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Destination Hotels

Whoever said the journey is more important than the destination never cozied up in a glass cabin in the mountains or poured a beer from a tap in their room. This time, the destination is a five-star gourmet haven in the Smokies, a treehouse off the grid, a trippy suite under a geodesic dome, a resort that specializes in effortless R&R, or a castle just down the road—yes, in Indiana. Give your airline points a rest. These one-of-a-kind escape rooms are just a short drive away.


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Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.