Spend the Night in a Hostel. Florence, Italy.

In my many years of traveling around the world, it was not until embarrassingly recently that I had ever spent the night in a hostel. This popular and economical lodging option was never on my agenda mostly because I don't feel comfortable sleeping in the same room or sharing a restroom with strangers. When needing to pee [...]

By |July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Europe, Italy, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |14 Comments

24 Bucket List Things To Do in Maui, Hawaii

While traveling to Maui, in Hawaii, I knocked quite a few items off my Bucket List. And found quite a few more to add to your bucket list itinerary.

Withstand the Rain at the Ritz in Kapalua

Besides this Maui Ritz Carlton stay, my only other experience with these luxury hotels was eating free lobster gnocchi and pigs tail at their restaurant in Lake Tahoe, California. It was a good one. From the title of this post it may seem as if this will be the start of a negative review. Not so. [...]

By |September 12th, 2012|Categories: Hawaii, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Sleep in a Haunted House in Savannah

I have never stayed in a bed & breakfast before, not even for one of my fifteen wedding anniversaries or forty-two birthdays. It was about time that this goal got a big fat check off the bucket list and a serious bonus that my first Inn experience would be in historic downtown Savannah, where many of the charming B&Bs have a [...]

By |September 7th, 2012|Categories: Georgia, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , , |24 Comments

Stay at an All White & Mirror Hotel. Barcelona, Spain

When I research hotels, trendy and elegant are always on the top of my list. And price. I don't want to spend a lot for luxury. I'm not asking too much. Really. I spent days researching lodging in Barcelona, Spain and the winner was The Mirror Hotel in Eixample. A location decked out in pure [...]

By |June 13th, 2012|Categories: Europe, Spain, TRAVEL|Tags: , |22 Comments

Feel the 5 Stars at London’s Royal Garden Hotel

Let me start by saying that I am not one of those girls who always has to vacation in pure luxury. I have been camping. Even peed in the woods...once. But, after staying at the Royal Garden Hotel, five stars is something that I could get used to. Easily. From London's Heathrow Airport we took the [...]

By |April 20th, 2012|Categories: England, Europe, TRAVEL|Tags: , , , , |19 Comments

Write a Thank You Letter to a Company

Being a business owner, I am fully aware of the unbalanced ratio between good and bad customer letters. Too many people will only correspond with a company when they are harboring a grudge, instead of praising them for their favorable experiences. And that's why I added "Write a Thank You Letter to a Company" to my bucket list. Businesses need to know [...]

By |February 29th, 2012|Categories: FREE, North America, TRAVEL, Washington, WELLNESS|Tags: , |19 Comments

Can I live at THEhotel Mandalay? Pretty Please.

I have only stayed at one other 5-star hotel before in my life, The Peninsula in Chicago, and they put chocolate on my pillow. Not the cheap kind, but the really good stuff with a high quantity of cocoa butter. The best part was that my ex-company footed the bill...score. I was dreaming of chocolate covered [...]

By |November 30th, 2011|Categories: Nevada, North America, TRAVEL|Tags: , |19 Comments

Relax in a Warm Costa Rica Hot Spring

Natural Hot Springs exist all over the world and are defined as sites where groundwater is discharged at a particular location. Out of all the places in the world, I was lucky enough to relax in a Costa Rica Hot Spring at the Tabacon Resort in Arenal. The amazing resort, located at the base of the Arenal Volcano, features [...]

By |September 2nd, 2010|Categories: Central America, Costa Rica, TRAVEL|Tags: , |10 Comments