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A Super Off-Season Weekend at Daddy O Hotel on the New Jersey Shore

As September ‘19 edged towards October, the fam and I had an open weekend, and we wanted to see if we could squeeze in one last blast of summer (OK, make that post-summer) at the Jersey shore.…


Added by Travel Daddy on November 1, 2019 at 6:13am — No Comments

An Old School New Jersey Shore Getaway - Long Beach Island’s Drifting Sands Oceanfront Hotel

Before the summer of ‘18 officially kicked into gear on July 4, I wanted to grab a quick multi-day getaway with the fam at the Jersey shore.  We were eager to check out a new locale for our jaunt, and Long Beach…


Added by Travel Daddy on September 2, 2018 at 7:51am — No Comments

A Stellar Stay at the Commander Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland


Added by Travel Daddy on May 28, 2017 at 10:13am — No Comments

A Twofer of Local Dining Favorites in Ocean City, Maryland

Savvy travelers know that the best restaurants are the ones where the locals eat.  So when the fam and I took an off-season trip to Ocean City, MD, the good folks at the Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites had two very appealing recommendations for us:  Embers Buffet and 28th Street Pit-n-Pub…


Added by Travel Daddy on March 13, 2017 at 1:24am — No Comments

Top Dining in Chincoteague Island, VA: AJ's on the Creek and Woody's Beach BBQ

My fam and I enjoyed some fantastic meals during our visit to Chincoteague Island, VA in early August ‘16.  Two of the most memorable restaurants that we visited were AJ’s on the Creek and Woody's Beach BBQ - both of which generated mighty thumbs ups from the team at the superb Fairfield Inn & Suites, by Marriott.…


Added by Travel Daddy on October 31, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Awesome Land & Sea Activities on Virginia's Chincoteague Island

The laid-back pace of Chincoteague Island, Virginia is perfect for visitors who want to turn off their engines, hang loose, and soak up the stunning beauty of the surroundings.  But for vacationers who, after they’ve appropriately chilled out, begin itching for stuff to do, there’s…


Added by Travel Daddy on October 29, 2016 at 11:38am — No Comments

Fun, Delicious Waterfront Dining at the Jackspot on Virginia's Chincoteague Island

After arriving in the late…


Added by Travel Daddy on August 31, 2016 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Baltimore’s Hotel RL: Community, Coolness, Incomparable Comfort

As a business owner with clients around the U.S., I occasionally hit the road for face-to-face confabs.  So when I needed to meet with a new client in Baltimore, I researched hotels in Charm City where I could stay while taking care of biz.

Given my affinity for hip boutique hotels, I checked out two popular…


Added by Travel Daddy on April 23, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Delaware's Stunning New Bethany Beach Ocean Suites

The fam and I wanted to make a weekend getaway to an awesome East Coast beachfront hotel, but we had a troika of conditions:

  • We wanted to stay in a laid back locale that was...
  • Outside of New Jersey (we live 12 miles west of New York City in the Garden State and we were pining for a non-Joisey Shore destination), and...
  • We didn’t want to spend too much time driving to get there.…


Added by Travel Daddy on December 8, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

99 Sea Level at Delaware's Bethany Beach Ocean Suites: Fresh, Creative Franco-Asian-Inspired Cuisine

After arriving at the superb Bethany Beach Ocean Suites by Marriott in Bethany Beach, DE (read about our excellent adventure here), the fam (two teen pups + my wife Sue) and I thought that it would be wise to dine in the hotel on our…


Added by Travel Daddy on November 26, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Rocking the Righteous River Rapids with Pocono Whitewater


Added by Travel Daddy on September 29, 2015 at 10:18am — No Comments

Cool Thrills at the Indoor/Outdoor Water Parks of the Poconos’ Camelback Resort

Summer in northern New Jersey can get pretty hot, sticky, and gross in late July, so the idea of a refreshing excursion to a nearby water park was greeted with thumbs-ups from my wife Sue, our teen son, and our tween daughter.


We had some choices: 

  • Breakwater Beach in Seaside Heights, New Jersey (the locale of MTV’s Jersey…

Added by Travel Daddy on August 18, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Oakhurst Inn: Luxurious Boutique Hotel in Charlottesville, Virginia

For the third and final leg of my Southern business trip, I pulled in to charming Charlottesville, Virginia and was eager to sample one of the town’s premier lodging offerings.

While the popular Boar’s Head Inn, Omni Charlottesville Hotel, and Keswick Hall all seemed interesting, each – IMHO - had its downside (too big, way too big, too stodgy,…


Added by Travel Daddy on June 4, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Astounding Eats, Exceptional Accommodations in Durham, North Carolina

On the second leg of my business trip across the U.S. Southeast, I needed to make a stop in Durham, North Carolina for a couple of days. I was looking for a suite-type hotel with plenty of room to stretch out that…

  • was conveniently located near my appointments
  • had an in-room kitchen so I could do some…

Added by Travel Daddy on May 26, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Superb Boutique Style of Atlanta's Independent Ellis Hotel

I had some business meetings scheduled in downtown Atlanta, and I wanted to find a top rated hotel in the area that offered character, class, and quality.

The Glenn, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection chain, promotes a boutique-ish vibe and looked appealing.  Ditto the upscale Courtyard by Marriott and swank Ritz Carlton.  While all were within…


Added by Travel Daddy on May 16, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Beauty, Action & Indulgence at South Carolina's Kiawah Resort

When it was time to start planning our family’s summer ‘14 adventure, we decided to expand our borders beyond tours around the Northeast to a destination down South.

My wife Sue and I felt that we were ready for such an expedition.  Our excursions to…


Added by Travel Daddy on December 7, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments

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