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

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

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

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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

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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!