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Things to do in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Last week Steve and I traveled to Oregon for vacation.  We spent our first three days on the Northern Oregon Coast at Cannon Beach, which is about a 2.5 hour drive west from Portland.  I’ll post a review about the hotel we stayed at on Cannon Beach separately (spoiler alert – we LOVED our hotel)… Continue reading Things to do in Cannon Beach, Oregon

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Dream Hotels – California Edition

Living in Dallas, Texas, we are right in the middle of the country, albeit the southern middle part.  So, flights to California are plentiful, usually very reasonably priced and not very long (about 3 hours max).  I’ve visited San Diego, Orange County/Laguna Niguel, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley.  Still on my”to… Continue reading Dream Hotels – California Edition

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Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

Sometimes I randomly check airfare and hotels in certain destinations just to see what the prices are like and occasionally I find a great deal.  I often find better deals during the summer to places that are hot – like Phoenix, Austin, Las Vegas or Palm Springs.  Steve and I really weren’t planning to go… Continue reading Last Minute Trips and Vacation Deals

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Dream Hotels – Mexico Edition

I have been to Cancun/Playa del Carmen a few times and Cabo once, which Steve and I loved, and we visited Zihuatanejo once several years ago, which I am sad to say we did not enjoy, but there are many places on my wish list to visit in Mexico.  While most of them are beach… Continue reading Dream Hotels – Mexico Edition

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Dream Hotels – Caribbean Edition

Steve and I are between trips right now and our next getaway isn’t until the last day of June when we head to Las Vegas for a long weekend.  So, whenever I am in the travel doldrums, I start thinking about where would I like to stay one day?  This gave me the idea to… Continue reading Dream Hotels – Caribbean Edition

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How to Ease Into Vacation

Most of the time before I leave for vacation, my day goes something like this:  Up at 6:00am to get ready and head to work, fighting traffic in an hour+ commute and trying to get in by 8:00/8:30am.  Spend the day putting out fires and desperately trying to get as much done as I can… Continue reading How to Ease Into Vacation