Mother Earth Motor Lodge 60s bubble chairs.

Mother Earth Motor Lodge – Could This Be The Coolest Motel in North Carolina?

I’m betting most travelers have a preconceived notion about roadside motels. One that isn’t usually on the favorable side. On a recent trip to the small town of Kinston, North Carolina, my own opinion was put to the test with a hosted stay at Mother Earth Motor Lodge. Originally called Kinston’s Mid-Town Motor Lodge, it was built in 1963…

Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, In.

Charley Creek Inn: Small Town Luxury in Wabash, IN

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. The small town of Wabash, Indiana is located in Northeast Indiana, situated along the river, amidst farmlands and scattered woods. Over the past several years, this town has undergone a renewed revitalization, and on a recent trip home, I was able to experience one of the major restoration projects first hand—the Charley Creek…

Mural in Wabash, IN.

Explore the Midwestern Charms of in Wabash, IN

  This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. The charming small town of Wabash, Indiana is a two-hour drive from Indianapolis. It lays next to the Wabash River, which stretches over 500 miles. The town is partially hilly with streams cutting through limestone historic downtown buildings, and tree-lined streets. Come along as we explore the midwestern charms of Wabash, Indiana. In…

Scenic fall drives in Washington State

Three Favorite Scenic Fall Drives in Washington State

It’s fall in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means it’s time for scenic fall drives. In Washington State, I have three favorite fall drives that are perfect for a fall road trip or a getaway. And, if you need more inspiration check out my Six Reasons to Visit Washington State in the Fall. 3 Favorite…

The outdoor patio at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa.

Wandering Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at The Chrysalis Inn & Spa

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com. For my second day wandering Bellingham, Washington I discovered the Historic Fairhaven District with its charming 19th-century architecture and took a stroll on Taylor Boardwalk. I also stayed at another luxury waterfront hotel—The Chrysalis Inn & Spa—which travel journalist Patricia Schultz included in her book 1,000 Places To See Before…

Campsite at Washington Park in Anacortes.

Under the Starry Sky: Camping at Washington Park in Anacortes

This article originally appeared on thecrossingguide.com. Want to know a secret? Washington Park on Fidalgo Island is one of my favorite camping locales. Why? It has spectacular views of the San Juan Islands, wooded campsites, a sandy beach, a boat launch, a playground and tons of hiking trails. And, thanks to our mild winter climate, it’s…