New Orleans · Uncategorized · United States

Mardi Gras, New Orleans 2018

We just got back yesterday from 3 days in New Orleans where we celebrated the first weekend of Mardi Gras.  Mardi Gras (aka, Fat Tuesday) this year falls on February 13, but they have parades and festivities for the two weekends before Mardi Gras.  It’s basically the same as Carnivale – everyone parties hard leading… Continue reading Mardi Gras, New Orleans 2018

California · Uncategorized · United States

Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA

Well, we had a little change of plans at the very last minute on this trip.  We had originally booked a one night stay at the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara for our last night stay before flying home on Jan. 2.  The day before we left on our trip, I received a… Continue reading Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA

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

Travel Tips · Uncategorized · United States · Wine

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

Colorado · Uncategorized · United States

Solo Travel – Rocky Mountain High

A week ago I decided that I needed a little time to myself.  I have an upcoming summertime lull in my work schedule for the first time in almost two years and I have been hard charging for awhile now. Between the daily office grind and a 2 to 3 hour commute in hellish traffic… Continue reading Solo Travel – Rocky Mountain High

California · Dining · Uncategorized · United States · Wine

Food & Wine in Napa Valley…and a little Scenery

The concierge at the Auberge du Soleil hotel set up restaurant and winery reservations for us during our 3 day stay in Napa Valley.  First, let’s take a peek at the wineries we visited.  Our first reservation was for a winery tour and private tasting at Stag’s Leap Winery & Cellars which is located on… Continue reading Food & Wine in Napa Valley…and a little Scenery