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Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores
Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores

Birthday Week at Daytona Beach Shores

Steve (DOS) and I celebrated my 59th birthday week on another summer Stay-Cation, this time at Daytona Beach Shores, only an hour from our house. We stayed once again at the Residence Inn Oceanfront, and had a wonderful and relaxing…

Stay-Cation Summer 2021: The Villages of Spanish Springs!
Stay-Cation Summer 2021: The Villages of Spanish Springs!

Stay-Cation Summer 2021: The Villages of Spanish Springs!

We just returned from a fun three night stay at The Villages, which is located a short hour and a half from our home in the east Orlando area. We used to go to The Villages every year for my…

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA
Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

Touring Wineries in Charlottesville VA

After leaving Roanoke, we stayed in Charlottesville, Virginia for four nights. Charlottesville is a two hour drive from Roanoke, and is a good stop-over for us when we are taking the Auto Train home from Lorton, Virginia, which is also…

Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia
Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia

Five nights in Roanoke, Virginia

While in the “Star City” of Roanoke, DOS and I stayed at the Courtyard Hotel by Marriott, located near the airport. My sister Jenni (from Maryland) joined us a day later, and stayed with us for four nights as well.…

Onward to Roanoke, Virginia
Onward to Roanoke, Virginia

Onward to Roanoke, Virginia

We checked out of our hotel in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday morning, and next headed to Charlotte, North Carolina, where we stayed for one night. Our ultimate destination on this 3 week trip is to stay in Roanoke, Virginia…

Valentine’s Staycation in Daytona Beach Shores
Valentine’s Staycation in Daytona Beach Shores

Valentine’s Staycation in Daytona Beach Shores

Steve (DOS) and I stayed overnight at the Residence Inn Daytona Shores for a mid-week Valentine’s dinner. While it was a quick overnight stay, we met our Orlando friends Ben and Tom there for dinner, and went to a great…

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!
Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

Marriott Platinum Challenge Continues: on to Daytona Beach Shores!

After arriving home from our last trip to Virginia, we have now completed 8 days out of 15 (to be completed in 90 days) for our Marriott Hotel Platinum Challenge status match. While I have lifetime Hilton, and Globalist at…

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!
Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Touring Around a Very Quiet Colonial Williamsburg!

Thanks to COVID-19, Colonial Williamsburg was virtually empty during the weekdays. We had both not been here in years, but as much as we like Williamsburg, we were never keen on the crowds. In this post you will see Williamsburg…

Five Days in Williamsburg
Five Days in Williamsburg

Five Days in Williamsburg

Our Marriott Platinum challenge continues with our next stop: Williamsburg, Virginia. Like our previous VA Beach stay, we slightly modified this hotel stay on arrival as well, staying 2 nights in this Marriott, and 3 nights in another Marriott property…