Stephanie Inn Hotel, Cannon Beach, OR

Steve and I fell in love with this boutique hotel.  This hotel is a perfect example of where the little things all add up for a magical stay.  First, our arrival – the Stephanie Inn is located in the quaint town of Cannon Beach and is a beachfront property with an incredible view of the… Continue reading Stephanie Inn Hotel, Cannon Beach, OR

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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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Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief

It’s so heartbreaking to see the devastation brought to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands last week by Hurricane Irma.  Steve and I started visiting the Virgin Islands in 2005 and instantly fell in love with all of them.  We have visited almost every single one of the USVI and BVI, including St. Thomas, St.… Continue reading Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief


Visiting Vail Village and Scenic Driving in Colorado

On my last full day in Colorado, I decided that my legs needed a break from hiking.  I decided to make the scenic drive to the town of Leadville, Colorado, which was about an hour away from Beaver Creek.  Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the entire United States and sits at 10, 200… Continue reading Visiting Vail Village and Scenic Driving in Colorado


Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bachelor Gulch, CO

About two years ago I signed up for my first rewards card that charged a fee and because we spend a lot of our disposable income on travel, I chose the Ritz Carlton Rewards card.  It earns me 5 points for every dollar I spend at any Ritz or Marriott hotel and 2 points for… Continue reading Ritz Carlton Hotel, Bachelor Gulch, CO


Hiking in Beaver Creek, Colorado

Last week I spent four days in Beaver Creek, Colorado at the Ritz Carlton hotel.  This was a solo trip for me and the plan was to decompress, relax, hike and enjoy the spa at the hotel.  I flew into Denver and picked up a rental car and made the beautiful drive to Beaver Creek,… Continue reading Hiking in Beaver Creek, Colorado