, Kentucky is our hometown and attracts plenty of tourists from all over the world, we had sort of taken it for granted. … Continue reading »

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Gourmet Dining at the Harbor Fish Market and Grille

I tried escargot for the first time on a river cruise in Europe and, although it was with some trepidation that I took my first bite, I loved it. Similar to a mushroom, it had been drenched in butter and garlic so it was quite tasty. The second time I had escargot was just recently … Continue reading »

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Kringle Capitol of the World: Racine, Wisconsin

                                                                                                                                                                          A Kringle! A Kringle is a Scandinavian pastry, a sort of Nordic pretzel, which can be filled with a variety of sweet options. From strawberry cheesecake to apple to pecan, this pastry is available in just about every flavor. Hand rolled from Danish pastry dough which has rested overnight, the sheets of flaky dough … Continue reading »

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Let These Children’s Books Inspire Your Next Family Trip

Sharing books with children is a great way to step into other worlds, have amazing adventures, hear about other cultures, and learn to empathize with characters. It’s also a very special way to spend time together as a family and a great bonding experience for family members of all ages. An extension of these wonderful … Continue reading »

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Five Most Family-Friendly Airport Hotels

If you are flying into a city for a big family getaway, it’s often easier and more convenient to stay at a hotel near the airport, especially if you have a very early flight or a late evening arrival. We have handpicked these family-friendly airport hotel recommendations for their great amenities like swimming pools, on-site … Continue reading »

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Indianapolis, Indiana: A Luxury Getaway to the Crossroads of America

My husband and I have passed by Indianapolis numerous times over the years as we traveled north from Lexington, Kentucky to ski resorts in Michigan or getaways to Chicago. We often remarked how we were passing a city that looked very intriguing, was only three hours away from our home, and that we should make … Continue reading »

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Fall in Cincy

When you begin planning a getaway to Cincinnati, one of the first things you will learn is that there are a lot of bridges. A lot of bridges. Cincinnati sprawls across the Ohio River with a population of almost 300,000, making it the third largest city in Ohio. The city is home to two major … Continue reading »

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