Posts by bSMith2015

Worth the trip! Art of the American West (Part 1)

There are plenty of fine collections of American art in the US and worldwide, but art of the American West – classic paintings and sculptures of cowboys, settlers, American Indians and dramatic landscapes – has been regarded for a long time as a niche area. There are many special collections, however, where this under-appreciated art…

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It's showtime! Vintage theaters in modern places.

Ever experienced vacation fatigue – that overwhelmed sensation when there’s too much to see and all the relaxation you have to squeeze in just stresses you out? In this lifelong traveler’s opinion, the best parts of every trip come when you stop focusing on crossing off the must-see list and start living off the schedule.…

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New York City – “Do’s & Don’ts”

Thinking about booking your CitySampler award for a stay in New York City?  Make sure you follow these “Do’s and Don’ts” from a real expert… a actual resident of the Big Apple. New York City is an overwhelming place, especially if you’re from a rural area. With its busy streets, honking cars, and forest of…

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Our Take: Hyatt Place Downtown Nashville

Can you imagine a Hyatt with country attitude? That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Hyatt Place in Downtown Nashville. While maintaining the same level of elegance and modernity expected from Hyatt, this premier Music City hotel offers its visitors a unique country western décor. From the eye-catching art piece above the front desk to…

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Shop ‘til You Drop! CitySampler Shopping Guide

Find an outlet for your shopping desires at an outlet mall!   First, put on some comfortable shoes.  Then head out of the hotel and stroll the streets of your CitySampler destination.  You’ll soon realize you’re actually running a gauntlet of the nation’s name-brand retailing empire.  Everything your heart desires is right there behind those…

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