Caribbean · Fiji · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Places I Can’t Get Out of My Head – Tropical Islands

The timing of this link-up is apropos as I have several places that I can’t get out of my head right now.  Steve and I leave for the Virgin Islands in about a week for a 10 day vacation that is much needed right now.  I have a bad case of the “DIF”, aka, Dreaded… Continue reading Places I Can’t Get Out of My Head – Tropical Islands

Colorado · French Polynesia · Las Vegas · Oregon · Uncategorized · United States

Top 5 Travel Moments for 2017

Looking back at my pictures, I realize that 2017 was a great year for our travels.  We knocked a few places off of our bucket list, celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary, had a great mother-daughter trip and stayed at some really nice hotels this year.  So, without further ado, below are my favorite travel moments… Continue reading Top 5 Travel Moments for 2017

French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Dream Hotels – South Pacific Edition

Steve and I finally visited the South Pacific earlier this year, spending a week in French Polynesia.  Despite the long flight in coach, we thoroughly enjoyed the vacation and it is definitely one of the most scenic and stunning spots in the world.  The beauty of Bora Bora didn’t even seem real – it was… Continue reading Dream Hotels – South Pacific Edition

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

For dinner our last night, we splurged on the Lagoon Restaurant at the hotel.  The restaurant and its menu was designed by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who is a famous Michelin starred chef with restaurants around the world.  It’s consistently rated the top restaurant in Bora Bora.  Steve and I developed a habit of stopping by here every… Continue reading Lagoon Restaurant, St. Regis

French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Stingrays and Sharks!

As part of our private Lagoon and Beach BBQ day, our handsome guide took us to 3 different snorkel spots.  The first spot was to snorkel some huge coral heads and see the abundant fish life and moray eels, the second spot was in very shallow, waist-deep water to feed and pet stingrays (and see… Continue reading Stingrays and Sharks!

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property

Upon arrival, our butler gave us a tour of the St. Regis property which was much larger than we expected.  The hotel has both overwater bungalows and beach bungalows with private plunge pools.  If we returned here, I might consider actually splitting my time between the overwater bungalows and the beach bungalows, which were also… Continue reading Tour of the St. Regis Bora Bora Property

Dining · French Polynesia · Uncategorized

Bora Bora Lagoon Tour and Private Island Champagne Lunch

On our third day on Bora Bora, we were picked up at the St. Regis dock by Will from Bora Bora Romantic Tours.  I had scheduled a few weeks in advance a full day private tour on a motor boat that would take us around the entire lagoon with stops for snorkeling, feeding stingrays and… Continue reading Bora Bora Lagoon Tour and Private Island Champagne Lunch