8 Resorts For A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend

Though the calendar may say Summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21, we all know it actually starts the Friday before Memorial Day. With an extra vacation day and temperatures rising, Memorial Day is the perfect time for you to take that long weekend getaway you’ve desperately been wanting! Since it’s tough to pack in a full agenda and find time for much needed relaxation into just a few days, holiday weekends are great spent at resorts that…

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The Complete Travel Guide to Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Back in February we took a siblings trip with Greg’s family to New Mexico. When his sister pitched the idea of taking a ski trip, our initial thought was “great!”. Then she mentioned doing it in New Mexico and we were a bit confused;. to be honest, I didn’t even know New Mexico had skiing! She and her husband are pros are finding cool, off-the-beaten-path destinations, so, knowing they would not lead us astray we booked tickets instantly and started daydreaming about our upcoming time in the Southwest. Prior to the trip I tried to do some research on Taos Ski Valley to get a sense of…

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What I Learned Flying With A Baby For The First Time

Last month we took our first flight with Sophie. She was three months old at the time and we were ready to get out of our newfound comfort zone and back to traveling even though that meant we had to face a daunting hurdle - flying with a baby. To be honest, this was a day I had been nervous about well before I was even pregnant. As a anxious flier at times, the thought of having to shift my focus from staying calm to taking care of a little one seemed…

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Hotel Spotlight: Two Sides of Santa Fe - Four Seasons Rancho Encantado and El Rey Court

Last month I visited New Mexico for the first time and fell in love with the Southwestern town of Santa Fe. Between its rich history, art scene and landscape, Santa Fe has a unique fingerprint. It’s small but vast and diverse. My hope was to experience as much of it as possible during our stay, including lodging, as the area is home to some great properties. So, we split up our time at two hotels - El Rey Court our first night and Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado when we returned from Taos. These two hotels have extremely different settings and vibes, both showcasing the area in their own way, and I…

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Insider’s Guide to Sarasota, Florida

Just south of Tampa, Sarasota is a unique town pairing world-class beaches with a thriving arts and culture scene. Here you’ll find towering palms, turquoise waters and barrier islands - Siesta Key, Longboat Key and Lido Key - all waiting to be explored, while just minutes away lies downtown, the hub for museums, galleries and venues such as the Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre and the Sarasota Ballet. This town holds a very special place in my heart…

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Hotel Spotlight: The Baccarat Hotel in Manhattan

If you’ve ever booked a hotel in Manhattan, you know the process of deciding where to stay can be a bit overwhelming due to the city’s wide selection and variety of options. Whether you prefer uptown or downtown, a steal or a splurge, a hip boutique or tried-and-true chain, you’re sure to find a hotel perfect for your trip. If, however, what you’re looking for is glamorous luxury in the heart of Midtown, then look no further than the Baccarat Hotel!

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Timeless Train Travel Across Great Britain: My Journey on Belmond's British Pullman

I love seeking out unique travel experiences and this past year I’ve had my eyes on your not-so-typical train journeys. I had never given train travel much thought, but with it being Greg’s favorite way to get around Europe, I was curious what was out there in terms of luxury overnight sleeper cars - a way to take his preferred mode of transportation and turn it into the destination itself. After a little research I was instantly on-board with the idea…

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Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Bachmair Weissach on Bavaria’s Lake Tegernsee

Greg just returned home from a work trip in Bavaria, which I sadly sat out on due to how far along I am in my pregnancy (33 weeks!), so while he was off (briefly) enjoying that beautiful corner of the world, I was reminiscing of our trip to the same region exactly one year ago. It occurred to me that I never shared about our visit to Bavaria’s Lake Tegernsee, and with me going a bit stir crazy thanks to our already slower lifestyle, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to share about our trip there - and of course, the unique hotel we called home…

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Hotel Spotlight: Luxury in Banff at Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

I checked into the Fairmont Banff Springs on a Friday afternoon and upon pulling up to its grand entrance immediately understood why it’s nicknamed "The Castle of the Rockies".  Surrounded by majestic mountains and just a short walk from the resort town of Banff, the hotel sits high at 4,600 feet and is more castle than hotel with a stone facade and…

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What To Do in Northwestern Montana in the Summer

If you've followed me for a little while you know that I grew up in Montana and it's my absolute favorite place to be, especially in the summer months when the days are long and the breathtaking scenery is at its peak. Because of my roots and love for Big Sky Country, I am frequently asked for suggestions on where to go and what to do in Montana. With over 147,000 square miles to explore, it can be tough to know where to start, so I'm focusing in on my favorite region…

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5 Tips for Planning Last Minute Trips

Whether it's because you desperately need to hit refresh or a few days in your busy schedule suddenly open up, there may come a time when you get to plan a vacation but are put under the wire to book it. Since the last thing you need is to stress about the cure for your stress, here are a few tips which I’ve picked up along the way that I hope help you plan your next last minute trip…

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The Streets You Shouldn't Miss While Visiting Charleston

I love being able to check new places off my bucket list and that's exactly what I did back in April when Greg and I met up with his parents to visit the oh so charming Southern city of Charleston, South Carolina. Horse-drawn carriages leisurely make their way down picture-perfect cobblestone streets, where colorful antebellum homes and Spanish moss adorned oaks are the rule rather than the exception. Though relatively small in size, Charleston offers…

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