Checking In: The Radisson Red in Downtown Minneapolis

I recently went on the trip of a lifetime with Radisson Hotels to Glacier National Park in Montana and to Minneapolis, all booked using 1 million Radisson Rewards. While planning this epic trip, I opted for Minneapolis for several reasons: 1) the State Fair would be in town, and Minnesota has the 2nd largest State Fair in the country after Texas!; 2) I’ve been to Minneapolis before, but had never explored properly; 3) I have always wanted to visit the Mall of America; 4) Radisson has some of their best property redemptions in Minneapolis, including the Radisson Blu Downtown, the Radisson Blu at the Mall of America, and the Radisson RED Downtown; and 5) Minneapolis is one of the few non-stop flight options from Kalispell, Montana. Initially, I had planned to spend more time in Minneapolis exploring all three luxury Radisson properties, but my travel schedule unfortunately did not allow it. So, after some research, I picked the Radisson RED for my time in Minneapolis for a unique and modern hotel stay experience.

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A Quick Guide to North Lake Tahoe & Reno in the Spring

I recently had the opportunity to take Frontier Airline's new non-stop service from Austin to Reno for a quick getaway trip to North Lake Tahoe and Reno. If you're based in Austin, the new flight runs a few times a week, and is a fantastic cheap way to hop directly over to Reno. From Reno, it's an easy hour drive to Lake Tahoe, or you can stay and check out all that Reno has to offer. It's not difficult to do both locations in one quick trip.

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3 Days in the Finger Lakes: A Wine Trail Itinerary

I recently had the opportunity to spend a lovely weekend exploring the Finger Lakes, a region of upstate New York, and to follow their wine trail. If you're based on the East Coast, the Finger Lakes are a perfect weekend getaway within short flying distance. And even for me based in Texas, it was not a difficult trek to fly up for there just the weekend. Once we arrived in Rochester, NY, we made our way to Belhurst Castle in Geneva, NY, the first stop on our itinerary.

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Checking In: Archer Hotel (Austin, TX)

A little while back, I had the pleasure of spending a night at the Archer Hotel Austin at Domain Northside. The boutique hotel has eight floors with 171 rooms described as "rustic luxe" style, including several unique suites like the Archer Den that I stayed in. Some rooms of note have standout features such as private balconies and free-standing tubs. For dining, there is one restaurant on property, Second Bar + Kitchen, run by award-winning Chef David Bull.

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