What I Want Saturday – $1 Italian Homes

Buying an Italian dream home just got as easy as ordering off the dollar menu. The cities of Mussomeli and Zungoli are selling properties for just one euro. One located in Sicily, the other close to both Naples and the Amalfi coast, the tiny rural villages are attempting to revitalize their neighborhoods by offering abandoned homes for below bargain rates. While the houses are in … Continue reading What I Want Saturday – $1 Italian Homes

Pretty Places – Statue of Liberty

Growing up on the East Coast, I was lucky enough to go on more than one field trip to the Statue of Liberty. But I hadn’t made taking my kids a priority. On trips back East to visit family, we’d done Philadelphia and all its landmarks, but we never ventured into New York. The Statue of Liberty didn’t seem like enough of a draw. There … Continue reading Pretty Places – Statue of Liberty

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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Unforgettable Hotels – The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

There was a time when spending the weekend in the mountains meant roughing it. Rustic can mean many things, but luxury isn’t typically one of them. Lucky for folks visiting Lake Tahoe, The Ritz-Carlton is anything but typical. Read more HERE. Continue reading Unforgettable Hotels – The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Travel Tuesday – Los Angles with Teens

At some point, most traveling families will find themselves in Los Angeles. Whether it’s for a carefully-planned vacation, or simply an extended layover to take in some sites, having fun in LA is easy. The City of Angels is all about entertainment and they know how to show even the trickiest of teens a good time. Read more at Ciao Bambino Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Los Angles with Teens

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

window seat view of the islands of Tahiti

Budget-Friendly Tahiti

  Tahiti is one of those bucket list vacations many travelers dream about. But the cost of getting to paradise is changing; one of the newer airlines flying to Tahiti is also surprisingly budget friendly. But it’s a name most American travelers won’t recognize. Low-cost, long-haul airline, French bee now offers non-stop flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Tahiti (PPT) two to three times a … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Tahiti

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