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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

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Travel Wish List for the Next 5 Years

As today is my wedding anniversary (16 years), I thought it would be a good time to think about what we would like to do over the next several years. Steve and I have so many places I want to travel to and explore over the next five years.  This past year Steve and I… Continue reading Travel Wish List for the Next 5 Years

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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