Portofino Italy: At Least Once in Your Lifetime

Here is WHY You Should Visit Portofino! Portofino, Italy is a small fishing village along the Italian Riviera known for its good looks and visitors: the Hollywood crowd and beyond! But you don't have to be a celebrity or wealthy to visit this gorgeous seaside town in Northern Italy. For me, it is the perfect town. The half-moon shaped harbor, with its pastel houses lining

2019-09-02T14:41:39-07:00

Savannah GA: Our Guide to the Best Things To Do

✦ The Ultimate Guide to Savannah GA ✦ Get yourself into that Southern mood, the sweet sickness that is Savannah's lure. I call it le mal doux, which is French for "the sweet sickness". How?  You ask? Try reading (or see the movie) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before you take on the task of visiting Savannah attractions and finding things to do in

2019-09-05T11:58:16-07:00

12 + Things To Do In Positano Italy

Positano, Italy is a gorgeous slice of Heaven, ok, I mean "beach town" in Italy along the Amalfi Coast. It is famous for its colorful buildings, excellent restaurants, and perfect location for honeymooners, and really anyone who wants to enjoy the Italian sun! With its winding roads that lead down to the sea, there are plenty of cafes, shops, and boutique hotels to stay at.

2019-09-03T13:50:33-07:00

Buenos Aires – “Paris of South America”

Buenos Aires - A Comprehensive Guide on What To Do! Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina and currently home to more than 40 million people! It is also the capital of Argentina and known as the “Paris of South America!” I can honestly attest to that, as this city is absolutely gorgeous with its European-style buildings and architecture. It is as if you

2019-08-22T19:46:24-07:00

Staycation AZ – At The Hotel Valley Ho

Photo by: Kendra Lee Photography Sometimes you just need to get away. So why not make it a local event? Here in Arizona, we call those “Staycations”. We have such an array of resorts and hotels in Phoenix and Scottsdale that it is worth it to just give yourself a break and do a “Staycation AZ”. Recently I had a chance to get

2019-06-18T21:58:02-07:00

How to Go Croatia Island Hopping! Come With Me!

It was over a year ago that I had typed these words to the top of my bucket list on my website: Croatia Vacation. I had been in the travel business for over 5 years at the time and I often hear about all the wonderful places to visit in this world. Whisperings of Croatia island hopping and amazing Croatia resorts have been going on

2019-08-19T18:24:06-07:00

Unique Things to do in Qatar – Doha City Tours

Doha, Qatar is located within a tiny Arab nation that has unbelievable architecture, a huge expatriate population, and the highest per capita income in the world! As the smallest country in the Middle East, it has grown in population super fast over the last 40 years. Back then it was a desolate desert with virtually little going on other than a lonely Sheraton Grand Hotel

2019-03-06T22:32:52-07:00

A Qatar Airways Review: Q-Suites!

Air travel has become such a hassle over the last couple of decades, especially since 09/01/01. I can almost remember what it was like BEFORE that happened. Now, lines at the airport have continued to get longer while the list for prohibited items on a plane has increased. However, the one thing that has improved about air travel is the business class choices that are

2019-03-06T22:35:55-07:00

15 Exciting Things to do in Quebec City in the Winter

Walking the city streets and along the St. Lawrence River of old Quebec City, I felt as if I could hear the sounds of the past from the old shipping boats that came into the harbor. In fact, Old Quebec City was built upon the St. Lawrence River, where the French merchants brought in goods from far away lands. Along with the stunning visual surroundings,

2019-08-22T12:45:03-07:00

A Review of the Hyatt Regency LAX: Awesome!

Just as I have written about the best Dallas Fort Worth Airport options, I recently found the best LAX hotel with a shuttle airport option: Hyatt Regency LAX. As one of the 777 properties of the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, it is an interesting fact that the first Hyatt House branded motel was a small LAX motel located near the airport. Decades after the first Hyatt

2019-03-08T18:41:27-07:00

Los Cabos Golf Resort: A Community at Quivira Los Cabos

Have you ever wanted to feel like being a part of a community while on vacation? That is one thing I loved about the community of Quivira Los Cabos in Los Cabos, Mexico. It is a luxury residential resort community that has a lot to offer including the Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort, The Towers at Pacifica, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach, Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, and a

2019-08-08T12:48:20-07:00

Review: What is it really like to be on a Crystal Cruise?

 There is no doubt that if you are looking to be wined and dined on your next vacation, then Crystal Cruises is the company you are looking for. This exclusive cruise company makes you feel as if you are staying in a luxury hotel, only it floats on majestic waterways! At least the Grand Europe Crystal Mahler ship does, it floats along the shores of

2019-07-22T08:34:33-07:00

2018 World Travel: 15 Countries, 25 Trips!

Every year since I started this blog about world travel in 2012, I have written a travel year-end review showcasing world travel. I guess this year will be no different, although I do seem to get lazier and lazier about writing it and putting it off to the last minute! 2018 was a wonderful year of change, as I continued working with well-known travel brands

2019-07-15T06:53:22-07:00

Mykonos Beaches: My Dreams of Bohemian Luxury

So you are going to Mykonos? Mykonos is loaded with great beaches (and churches) and in my humble opinion, they have some of the best beaches in all of the Mediterranean. Mykonos beaches are a paradise whether you’re looking for swimming, sunbathing, beach parties, or any type of water sports. You can visit the Mykonos beaches throughout the day by renting a car/moto (like I did), by

2019-08-09T15:21:26-07:00

Top 7 Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Resorts

Puerto Vallarta is THE place to be. Mexico is easy to get to and they have laid out the red carpet for your visit. In fact, your vacations begin from the moment you step foot off the airplane or the cruise ship that brings you here. You will soon notice the mesmerizing cobblestone streets lined with cafes, shopping, and boutique hotels along with a lively

2019-08-17T16:42:36-07:00

7 Reasons To Consider Rocky Mountaineer

Like a magic carpet ride, the scenery slips by the bi-level glass-domed windows, as you unplug and spend quality time with your significant other. Railway journeys have a way of tugging at your heartstrings by getting you to relax and unwind. You can move comfortably about the cabins, dive into quality executive chef cuisines, and even possibly spot a bear, a moose, a bald eagle

2019-07-30T21:44:31-07:00

Hyatt Zilara Cancun: A Relaxing Getaway For Adults

Everybody needs a little time away from their busy and stressful lives. Sometimes trips that can get you into vacation mode fast are needed, but rarely booked. So I have a quick trip recommendation ready for you. Booking a trip to Cancun, Mexico is easy from many places on the East and West Coast, as well as Arizona and Texas and that allows you to

2018-11-27T11:33:11-07:00

El Nido Palawan: Things to Do During your Visit

My arrival into "Heaven on Earth": Palawan, Philippines was nothing short of spectacular! If you're trying to choose where to go on vacation and the Philippines is on your radar, then do I have the place for you: Palawan, El Nido. It is a great place to start! I have not seen such pure beauty in a tropical island setting in quite some time, but

2019-08-03T13:27:01-07:00

Palawan, Philippines: El Nido Resorts

Soaring near the landing airstrip at the El Nido Palawan Airport, I could see that other passengers eyes were glued to the tiny windows in the Air Swift charter flight out of Manila, Philippines. We flew over Mount Mantalingaian, the southern Philippine mountains and were soon dipping down near Palawan Phillippines, El Nido Resorts. I had, as usual, chosen an aisle seat, not thinking about

2018-12-30T22:33:11-07:00

Journeys Canada: Canadian Rockies Train

The Rocky Mountaineer is a luxurious way to visit Canada with all of its impeccable beauty. So forget about jam-packing your SUV for a long Canadian road trip and let the Rocky Mountaineer train take the wheel, literally. The Rocky Mountaineer gives travelers the opportunity to travel to “forbidden” places that are inaccessible by car. Although the below-freezing temperatures of the winter season can diminish

2019-06-08T16:00:50-07:00

Casas en Puerto Vallarta: A Romantic Luxury Boutique Hotel

Along the Pacific Ocean, the resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico invites you to stay at its luxurious Casas en Puerto Vallarta: the boutique Casa Velas. This typically warm weather resort city entices adults to skip out on their usual work day and spend some time under the fiery Mexican sun! Guests of what the Mexicans call "Casas en Puerto Vallarta" are given a special

2018-11-27T11:37:10-07:00

Positano Beach, Italy: Bellisimo! This Place is Gorgeous!

Positano Beach: There is so much to say about the beloved Positano Beach, and yet nothing you can say that will give you the true essence to explain what Positano is all about. It speaks for itself, without superfluous words. It is so stunning that it makes you hunger for more. I can say that I absolutely loved the amazing drive we took down the

2019-08-22T22:05:11-07:00

How to be a Queen for the Night

Sometimes I think about what it would be like if I were a Queen, and not just any old Queen, but the Queen of France!  How everything I could ever want would be at my beckoned call. How if I said it, it would just happen.  Now fast forward to today, when I am selecting a hotel for my upcoming trip to Paris.  I want

2019-07-03T04:43:20-07:00

A Luxury Getaway at the Hotel Cesenatico in Italy

Cesenatico is a port city located on the Adriatic coast of Italy. It is in the province of Forlì-Cesena, which is in the region of Emilia-Romagna, south of Ravenna. If you have not had a chance to visit the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, then have I got a treat for you! It's called Cesenatico and I had a chance to stay at the gorgeous Hotel

2019-08-22T22:07:27-07:00

Palace on Wheels Train – THE Definitive Guide You Need

Palace on Wheels is one of the luxury trains in India that travels through the majestic landscapes of Rajasthan within India’s Golden Triangle. Powered by a traditional steam engine, the Palace on Wheels train made its inaugural journey in 1982. It was THIS train that started the era of luxury trains in India. This train has given rise to other luxury trains, such as the

2019-08-17T09:44:06-07:00

Chico Hot Springs – A Slice of Paradise in Montana

Chico Hot Springs, a quintessential Montana resort sits in Paradise Valley, midway between the historic railroad town of Livingston, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Chico is flanked by the Absaroka Mountains to the south and the almighty Yellowstone River to the north which is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states. Not too far from Pray, Montana, the ambiance of Chico is a

2019-08-24T10:49:23-07:00

What a Wonderful Stay: Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe

It is no surprise that the Inn of The Five Graces lies squarely in New Mexico, known as the "Land of Enchantment." With a clearly magical touch, internationally acclaimed importers, Ira and Sylvia Seret of Seret & Sons have created a living masterpiece for all to enjoy. Each of the 24 unique suites in this small luxury hotel embraces the beauty and bold color of richly exotic

2018-11-27T11:52:06-07:00

Puerto Vallarta All-inclusive Resort: Hyatt Ziva on the beach!

Along the secluded beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the Hyatt Ziva stands out among the crowds of Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Resorts. This is because of its comfortable atmosphere and location RIGHT on the beach. Yet, the Hyatt Ziva is also located only about two miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta. This is an excellent location, as guests can easily catch a 5-minute Uber ride into the

2018-11-27T11:55:44-07:00

Monaco Spa: Thermes de Spa Is Not To Miss!

Monaco Spa: Thermes de Spa Whatever your quest is in your health, things like anti-aging, detoxification, slimming down, or deep relaxation, then this Monaco spa known as the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo is the exact place for you. It lies somewhere between technological worlds and a few islands of tranquility but either way, it is perfection. Read on for one amazing experience! Thermes de Spa

2019-08-17T09:26:26-07:00

How to Plan an Authentic Italian Vacation in Tuscany

Italian Luxury Hamlet in Tuscany Just as the sun was beginning to peek into my 18th-century room at a luxury hamlet in Tuscany, I begin to wake out of one of the deepest nights of sleep I had been in for a while. The glow of the sun tossed shadows on to the whitewashed walls and hardwood floors and I was curled up in a

2019-09-14T14:11:33-07:00

Rocky Mountaineer Train: Enjoy The Ride!

Quietly, I sat alone in the brightly lit train station waiting to board the Rocky Mountaineer Train. I had arrived too early and had plenty of time to wait. Slowly I put my head back and with my eyes closed, I imagined the majestic train rolling into the station. Train travel had always been fascinating to me and this was my chance to ride on

2019-08-19T10:08:30-07:00

Travelocity: 6 Ultra-Indulgent Luxury Spa Getaways Not to Miss

Travelocity October on Travelocity! Every month I use my 25 years of travel experience on the Travelocity website about my latest travel experiences. I am a travel ambassador for Travelocity, and they like to call me one of their "Gnational Gnomads", which I think is super cute. This is an excerpt from those stories. You can read the entire article here on Travelocity: 6 Ultra-Indulgent

2018-11-27T12:01:45-07:00

Milford PA Hotels: At the Crossroads for East Coast Vacationers

Coming around the backside and corner of the Hotel Fauchere, I entered going down the stairs and thru the back door. Unbeknownst to me, I came at it all wrong and should have entered thru its glorious navy-blue double French front doors with red and white striped awnings out in front and even a black rocking chair on the sidewalk to get the real flavor

2019-08-19T17:32:42-07:00

Things to do in the Scottsdale, AZ Area

She flies over long distances in a precise migratory pattern and is known as ‘the wanderer’ in Australia.  But here in the United States, we call her the Monarch butterfly. Flying overhead in search of nectar plants and basking in the sun, this week I felt like a butterfly as I explored the City of Scottsdale, AZ calling it the Scottsdale Invasion! Invasion of the

2018-11-27T12:03:34-07:00
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