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…

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…

Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham.

Exploring Bellingham, Washington: First Stay at Hotel Bellwether

This article originally appeared on WanderWithWonder.com The small city of Bellingham hugs the Washington coastline and nestles up to the craggy, snow-capped Cascade Range.  This bustling college town is only a two-hour drive from Seattle, and a 1.5-hour drive from Vancouver, BC. When the opportunity to have a hosted two-day stay presented itself, I packed up my…