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Consistently named America’s favorite city, Charleston is full of southern charm. The Palmetto-fringed streets are full of culture, food, shopping, and antebellum homes that led Conde Nast to name it among the best cities in the world. You could spend a weekend or week exploring this walkable city. Each time I visit, my experience is […]

Travel Guide: Charleston, South Carolina

Tides Inn is located outside the quaint, historic town of Irvington, Virginia. This Chesapeake Bay staple has been welcoming guests for 74 seasons but now with a refined look in 2020. We met a couple who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at Tides Inn and found out they celebrated their honeymoon here years ago.  […]

To Do at Tides Inn: 2021 Refresh in Irvington, Virginia

30 minutes from Salt Lake City Airport and situated at the base of Canyons Village, Waldorf Astoria Park City is in the heart of adventure.   A draw for outdoor, nature lovers year-round, a notable feature was the size of the patios.  We had breakfast each morning on our balcony overlooking the mountains with enough room […]

Mountain Resort Review: Waldorf Astoria Park City, Utah

Montage Deer Valley, our last visit in Deer Valley, but certainly not the least.  At the very top of the mountain, the drive was absolutely gorgeous. The Montage offers a grand entrance and refined mountain lodge culture.  A hallmark of the resort is the highly personalized service, which makes you feel at home from the […]

Mountain Resort Review: Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah

The Stein’s reputation proceeds itself having earned a spot on Forbes’ list of “Most Luxurious Hotels in the World” and received raving review from Travel + Leisure. Ski Magazine readers have consistently voted it the best ski resort in America.  This Norwegian-style chalet sits mid-mountain.  The nostalgic European atmosphere feels as if you’ve stepped back […]

Mountain Resort Review: The Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley

Crawl. Walk. Travel. 1st time flying with Stella, we both learned a lot… I was nervous to be that mom on the plane, you know, the one with the screaming child.  But I had decided long ago that part of parenting for us meant that we wouldn’t stop traveling, so Stella is along for the […]

Flying with a Lap Infant: 5 Tips for Traveling with Littles

We arrived in Salt Lake City.  One of the draws to visiting Park City for a ski-in/ski-out experience is how close it is. Only a 40 minute drive and you are in the heart of a winter wonderland so if travel time is a concern, this is the trip for you.  Since we went to […]

Mountain Resort Review: The St. Regis Deer Valley in Park City, Utah

Covered in pink-white sand, rolling hills covered in green leaves, and fairy tale towns. Saint-Barts is the best kept secret of the French West Indies.  Maybe its because I’m craving a European adventure (because I always am) that the red roofs remind me of the the iconic blue tops in Santorini. But while we await […]

Saint Barthélemy: The Island with a Sophisticated French Personality

Most people visit Hawaii in the spring/summer or over holidays, but have you considered winter?  Winter means something very different to these islands with temperatures staying right around 80 degrees and tropical flowers starting to bloom. When? Did you know? January – April is when you are most likely to see Humpback whales during winter […]

Winter Whale Watching in Hawaii

With two official languages, English and Hawaiian – locals would appreciate you learning a few key words prior to your visit.  English is the main language spoken but travel is about experiencing something new so embrace and adapt as much as possible.  Here is a short list of words and phrases that can be put […]

Words to live by when visiting Hawaii