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Courtesy Inn, San Simeon, Ca

On my way to visit the beautiful Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Ca., I wanted to find an affordable, yet quaint Inn where I could see the ocean from my room, knowing that a lot of our baby boom readers, want just that same thing! Driving through San Simeon, Ca., I found about 11 decent choices and chose to do my review on this Courtesy Inn, managed by Kris Gupta. You never know what you get while reading trip advisor reviews; are they reliable? are they true? So I checked in to an affordable room with a nice ocean view and found the staff friendly, helpful and courteous. Not to mention, my room was very clean, had a good smell, lovely comforter and comfortable bed on the large king size bed and a great spa and pool area as you will note my pictures. Situated midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco along the California coastline, the Hearst Castle San Simeon Historical Monument attracts visitors from around the world. If you are planning a visit to the Castle or just coming to the Ce
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A very Merry Christmas in Prescott, Arizona!!

IPA Magazine and IPA Travel are constantly looking for special places to spend the Holidays~~ this year we chose the old west, historical town of Prescott, Arizona, which combines modern and historical. Just a short drive from the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport, makes this unique, historical town easy to access. Or maybe a 7-8 hour drive from Los Angeles. This area is becoming quite popular!  With the surrounding areas, including Prescott Valley, there’s a population close to 150,000.I ask myself, as I’m driving through the historical part of town, what catches my eye as far as lodging? For me, it was the SpringHill Suites Marriott. I must say, I did do my homework before arriving in town and I couldn’t ignore all of the positive remarks on the internet about the SpringHill Suites Marriott. The grounds were kept and beautiful. I pulled up to the valet style hotel entrance, although you park for free.  While checking in, I was treated like a King!The staff was polite and g
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Weller House Inn, Fort Bragg, Ca.

  One of the most historical Bed and Breakfast in Fort Bragg is the Weller House Inn. It was just voted in 2014, #3 out of 56 places to stay along the Mendocino Coast. The Inn was built in 1886. It’s on the National Register of Historic places.  Some history about the Inn; Horace Aaron Weller came to Fort Bragg to manage the Company Store, and built a one and a half story Victorian in 1886. In 1897, he added a second and third floor, making extensive use of beautiful redwood and fir paneling throughout the house, bringing the house to its present size of 10,000 square feet.The main floor had ten rooms with a large entrance hall, comprising several paneled eating rooms, a study, parlor, music room, kitchen, pantry room, game room and office. Two seat benches and a redwood gothic arch enhance the hall and staircase, and there are three distinctive fireplaces. Four large bedrooms, together with a hall, bathroom and a three room attic complete the second floor. The master bedrooms wer
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