Luxury for Less

Le Bonne Entente, Québec

Le Bonne Entente, Québec

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“Look, I’m a butterfly in a cocoon!” my friend’s daughter cried as she wrapped herself in the large canvas hammock under the bright blue sky and then quickly opened it and pretended to fly away. My kids, who were also swaying in their hammocks in the warm breeze, copied her. Just the night before, my best friend and I ...

The B Resort Orlando

The B Resort Orlando

Luxury For Less at Disney World Walking into the B Resort Orlando lobby, you feel like you are in Miami Beach; you don’t feel like you are at a Disney Springs (formerly called Downtown Disney) hotel, unless, of course, you look to your left and see the large Disney store. That’s what’s so great about the B Resort Orlando. It ...

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

Shore Hotel, Santa Monica

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“Location, location, location” is everything for a hotel in a city like Los Angeles. When we decided on a family trip out West for a short winter break, I spent countless hours researching hotels in Century City, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood. But this was a family trip, not a romantic getaway, and I knew what the hotel was ...

Mountain View Grand Resort, New Hampshire

Mountain View Grand Resort, New Hampshire

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One Spring evening in 1865, a stagecoach passing through Whitefield, NH flipped over in a treacherous storm. The two passengers walked to a farm owned by Mary and William Dodge and were welcomed to spend the night. When the passengers awoke in the morning to spectacular mountain views and a delicious pancake breakfast, they pleaded with the Dodges ...