Scotty Reiss

Scotty Reiss

Prior to SheBuysCars, Scotty was the founding editor-in-chief of Luxe magazine, and wrote for the New York Times, Town & Country, Entrepreneur and Adweek, among others. She is the co-author of Stew Leonard, My Story, a biography of the founder of the iconic grocery company Stew Leonard’s, and developed program content for American Express Publishing’s Luxury Summit, PRWeek magazine’s annual conference and selected Luxury Marketing Council events.

Why a Track Driving Vacation Should Be on Your Travel Bucket List

Thrills, skills and the memory of a lifetime are what you can expect from a track driving vacation. A stay at Bernadus Lodge and driving school at the world-famous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was topped by driving Formula 1 race cars with Cooper Tires and pro drivers Johnny Unser, Gail Truess and R.C. Enerson. Balance this adrenaline-infused trip with a luxurious stay, delicious food and activities for the non-drivers in your group and you’ll have a vacation story that’ll pretty much top everyone else’s. A Track Driving Vacation Is the Thrill of a Lifetime Like most women, a day...

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Visiting Saybrook Point Inn, a Seaside Connecticut Resort

The charming seaside Connecticut resort in the village of Old Saybrook is just 100 or so miles from Boston and New York and the ideal summer getaway. With water views at every turn, a trip to this quaint village is made perfect with a stay at the Saybrook Point Inn, a luxury resort with restored historic buildings, lush gardens, world class seaside dining, a spa, marina and indoor and outdoor pools. An Elegant New England Getaway Is Closer Than You Think Why should vacationers in New York and Boston suffer the traffic, expense, and crowds of the Hamptons or...

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What to Do in Ann Arbor When Touring—or Attending—the University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan, is fun to visit for the excellent restaurants, charming downtown, unique hotels and fun year-round events. But it’s an added bonus when touring the University of Michigan, and for families with a student at this top college, a reason to visit more often. Get the best out of your visit by knowing what to do in Ann Arbor. What to Do in Ann Arbor, Michigan College towns can be much more fun for students than for parents—usually. Our tours over the last few years have included more two-star motels and fast food drive-thrus than I can...

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Hawaiian Vacation Paradise: Family Fun at Hilton Waikoloa Village

If you want to see the real Hawaii, the Big Island offers the perfect blend of rustic experiences and top notch resorts. Discover your own Hawaiian vacation at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, on the Kona Coast on the island’s western side, the perfect blend of a family-friendly fun and tropical relaxation. There’s no real need to leave the property; though if you want to, there’s plenty else to do. Family Fun on the Big Island: Hilton Waikoloa Village Hawaii has long been my dream destination. Ocean breezes, swaying palm trees, a soundtrack of plucky Ukuleles and warm Polynesian hospitality....

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Traveling with Parents and Parents-to-Be: Tips For Multi-Generational Road Trips

Make elderly, pregnant or just plain difficult passengers comfortable and get your vacation off on the right foot. Road trips are easy when you understand how each passenger feels in the car and what they need to be comfortable. We spent some time with Ford’s engineers to learn how they understand their customers’ needs and were inspired to think about our families differently, too. There’s nothing that sets the stage for a family vacation like a road trip from hell: Passengers who have to pee every 20 minutes, front seat passengers who cramp back seat riders, those who can’t hear, those who...

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The Richest Travel Experience Ever: A Culture Exchange, Right At Home

We didn’t know what to expect when we hosted an exchange student from Spain. Our school matched us with Marie, who is the same age as our teenage daughter and gave us a few guidelines. The rest was up to us. Learning about her country and seeing ours through her eyes was a truly rewarding experience. Hosting an Exchange Student Opens Our Eyes to Our Culture and Hers We got a frantic email from my 11th grade daughter’s Spanish teacher this spring: Would we host a student from Spain for two weeks? The teacher was charged with organizing a program...

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The Ultimate Travel Must-Have For the Holidays: New Tires

Power and confidence are a must in holiday traffic; good tires give you that plus a more comfortable ride, a quieter cabin for conversation and the confidence that you won’t spend your trip on the side of the road waiting for roadside assistance. And if the weather turns ugly, you’ll have the traction and capability you need to beat those wet, snowy roads. Here’s why you should ask Santa for a set of new tires. Good Tires=Good Road Trips If you’d asked me just a few weeks ago what I wanted for Christmas, I never would have said new tires....

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Girls Getaway at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut

In need of a great place for a girls weekend away, we headed to Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. This self-contained resort has it all, from world class restaurants to top notch entertainment, gaming, fun night clubs, a spa and shopping. But the friendly staff, nice touches and top notch hotel rooms put it over the top, making us think about coming back with our families next time. A Weekend of Surprising Delight at a Connecticut Casino I’m not a casino kind of girl. I like Las Vegas for its resort-style hotels and desert hiking more than the chance to win...

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Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel Review: Casual Fun on Florida’s Miami Beach

Kimpton Surfcomber is a breath of fresh ocean air in the middle of chic and party focused South Beach. Its casual decor, relaxed vibe and beach side location make it a low key alternative to the glam of Miami Beach, as well as a great place for a vacation, a business trip or a meeting. We headed there for both, and got the best of both worlds. A Relaxed Beachy Spot in the Heart of Tony South Beach Back when most of the hotels in Miami’s South Beach were built, the goal of vacationers was to relax, unwind and enjoy the sunshine, blue...

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Renting a Beach House in St. Augustine, Florida

The most perfect beach in the world might also be the most accessible and convenient on the East Coast: St. Augustine Beach. And the best way to experience all this fun, historic area has to offer is by renting a beach house. Here’s what you need to know. My family has vacationed in St. Augustine Beach, Florida, for longer than I’d like to admit. We love St. Augustine. The beach is world class – wide, white and drivable (yes, you can take your car right on to the beach as long as it’s a 4-wheel drive; you can learn...

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