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GROWN-UP GETAWAYS

Zip-lining at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

I wanted to surprise my husband with an uplifting and exciting birthday excursion. My plan was to slowly give out clues to him and Travel Mamas fans on Facebook and Twitter before revealing that we were going zip-lining at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. But my husband guessed where we were headed after the […]

Finding Myself on a Horse in Hana

When I walked into my room at Hana-Maui Resort (formerly Travaasa Hana) and I realized there was no television or WiFi to keep me company during my solo Maui adventure, I must admit that I felt a pang of loneliness. My iPhone had broken the day before my flight to Hawaii and I would not […]

Hangin’ with Oprah in Houston, Texas

I fulfilled one of my major bucket list items last fall: going to see Oprah’s show in-person. I am crazy-cuckoohead-nuts for Oprah. Anyone who’s ever talked to me for more than 30 minutes or so, has probably heard me quote Miss O or share something I learned through years and years of faithfully watching the […]

Romantic Getaway in Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is well-known as the number one, biggest ski resort in North America. But not everyone who decides to visit Whistler skis or rides, or is even interested in hitting the slopes. Sacrilege to us skiers, I know. Whistler’s success as a resort destination goes far beyond its acres of skiable terrain and vertical drop. Whistler Village […]

Romantic Winter Getaway in French Lick, Indiana

The American Midwest can be a sexy place. From the South Dakota Badlands to the forests of Ohio, the region oozes romance. Smack dab in the middle of the Midwestern love fest is Indiana, a state rife with beauty and iconoclastic mystique. Much of it pulses through a wonderful small town within its boundaries: French Lick. […]

South African Safari – A Once in a Lifetime Adventure

Our driver gunned the engine of the Land Cruiser, attempting to close the 100-yard distance as we chased our prize. After 50 yards we veered to the right into a thicket; our real-life Indiana Jones thrill ride was underway. We crashed through a tangle of plants, bowling over small trees. “There!” Our tracker, Elvis, motioned […]