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Bayfront Marin House
St. Augustine, Florida

Local Secrets: Where to Eat

If I had a dollar for every time someone says to me, “Wow–Saint Augustine has the most amazing restaurants. It must be great to live here and eat at them all the time!!” If I *did* have a dollar for every time someone said that to me, I might have enough money to eat at … Read More

Rhythm and Ribs and Other St. Augustine Tastes

Is there a better feeling than sleeping in on a Saturday? Heck, who cares if it’s Saturday, is there any better feeling than sleeping in EVER???? I woke up at 10:45 this morning (!!!), grabbed my suitcase from yesterday (that’s why I was so tired–I was up at 3:30am yesterday and then didn’t get home … Read More

You’re in Saint Augustine and You’re Hungry: Where Should You Eat?

A simple quiz that will help you find the perfect eatery for your trip to the ancient city‘ As innkeepers, my husband and I often get asked for recommendations for local restaurants. We love eating out in Saint Augustine (see the photo at left for empirical proof). St. Auggie is a restaurant lovers’ nirvana. And … Read More

No Thai Required

A couple of weeks ago, the hub mentioned to me that if he had only ever eaten Thai food in Florida, he would not like Thai food. We’ve had some pretty bad Thai-ms since we’ve moved here. Which is a big darn shame because the hub and I love a good drunken noodle, a spicy dish … Read More

The Star Drugstore: A Lot of Firsts, and a Good Place for Seconds!

I had lunch today at the Star Drug Store in Galveston (http://www.galvestonstardrug.com/). It’s a great little historic place. They claim to be the oldest drug store in Texas, and it’s a pretty sincere and non-falutin’ place, so I’m inclined to believe that their research is correct. The history doesn’t end there: the porcelain Coca-Cola sign … Read More

Organic Truths in Washington DC

Despite popular theories, I am not Amish. I grew up in an Amish area. I was not allowed to travel more than 5 miles from home. And I worked hard as a kid. I envied those cushy sweatshop jobs in China. The ones where the kids got to be kids for two or three hours a … Read More

Letter from Richmond

As you may or may not know, HTG works in the agricultural sector of our country’s economic engine. (How appropriate for a history lover to work with what is TRULY the world’s oldest profession, right?) As part of my duties, I recently found myself in Richmond, Virginia, stopping there for an excuse to drink Virginia’s finest fermented grapes … Read More

Laissez les bon temps rouller!

  I’m embarrassed to say that I didn’t visit New Orleans until November last year. Me and the hub decided to go there over Thanksgiving, and I have to say, I would swap out turkey for gumbo any time. We stayed in the French Quarter, at the Hotel St. Marie (http://www.hotelstmarie.com/) on Toulouse Street (here’s … Read More

Whoopie! A Trip to Lancaster’s Newest Adaptive Reuse Hotel

I spent the last two days in the new Marriott on Penn Square, in lovely downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania (www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lnsmc-lancaster-marriott-at-penn-square/ ). First, I should tell you that I like Lancaster. Sure, I can get surly when stuck behind a slow moving buggy, and I’m trying to get to a 9:00 meeting. But generally, I like the … Read More

Eating My Way Across Galveston, TX, Part One

Look, historic travel girl loves to stay in old houses. But do I want to subsist on a diet of Victorian-era excesses…with exotic new dishes and lots of courses? Uhh…YES!!! Luckily, Galveston does not disappoint the hungry historic traveler. Here are just a few of the options (there are tons more–coming soon!) Yaga’s Cafe and … Read More

You Deserve a Safe Vacation

The health and safety of our hotel guests and staff are our top priority, and we have made some important changes to prepare for your safe visit to St. Augustine. Find out how the Bayfront Marin House can help you stay small, and stay safe!

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