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The Queen Mary’s CHILL: Alice in Winterland

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The Queen Mary’s CHILL: Alice in Winterland

by Liz Tarnof For anyone that is not new to The Queen Mary’s CHILL, this year is different. No longer is the Ice Kingdom. It has been replaced by Alice in Winterland, a glittering, glowing, phenomenal wonder to behold. Upon entering CHILL, guests are transported to a winter wonderland. Kids and adults alike can spend their […]

Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

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Hotel Irvine- For the Modern and Connected Traveler

by Jake Conlee I can appreciate the different and interesting when it comes to travel. I can appreciate tradition and nostalgia, but I can really recognize when history becomes the future. Hotel Irvine has done just that. Formerly the Hilton and then Hyatt, which I was accustomed to as a youth; my family would have […]

Fairmont Newport Beach- An Orange County Escape

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Fairmont Newport Beach- An Orange County Escape

by Jake Conlee Typically, there are challenges when checking into a hotel that I have never stayed at before; but not the Fairmont Newport Beach. Checking in was very easy, and the four-diamond experience was very obvious from the second of arrival. There is access from every direction, make sure to use Google maps street view […]

Six Hours in San Diego: The Layover

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Six Hours in San Diego: The Layover

 Seaport Village at dusk image- Seaport Village Words By: Jake Conlee I have always loved San Diego; but not because of the weather, the beautiful setting of having the Pacific as the backdrop, the useable outdoor spaces which makes this city a multi-purpose city; I love San Diego because it is unlike anywhere else. Even […]

Make a Statement with a Javelin

Make a Statement with a Javelin

By Lisa Collins-Haynes Informer Media Group I travel often and the last thing I normally pack up is my MacBook.  It’s an essential part of my traveling network and without it; I’d be at a major disadvantage.  I used to have a bulky backpack for my laptop.  Functional to some degree, but completely lacked style […]

Traveling Made Safe

Traveling Made Safe

By Lisa Collins-Haynes Informer Media Group Have you ever heard that hindsight is 20/20?  Or have you ever thought, “If I only knew then, what I know now”?  That was my initial reaction when I recently heard about the RFID passport wallet by Allett. While traveling out of the country to attend a popular music […]

Get In Style with Flanabags

Get In Style with Flanabags

By Lisa Collins-Haynes  Informer Media Group If you’re anything like me, you want to travel in style.  I recently tested out a travel product on the market called AirQuart by Flanabags.  AirQuart is travel bag that allows you to store liquids and gels in a compact, durable and stylish lightweight container.  It’s 3-1-1 and TSA […]

eBags, an Easy Choice for Travelers

eBags, an Easy Choice for Travelers

By Lisa Collins-Haynes Informer Media Group I’m an avid traveler and I’m always on the hunt for the best travel gear, luggage and accessories that will make my life a little easier as I roam the world.  While I used to be the girl that always needed to have matchy-matchy luggage, I’ve evolved a little.   […]

Leaving Las Vegas: Nelson, Nevada the Ghost Town

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Leaving Las Vegas: Nelson, Nevada the Ghost Town

Written and photography by Jake Conlee It is no surprise that Las Vegas was born of transportation, due in part to it’s idyllic location as a thoroughfare between Salt Lake City, Denver and the West Coast. Las Vegas Valley wasn’t a prosperous mining area including the small towns and  hovels in the mountains and hills […]

Leaving Las Vegas: Zion National Park is Closer Than You Think

Leaving Las Vegas: Zion National Park is Closer Than You Think

Written and Photos by Jake Conlee Informer Media Group I have said in the past, one of my favorite things about living in Las Vegas is leaving it. Not leaving it in the sense that I dislike this city, but the fact that most of Las Vegas’ true wealth and value lies in the surrounding […]

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