Caribbean · France · French Polynesia · Italy · Paris · St. Lucia · Uncategorized

Most Romantic Destinations

With a trip to Paris and the French Riviera coming up in less than one month, this linkup topic is very well timed!  I guess I consider every vacation to have some element of romance to it.  My husband and I work a lot so getting to disconnect and spend quality time together without the… Continue reading Most Romantic Destinations

Texas · Uncategorized · United States

Staycation at the Four Seasons, Dallas

It is definitely the dog days of summer here in Texas.  Here is a snapshot of our current forecast this week and you can see that we are living on the face of the sun. I HATE Texas in the summer. It’s just too damn hot. Or to put it another way: Steve and I… Continue reading Staycation at the Four Seasons, Dallas


Where to Eat in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is definitely a foodie town so don’t think it’s going to be cheesy Tex-Mex everywhere you go.  After 7 trips here, I have tried most of the popular fine dining and casual spots in town so here are my favorites in each category.  Plus, some silly pictures of me and my cousin having… Continue reading Where to Eat in Santa Fe


Ten Thousand Waves Spa, Santa Fe, NM

Every time I travel to Santa Fe, I always plan a spa visit to Ten Thousand Waves, which is probably my favorite day spa in the U.S.  It’s located in the hills above Santa Fe on the way to the ski valley and is a peaceful retreat that is modeled as a Japanese onsen.  It’s… Continue reading Ten Thousand Waves Spa, Santa Fe, NM

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Meow Wolf Art Exhibit in Santa Fe, NM

I just returned from a quick weekend in Santa Fe with my cousin and am now back in the 100+ degree heat of Texas. Boo-hoo.  Our main reason for visiting Santa Fe this weekend was to check out the Meow Wolf art exhibit, which is definitely one of the weirdest art shows in the U.S. … Continue reading Meow Wolf Art Exhibit in Santa Fe, NM

California · Dining · europe · French Polynesia · Italy · Travel Tips · Uncategorized · United States · Wine

My Definition of Luxury Travel

I think what people consider “luxury” versus “normal” or even “budget friendly” when it comes to travel is all in the eye of the beholder.  To me, saying that something is a “luxury” item when it comes to travel really means that (i) it’s a bit more money than I would normally spend to eat,… Continue reading My Definition of Luxury Travel

Argentina · Uncategorized · Wine

Argentina! But not till 2019….

I had really been hoping to visit Asia in Spring 2019 using miles but I just couldn’t get the mileage to work on or about the dates we needed to leave and return. I actually have quite a bit of flexibility in April but was looking to make it a 13-15 day trip and American… Continue reading Argentina! But not till 2019….