Throw Back Thursday – Paella in Spain

Eating in a foreign country can be the highlight of your trip, or it can be the downfall. Picky eaters are what they are, but don’t let them stop you from dabbling in a little culinary adventure. It might just be the best thing that happens to your kid’s diet since peanut butter.

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Pretty Places Friday – Pacaya Lodge & Spa — Apoyo Lagoon

Overlooking a jungle teeming with wildlife that stretches down to Apoyo Lagoon in the volcanic crater below, Pacaya Lodge & Spa is nicely perched in central Nicaragua, making it an ideal home base for exploring many of nation’s top sites. Calling the village of Catarina home, the lodge is less than an hour’s drive from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, making it a fabulous alternative … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Pacaya Lodge & Spa — Apoyo Lagoon

Pretty Places Friday – Farmhouse Inn

Set on six acres in Sonoma County wine country is the Farmhouse Inn, which has mastered the perfect way to end a busy day of wine tasting. Get pampered at the chic spa, have dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant set in a restored late-1800s farmhouse, and feel like a kid again making S’mores under a star-filled sky. Read more HERE. Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Farmhouse Inn

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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Unforgettable Hotels – Le Monastere des Augustines – Quebec

For centuries, Augustinian sisters have called the historic site home, but facing declining numbers, the monastery was restored and adapted to offer hotel accommodations, opening its doors to guests in August 2015.

See the full review HERE.

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Travel Tuesday – Ecuadorian Rainforest

We’re eating breakfast at a table topped with white linen, overlooking 3,200 acres of Ecuador’s Choco-Andean cloud forest. A colorful Choco toucan chirps in a nearby tree. “Nothing is impossible,” says our guide, Anderson, and I am inclined to believe him.  Read more HERE.

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Unforgettable Hotels – explora Valle Sagrado

Front Porch

This remarkable hotel – explora Valle Sagrado with unending views is located in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Unlike other hotels, the goal is getting guests off of the property, and exploring the area.  See the full review HERE.

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