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

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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

How SUITE it is to be loved by you

Despite the fact that getting to our Florida bound flight was a comedy of errors, my husband Marc and I had a great flight.  We arrived on time, to beautiful sunny and warm weather.  My mom picked us up at the airport and drove us to her house, where she had a delicious lunch prepared.  After visiting for a few hours, Marc and I packed up our clothes that we keep there, and prepared to head over to the hotel by the beach where we always stay. As we neared the hotel my mom asked if we wanted he...more

Luxury Getaways for Less with Social Buying Sites

Who doesn't love getting away for a night or a weekend? I sure do. Living in California, there are many picturesque towns just a few hours' drive away where I can enjoy a day or two of rest and relaxation. But I don't love paying the ticket price for these getaways when nice hotels can charge up to $200 a night. Fortunately, social-buying websites such as LivingSocial or JetSetter have started offering discounted hotel/vacation packages. If you do your research and make sure to read the fine print, you can score wonderful deals for as much as 60% to 70% off. ...more

I'm a huge fan of the social buying sites...you can really save! I just learned of another ...more