Pancake Selfies and a Solution to Breakfast Buffet Brawls

I read this story a few months ago about a fight breaking out over a breakfast buffet waffle that ended with 30 people getting kicked out of a hotel. While I wasn’t able to verify the story, the point is that things can get messy around those self-serve hotel waffle makers. And I don’t just mean the dripping batter....more

Sleeping and eating near University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ

While I'm working on wrapping up my post about Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest at University of Phoenix Stadium (where a certain high profile football game will be played in a couple weeks), here's a prequel of sorts with our experience eating, staying, and hanging out in Glendale that weekend.&n...more

San Francisco is for Makers

Thanks for the lovely reminder of my trip to SF last year! If you have a chance, check out my ...more

A Fit Belle in Paris: Facial Love at Le Meurice

It was the pièce de résistance of my year of spa visits. I experienced a facial at the hotel of kings and queens across from the Tuileries in Paris — Le Meurice....more

Bed and Breakfast in Xativa: Hostal Casa La Vuelta Valencia Spain

During our visit to Valencia two years ago one place that we were lucky enough to visit the small town of Xativa.  We had an appointment with one of the schools in the area and decided to take a little tour ,while we were there we stayed at Hostal Casa La Vuelta just 15 minutes outside of Xativa in a town of Novetlè....more

Hotels AGAIN.

You are all well acquainted with the Things I Do when staying at a hotel....more

The Tourists


It's the Great Wuff, Charlie Brown!

So we are back from our adventure at the Great Wolf Lodge!The trip was part success and part OCD nightmare. Allow me to break it down for you, in the LONGEST BLOG EVER.First, we left the baby in my mom's care. Now, there's no one more capable than she (except for yours truly of course). My mom is a great babysitter & grandma. But we've never left the baby overnight before, so I was sad. It was nice, though, to have a couple days out with just our big girl, too....more

Charming Old World Hotels and the Senior Traveler: The Berlin Diaries: Part I

My initial reaction to Berlin was not all that positive, but the city grew on me....more

Nah.... It's nothing....

When my husband, Marc, and I settled into our hotel in Florida we heard several swishes, then a swoosh followed up by a loud thud. We didn’t give it much thought. We quickly put our clothes away and headed out to the patio where we enjoyed a bottle of wine and the sunset.  However, after we returned from dinner, again we heard, “Swish, SWISH, swoosh….BANG!” Then, we realized like clockwork, every fifteen minutes it was, “Swish, SWISH, swoosh….BANG!” Marc and I can sleep pretty much through anything, so we didn’t make a fuss....more