In Minnesota the area around St. Cloud is beautiful. The People are friendly and it is a perfect place for a vacation, particularly if you relish outdoor activities. And if you like fishing you may find a home here. But as you will hear St. Cloud is about a lot more than fishing. Guests today are John Edman of Tourism Minnesota and Julie Lenning of Greater St. Cloud.
While gaming may be the prime draw as the reason people visit Las Vegas, I have been golfing there on just about every trip I have taken. And I have seen the growth of that industry increase dramatically. Listen to Jim Stanfill the General Manager of Bear’s Best Golf Course talk about the his amazing track designed by the famous Jack Nicholas, and the state of golf in LV today.
Once The Imperial Palace, the ultimate budget property for tour operators, after being purchased by Caesar’s Entertainment is now a really classy place directly across from the Flamingo. Both properties are managed by former Winnipegger, Sherri Pucci. In the heart of the strip, it is quickly becoming a hot place to stay.
This is a unique resort property. The Fairmont brand is known for its quality, but the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, with its large acreage and unique amenities make it an ideal location for couples, families, and groups.
Working mostly from the list of golf courses from the Experience Scottsdale website, I, with 3 other buddies from home, had a week of golfing on a really broad variety of courses you may want to select from on your next journey to the area.
Mesa is one of the largest cities of Greater Phoenix in both size and population. Whether it is dining, entertainment, or site-seeing, it has a lot to offer. And during Cactus League baseball, it is the home of the the World Series winning Chicago Cubs where thousands come to see them every playing day at Sloan Park.
It’s a relatively short drive from Miami to get to the keys. But as you travel down that one highway that gets you there, you know you are entering into a different kind of holiday space. Beaches, fishing, diving, biking dining, and a few great things to see.
In the last podcast I talked about some of the things we did in Doral, most of it in near proximity to Provident Blue Hotel. We used it as a base and went to the shopping centres, South Beach and other areas we visited.
With golf, excellent restaurants, and a great accommodation at the Provident Blue in Doral, a suburb of Miami, we saw no reason to go anywhere else. We had easy access to South Beach and the major shopping centers of Miami, and walking distance to some of the best restaurants you will ever dine in. It really was a perfect stay. Listen to this 2 part broadcast of our Doral, South Florida experience.
Called Croissants Bistro and Bakery, Heidi Vukov, it is a place you must visit. Her book Bonjour y’all has many of the recipes on her menu. Some are unique twists on the original, others are unique and strictly from her style. They are all delicious.