We just returned from a four day stay near the town of Los Olivos, which is located about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara, CA. This area is known as the Santa Ynez Valley and makes a lot of California wine but isn’t as well known as Napa and Sonoma. This area, despite being further… Continue reading California Dreaming – Central Coast Wine Tour
For our 3-day stay in Puerto Vallarta, I chose a hotel that has been on my bucket list ever since it opened 3 years ago, Casa Kimberly. Casa Kimberly is the former residence of actress Elizabeth Taylor and actor Richard Burton. He actually bought the house across the street first when he fell in love… Continue reading Sleeping with Elizabeth Taylor in Puerto Vallarta
My husband and I spent a 3-day weekend in Puerto Vallarta this last week and we completely fell in love with this romantic little beach town. Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific side of Mexico, about half way between Cabo San Lucas and Acapulco and was only a 2 hour flight from Dallas, Texas. … Continue reading Weekend Visit to Puerto Vallarta, MX
Starting the New Year in Santa Barbara We spent New Years in the wine country of Santa Barbara and one last night at the Ritz Carlton Bacara on the beach. We have visited this area many times so it was a great way to start off 2018. Mardi Gras in New Orleans with Friends In… Continue reading Favorite Travel Moments from 2018
Steve and I are still pushing forward with our plan to keep doing some big “bucket list” trips while we can. About 1.5 years ago we decided we should increase our travel budget significantly, at least for a few years, and do some big trips that we kept putting on the back burner due to… Continue reading Trip Plans for 2019….
We did one other day trip in Fiji and it was a private island picnic lunch on Monu Island, which is directly across from Monuriki. We signed up for this a few days in advance and filled out a card with what we wanted for lunch and what time we wanted to go and be… Continue reading Private Island Day Trip to Monu Island, Fiji
The year is quickly drawing to a close so I’m starting to think about our trips this past year and am planning for next year as well. This past year, the highlights were definitely our time in France and Fiji but we had several wonderful weekend getaways as well. Of course, food is always a… Continue reading Best Meals of 2018