A New Sponsor – Graduate Seattle



Graduate Hotels, a brand-new boutique chain of hotels is sweeping the nation from Seattle, Washington to Providence, Rhode Island. “At Graduate Hotels, we believe life is a timeless journey filled with memory making stops, extraordinary rites of passage and all of the courageous leaps of faith that get you where you’re going.”  To be a Graduate is to be part of a well-curated, well-crafted collection of hotels that reside in the most dynamic university towns across the country. Every site and property celebrates and commemorates the youthful optimism of school days and cultivates the spirit of each community in a bright new way.

Check out the many locations on their beautiful website. Here


The Lark – Bozeman MT


Welcome to the perfect basecamp for your uniquely Montana adventure. Our little corner of downtown Bozeman was designed specifically to help you get the most out of a stay in Southwest Montana. Our team of recreation-loving locals can’t wait to share their knowledge, enthusiasm and suggestions as your area guides. And while we hope you’ll be spending plenty of time exploring outside this Bozeman hotel, The LARK is carefully crafted to provide a distinctly Montana feel. From oversized sitting areas, to our outdoor wood-burning fireplace and open-air patio overlooking Main Street, to the information-filled local artwork thoughtfully created for each guestroom, our intention is to help you experience the best of Bozeman.

Check Out The Lark Here



Northern Hotel

Still charming and reminiscent of bygone years, but with a warm, modern feel, the Northern’s luxurious design and character, Four-Star service and specialized amenities cater to business and leisure travelers offering high-tech meeting facilities and concierge services. Complimentary airport shuttle transport you to seamless check-in and first-class service.

Located at Broadway and First Avenue North in the heart of Billings’ business district, our hotel is convenient to other landmarks and attractions including the Moss Mansion, Alberta Bair Theater, Dehler Baseball Park, Western Heritage Center, Yellowstone Art Museum, Yellowstone County Museum, art galleries, shopping, theater and dozens of restaurants and bars.

The Hampton Inn: Birmingham, AL

Click here to book accommodations at the Hampton Inn Birmingham.

From our very own Carolyn Faye Fox at The Improper Bostonian.

Start your visit by checking in at a conveniently located hotel. The elegant yet homey Tutwiler (officially known as the Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown Tutwiler) offers historic cachet and modern comforts, including a shuttle that’ll not only take you to and from the airport , but also around town, plus a complimentary hearty breakfast: eggs, bacon, grits, waffles, fruit, yogurt and, if you’re lucky—or if it’s Sunday—homemade biscuits.


Mission Inn Hotel and Spa: Riverside, CA

Click here to book accommodations at the Mission Inn.

From our very own Carolyn Faye Fox at The Improper Bostonian.

Sixty miles east of Los Angeles, in the heart of California’s Inland Empire, the sprawling city of Riverside isn’t exactly a hotbed of tourism…except for one remarkable place. Whether you’re an architecture buff, a spa devotee or a traveler who revels in the uniquely idiosyncratic, the Mission Inn Hotel and Spa will capture your attention and hold it for days on end.

For starters, this National Historic Landmark is the country’s largest Mission Revival-style building, taking up an entire city block. But there’s more than Mission going on here—original owner and developer Frank Miller was unconstrained by consistency, building wings in differing architectural styles and adding whatever details suited his taste. That’s why the row of flying buttresses along one side are merely Gothic decorative elements, instead of serving their usual structural function. Miller built the inn in stages, finishing the final Rotunda Wing in 1931, when Riverside was thriving as the birthplace of the California citrus industry and a destination for Hollywood celebrities and other notables; the Mission Inn was where they unpacked their trunks and stayed for months at a time.

Radisson Downtown: Salt Lake City, UT

Click here to book accommodations at the Radisson Downtown Salt Lake City.

Read up on things to do in Salt Lake City from our very own Carolyn Faye Fox at The Improper Bostonian.

The Oxbow Hotel: Eau Claire, WI

Click here to book accommodations at The Oxbow Hotel.

The Peabody Hotel: Memphis, TN

Click here to book accommodations at The Peabody Hotel.

Intercontinental Mark Hopkins: Knob Hill, San Francisco, CA

Click here to book accommodations at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins – Top of the Mark.

From our very own Carolyn Faye Fox at The Improper Bostonian:

For more luxurious digs, check in to the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel, which has epitomized San Francisco hospitality since it opened its elegant doors in 1926. In the morning, there’s an exceptional breakfast buffet, including ethereal shrimp dim sum dumplings; at night, the Top of the Mark restaurant offers unrivaled panoramic views of the city, as well as an extensive cocktail list. It’s also convenient. Located atop Nob Hill at the crossing of three cable car lines, the hotel is a six-minute walk to Union Square and just a block from the Grace Cathedral, a landmark famous for its Ghiberti doors, stained glass, AIDS interfaith chapel and labyrinths.


Grant Street Inn: Bloomington, IN

Click here to book accommodations at the Grant Street Inn.