Dining · Mexico · Uncategorized

Weekend Visit to Puerto Vallarta, MX

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

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Favorite Travel Moments from 2018

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

Dining · France · Uncategorized · Wine

Lunch at La Chevre d’Or and the Village of Eze

We saved our big gastronomic highlight for the French Riviera.  We picked the restaurant at La Chevre d’Or, which is a 5 star boutique hotel and has a 2-star Michelin restaurant as well.  The Chevre d’Or is located in the village of Eze, which is about 20 minutes east of Nice and is on the… Continue reading Lunch at La Chevre d’Or and the Village of Eze

Dining · France · Uncategorized

Exploring Nice, France

After two nights in Paris, we took a morning flight from Orly airport to Nice on Air France.  One thing I will note is that Orly is a pretty crummy airport – outdated, small, crowded and very warm inside.  We were so glad to get on the Air France flight which was great and only… Continue reading Exploring Nice, France

Dining · France · Paris · Uncategorized

Eating in Paris

We had some great meals during our short stay in Paris.  Our first night we had a reservation at Bistrot d’Henri which was about a 5 minute walk from our hotel in the 5th arrondissement.  I booked it because I knew we would be tired from the long flight and wanted something close to our… Continue reading Eating in Paris

Dining · New Mexico · Santa Fe · Uncategorized

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

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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