A Look Back: A Sunny Seattle Summer Visit


Seattle is definitely at the top of my list of favorite weekend destinations for the summer! I took my mom and she loved it too, so I thought to take a look back at sunny Seattle and post our photos just in time for this year’s good weather. There are so many things to do […]

Go for a hike, jog or bike ride in Rose Canyon, San Diego

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San Diego is known for its great weather and there are plenty of outdoor activities to choose from. We love to hike different trails and ended up in Rose Canyon for a work out session. It is a great alternative to the gym and indoor classes. This particular part near the 52 highway is very […]

Elegance and Luxury at Kimpton’s The Grand Hotel, Downtown Minneapolis


The Grand Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis is a Kimpton property and has a lot of cool quirky decor. There’s a reindeer on my bed! They offered zebra robes and a leopard seating area at the door in my room. It also boasted all of the things that one needs: a mini bar with yummy snacks, […]

Family Fun In California: Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California

If you are in the Northern California area or will be visiting with family, the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is the place to be! Imagine a year round carnival with thrill seeking rides, family friendly rides, carnival games, fair treats, and , all bordering the sun, sand and surf of the Pacific Ocean. This, my […]

Hotel Review: The Park Hyatt, Toronto


Location! The location of this hotel is prime, in the heart of Yorkville and within walking distance of upscale shopping, restaurants, coffee shops and more! Its also a quick shot to the stadium, theaters and nightlife. Its a good thing the weather was great when I was there. I went for a few walks and […]

Kayak Adventure: Long Beach, CA


We had a last minute kayaking session in Long Beach for a fun end to the summer. I live in Southern California so there are a lot of times where I end up finding cool things that I hadn’t thought of doing and this was one of them. We had a blast and burned a […]

Walk The Pier in Newport Beach, California

The Pier in Newport Beach, California

California is stunning. The hugest reason: the beaches. Newport Beach, in the Orange County area of Southern California, is clearly no exception. I spent a weekend there a few months back, the beach area has such a vibrant feel, full of beautiful people. Sit in the sun and sand, go for a swim, dine at […]

Hotel Review: Hotel Oceana, Santa Barbara


A few of us gals recently decided to take an impromptu drive up to Santa Barbara for the weekend. It was the perfect weekend with great weather, no major traffic (!!!) and no worries, but the hotel we stayed in, Hotel Oceana, made it a clear win! The first thing that impressed me about Hotel […]

Patisserie Flair in Los Angeles: Bottega Louie


I. Love. Bottega. Louie. I have a special thing for French pastries as it is, but they get everything right at this restaurant/market/patisserie in Downtown LA! We went for brunch on a Sunday and it was crowded but rightfully so. The food is well worth the wait! You can choose from breakfast items, salads, pizzas, sandwiches and […]

A Simple Overnight Stay at the Radisson Hotel, Phoenix Airport


Whether you need an extended stay in Phoenix or you’re just there overnight, the Radisson 44th Street airport location is a great place to be if you aren’t able to stay at one of Phoenix/Scottsdale’s many resorts. The location is essential, about a 5 minute drive from the Sky Harbor airport, and the hotel offers […]