Pretty Places Friday – Basking in Big Sur

​It’s so close, yet you feel as though you have traveled a world away. That’s the magic of Big Sur. Spend three hours behind the wheel, past strawberry fields and signs touting the artichoke capital of the world, and this stunning stretch of coastline awaits. With jagged ocean cliffs, mountains that plunge down into water every shade of blue, and towering groves of redwoods, Big … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Basking in Big Sur

Throwback Thursday – Grab Your Pillow and Dive In

It’s like walking into a fantasy world. Ocean-filled tanks bigger than a house, filled with sea creatures all the colors of the rainbow. So close, you feel as though you could reach out and pet a seahorse or splash a fast moving sea otter. A visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium has all the makings of the perfect day. Until you realize, a lot of … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Grab Your Pillow and Dive In

Unforgettable Hotels

Located 40 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport, Marina Fiesta is in the thick of downtown Cabo San Lucas on the harbor. The resort features 150 suites that are bigger than the average hotel room. All have a full kitchen or kitchenette, and all have a patio or balcony. An impressive 80 percent of the suites also sport a marina view. Read more HERE.

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Pretty Places Friday – Carneros Resort and Spa Napa

Carneros Resort and Spa is surrounded by vineyards and meadows, but still conveniently located just off Highway 121 in Napa. The property is just a touch more than five miles (eight kilometres) from downtown Napa, where restaurants, shops, art galleries, and close to two dozen wine tasting rooms are waiting. A star-studded list of wineries are within easy driving distance.  Read more HERE.

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Throwback Thursday – Kids Packing Tips

Make sure your child’s bag is light when it’s empty. You’re going to put enough in as it is, don’t add unnecessary weight. Look for a carry-on that rolls, but can also double as a backpack. Rollers come in handy, but there are moments (think escalators and rental car bus shuttles) when you’ll be thankful your little one can put their bag on their back and go. Read more HERE.

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Five Cool and Comfy Carmel, CA Hotels

If you’re looking for quick getaway, think Carmel. Just a couple hours in the car from San Francisco and you can play in the sand, do some serious shopping and drink good wine. But where should you stay? Carmel is chock full of great options for every taste. Read more HERE. Continue reading Five Cool and Comfy Carmel, CA Hotels