Visiting the Go and Do Good  hotels

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After a wonderful stay at rugged Evergreen Lodge, we drove 15 minutes down the road to Rush Creek Lodge, a recently-built in 2016 lodge offering amazing amenities and comforts. The bros immediately felt at home with an oversized and well-equipped Game Room, offering an indoor playground, shuffleboard, a pool table and several other forms of entertainment. Across the way, the gorgeous guest lounge had a roaring fireplace, beautiful decor and an Activities Center with staff offering resources at the Lodge and in Yosemite.

Rush Creek Lodge, Groveland, CA

March 22, 2022

We had a wonderful first exposure to Yosemite National Park while staying at Evergreen Lodge, located in a remote, wooded-wonderland not far from the northwest entrance of the park. We had just driven from San Francisco as we went up and down windy, lush roads and Evergreen Lodge impressed us as soon as we arrived.

Evergreen Lodge, Groveland, CA

March 22, 2022

We made spring break plans to head to the mountains and explore a new to us national park, Yosemite National Park. To fly into Yosemite, one of the best options is to fly to San Francisco from the east coast. We decided to make the best usage of our time there and spend two half days exploring Fog City. The first step was finding a Good Hotel® and I was thrilled to discover Hotel Spero, a downtown boutique hotel offering comfortable accommodations and a great launching pad.

Hotel Spero, San Francisco, CA

March 22, 2022

Every now again, the chess pieces are put into place for Logan and I to score a weekend without our bros. Thanks to my awesome parents, this past weekend we chose to take the easy drive to nearby Chattanooga, Tennessee, a city located just under four hours from Greenville, South Carolina. Of course we chose to partner with a Good Hotel® and Read House Hotel exceeded our expectations.

Read House Hotel in Chattanooga, TN

February 6, 2022

For the last several years, Logan and I have used the Chase Sapphire credit card, a card that we put the majority of our purchases on to gain points. However, bad habits die hard and while I could have reaped the travel benefits from the card, it was easy for me to cash in those points for Amazon purchases instead. In fact, since I can remember, I have checked the “Points toward Amazon Purchases” box, feeling like my Amazon purchases were “free”. While the Chase Sapphire Preferred card does offer many travel benefits, I never used them as I should. Fast-forward to 2022.

Why We Chose the Delta Reserve Card for Travel

February 2, 2022

is past weekend we decided on a whim to head to the Burlington, North Carolina area, a suburb of Raleigh, to pickup a trailer for my husband’s truck. When we decided to head that way, I realized that a Good Hotel® was located nearby and so we made a night of it! Below is our personal review of being hosted by The Umstead Resort, a luxury hotel with a Woodlands feel in Cary, North Carolina.

The Umstead Resort in Cary, NC

January 23, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (But no really, what a magical time to visit Boise, Idaho!) We landed in the Boise airport watching snow flurries fall and we were immediately expectant of our upcoming snowy adventure. The bros were smitten walking around downtown Boise, making snowfalls out of snow that had fallen earlier. They brought along one of their favorite winter toys, snowball makers, and spent hours engaging in snowfall fights. December was truly a magical time to visit both Boise and McCall, Idaho.

Our Trip to Southwest ID

January 1, 2022

These are a few of our favorite things! There isn’t much more that we love more than living only two hours from a day full of skiing and snowboarding. The bros own their own equipment and Logan and Landon especially can shred it up on the slopes! I am somewhere between keeping Griffin alive on […]

Winter in the Snow Near Greenville, SC

December 20, 2021

#hosted The Resort It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Now it really feels like Christmas after a weekend stay at good hotel, Chetola Resort. A visit to Chetola Resort, located in Blowing Rock, NC, has been on my list for over a year and I was so excited to bring the family along […]

Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, NC

December 13, 2021

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…and for the first time in 18 years, this is actually possible! We are loving the lower temperatures in the Upstate of SC this Christmas season as we experience our first Christmas and winter on the farm. I’ve formed a list of our favorite Christmas activities and we can’t wait […]

SC at Christmastime

December 1, 2021

And just like that…it’s Turkey time again! We just love our annual visit to New Jersey to be with our cousins, siblings and grandparents for Thanksgiving. This weekend every year is filled with the same traditions: a Christmas Secret Santa Exchange with cousins on Thanksgiving evening, Jeopardy with Grammy & Pop, Braddock’s Tavern for a sibling meal and wonderful time together.

Our Visit to Washington D.C., MD & DE

November 23, 2021

After moving from Florida and longing for the fall season, I have officially fallen for fall in Greenville, SC! There are an overwhelming list of resources of things families can enjoy in the fall season here, so I wanted to create a running list for the activities that we experience in person. My favorite scripture […]

Fall Activities Near Greenville, SC

November 9, 2021

For the bros’ fall break this year, we decided to take a road trip to Cincinnati, Ohio to experience a new state and to visit family friends that moved not too far away from the city. Just over the bridge from Kentucky, Cincinnati had a unique feel, offering a big city with lots of options to choose from for tourists. When searching for a hotel that gives back near the city, I discovered The Summit Hotel, a local hotel doing so much good for animals in need.

The Summit Hotel in Cincinnati, OH

October 19, 2021

Imagine arriving from San Jose International Airport in Costa Rica, driving through windy roads to high altitude accommodations snuggled into the cloud forest: El Silencio Lodge. This gorgeous Relais & Chateaux property screams comfort upon arrival, with guests being welcomed by private security, horses in the field and beautiful facilities ahead in view.

El Silencio in Costa Rica

September 7, 2021

The boys and I were so excited to experience Great Wolf Lodge, an indoor water park, in Concord, North Carolina, just outside of Charlotte. While there are many locations of Great Wolf Lodge throughout the country, the Concord location is close enough to us for a day trip. We packed our swimsuits, towels and set off on a fun adventure that we could feel really good about. Not only is Great Wolf Lodge is a fun childhood experience, it also does so much good for its communities around the U.S.

Our Visit to Great Wolf Lodge

August 8, 2021

Admittedly, summer is my least favorite season in the Upstate. It is likely due to having spent 18 years living in Florida, wishing for a break from the heat. While I love having the boys home with us more and the freedom to travel and explore our beautiful area, the heat can be deal breaker. […]

Summer near Greenville, SC

August 1, 2021

Upon searching for hotels that give back in the Seattle area, I discovered The State Hotel, a boutique hotel with an amazing location two blocks form Pikes Place Market and other major attractions in Seattle. We were so excited to visit this charming hotel in-person and to highlight the good that it has done for others in the Pacific Northwest.

The State Hotel in Seattle, WA

July 22, 2021

Located just two-and-a-half-hours from Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge lies Hopkins Bay Resort, also a Muy’Ono Resorts property, although offering beachfront views instead of the jungle. It was hard not to feel relaxed as we settled into our Two Bedroom Beachview Room, the most perfect accommodations for a family. These rooms boasted two separate bathrooms and bedrooms, a kitchenette and common room as well as an oversized patio with three separate entry storm doors perfect for playing on the porch.

Hopkins Bay Resort in Belize

June 6, 2021

We arrived in the jungle of Western Belize after a two-hour drive from the Belize City airport expectant and excited about all we would experience in Belize. A stop to Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge was the very best way to kick off a family trip to Belize, filled with family fun. Upon arrival, we were invited for a welcome drink and the boys immediately discovered a wooden see-saw that would become one of their favorite forms of entertainment.

Sweet Songs Jungle Lodge in Belize

June 6, 2021

What a joy it was to experience Hotel Valley Ho in-person! This iconic, mid-century modern hotel, fun for couples but also super ideal for families, was the perfect way to experience the great state of Arizona. Upon arrival to the hotel, the 1950’s-era theme is vibrant and Hotel Valley Ho pops with culture and fun. The location is ideal, just 15 minutes from the Phoenix International Airport and also within walking distance to all of the shoppes, restaurants and activities that Old Town Scottsdale has to offer.

Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale, AZ

April 9, 2021

Spring is a time of freshness and new and that’s exactly what we experienced at Pretty Place, a beautiful erected cross in the mountains in South Carolina. This cross which has been around for dozens of years at the YMCA Camp Greenville, helped the bros and I center our hearts on what is right during […]

Spring near Greenville, SC

April 1, 2021

The weekend finally arrived where Logan and I were able to spend some time away, just the two of us! We headed on the road, but not far from home, and chose Asheville, North Carolina and the beautiful The Omni Grove Park Inn. Situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Omni Grove Park Inn has been hosting travelers for over a century and many notable figures have chosen this hotel for their stay, too.

The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC

March 14, 2021

We were swept off our feet as we approached the entrance circle of The Omni Homestead Resort and its vastness. The snow-covered buildings and lawns shone off the brick buildings and we felt as if we were entering a winter wonderland. Being President’s Day weekend, it was extra great to see all of the references to past U.S. Presidents and First Ladies as educational opportunities for the boys. We were ready for the fun to begin!

Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, VA

February 15, 2021

Although Barnsley Resort has been in the directory for what seems like a while, I was completely, pleasantly whisked away to a Christmas Wonderland while visiting Barnsley Resort during the Christmas season. With numerous family-friendly activities to enjoy year-round, Barnsley Resort quickly became a family favorite.

Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, GA

December 15, 2020

The Hotel: Louisville’s Only Waterfront Hotel, The Galt House Hotel is in a wonderful location in downtown Louisville. We loved the balcony in our room over the river but then also being walking distance to so many great things in the city.

The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY

October 18, 2020

The Hotel: With an accessible location to great shopping and sightseeing, Belmond Charleston Place is a great choice for couples and families alike. The hotel lobby screams elegance and Belmond Charleston Place carries that elegance into their on-site restaurants, cocktail lounges and guest rooms.

The Charleston Place in Charleston, SC

September 27, 2020

In 2020, travel industries around the world were hit with unprecedented closures, layoffs and financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People around the world cancelled travel plans around the world leaving hotels scrambling to follow guidelines yet also safely reopen when possible.

U.S. Hotels Giving Back During COVID-19

September 16, 2020

“Why did you start a hotel directory?” is a common question that I’ve received in the past year. For those that I’ve just met through a one-time Instagram interaction or women that I’m meeting in our new state of South Carolina, I try to summarize my love for hotels and people in one simple concept: Go and Do Good®.

The Heart Behind Go and Do Good®

August 27, 2020

We were so in need of a vacation but seriously, aren’t we all? We based our destination choice off a goal that Logan has always had: to zipline. I also preferred the idea of staying somewhat close to the good ol’ USA since we still had two young boys at home to {occasionally} worry about while gone.

Nayara Springs in Costa Rica

August 17, 2020

Writing for a Go and Do Good® hotel that gives back is one thing, but actually experiencing it is entirely different. This past weekend, Logan and I took a mini-trek to Music City, Nashville, TN, where we spent two wonderful nights in East Nashville at The Russell.

The Russell in Nashville, TN

August 17, 2020

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