Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City

The memorabilia ranges from Elvis Presley’s silver Rolls to Michael Jackson’s crystal glove.  Ol’ Blue Eyes looks out from the walls.  Music pulses from lobby lounges.  Guitar shapes are everywhere. My travel companion and I walked under sparkling crystal chandeliers across glossy flooring laden with guitar-pick shapes.  We were checking in to Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock…

Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina

Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, South Carolina

“8004”  The gentleman quietly ordered a bottle of Dom Perignon.  He then requested six glasses and two chairs for the corner half-booth behind him.  Nestled next to the floor-to-ceiling greige fireplace, the booth’s light beige banquettes blended into the slatted wainscoting.  The gentleman too fit the setting, his round creased face warm and smiling above…

Four Days in Las Vegas

Four Days in Las Vegas

The bottles sparkled on the glistening glass shelves above us.  Sitting on backless barstools at Bardot Brasserie, our favorite restaurant at Aria, my travel companion and I were ready for happy hour.  It had been a long flight to Las Vegas.  And we get too hungry for dinner at 8:00. The bar was crowded as…

Home at the Inn

Home at the Inn

The waves lapped softly against the moorings.  The metal gangways creaked in the light breeze. This post contains affiliate links.  For more information, click here. Even in daylight, the empty marina gave off a spooky feel that reminded me of Salem, Massachusetts, the city of my birth, as I walked to the Saybrook Point Inn’s main…

From Foot Golf to Foot Soak

From Foot Golf to Foot Soak

“Kick from inside your foot!” yelled my teammate Nancy, whom I had just met moments ago.  Like me, she was middle-aged and medium-sized; unlike me, she was blonde. I was, for the first and perhaps last time in my life, playing foot golf, an up-and-coming precision sport where players propel a ball into a cup nested…