Caribbean · St. Lucia · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

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

French Polynesia · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

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

Dining · French Polynesia · Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Moorea, French Polynesia and the Sofitel Ia Orana Hotel

We left Dallas on Friday evening and headed to LAX to catch our late night Air Tahiti flight to Papeete.  Unfortunately, we flew coach and I have to say that Air Tahiti has probably the narrowest and most uncomfortable coach seats I have experienced in a really long time. The flight from LA is about… Continue reading Moorea, French Polynesia and the Sofitel Ia Orana Hotel

Travel Tips · Uncategorized

Five Things I’ve Learned While Traveling

Wine Doesn’t Grow in Ugly Places My husband and I really enjoy trips to different wine regions.  We’ve been lucky enough to visit Champagne, France, Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, Central Coast California (Santa Ynez) and Willamette Valley in Oregon.  One thing is consistent – wine does not grow in ugly places.  To have really great… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned While Traveling

Italy · Travel Tips · Uncategorized · Wine

Possible Two Week Itineraries

In 2018, Steve and I are planning to do something that we haven’t done in over 15 years – take off 2 consecutive weeks for vacation.  Steve and I each get 4 weeks of vacation but we have never taken off more than 7 consecutive work days for vacation since 2001 when I passed the… Continue reading Possible Two Week Itineraries

Dining · Texas · Travel Tips · Uncategorized · United States

San Antonio Weekend – Things to Do

Steve and I did a quick weekend getaway to San Antonio, Texas and stayed at the new Hotel Emma, which I will review separately.  Neither one of us had been to or stayed in downtown San Antonio for around 10 years and while much has stayed the same (the Alamo and the Riverwalk), a lot has… Continue reading San Antonio Weekend – Things to Do