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

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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Throw Back Thursday – Madrid with Kids

Madrid, like most of Spain, comes alive at night. It’s when the locals come out to play, and it’s not uncommon to see a family with young children headed to dinner at 10p.m. With full stomachs we made our way to Puerto del Sol. Madrid’s central square, Puerto del Sol provides the young and old with hours of entertainment. Read about it all 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.

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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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