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Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island and Sanibel Island When it Rains

Captiva Island and its big sister, Sanibel Island, are best known for their shell-filled beaches and Southern Florida sunshine. But what is there to do when your beach getaway gets doused with rain? There’s no need to feel gloomy on these colorful and friendly islands just because the weather is a little wet. Here are five fun […]

Why Take Your Kids to Dreams Las Mareas in Costa Rica

When I first arrived at Dreams Las Mareas in Costa Rica, it just seemed like a very nice resort. But after a couple of days, I realized there is something special about this place. Located in Guanacaste in the northwest corner of the country, this hotel induced that blissed-out-living-in-the-moment feeling that can be hard to find, even on […]

Find Vitality and Wellness at Mountain Trek Retreat, British Columbia

Signing on for a week of hiking, fitness and weight loss at Mountain Trek Retreat in British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains may be one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or someone you love. This realization hit me before I’d even had the chance to get out and actually experience the retreat. Whether it was the fresh […]

Reasons to Visit Keystone Ski Resort in Summer

Keystone Ski Resort in SUMMER? Yes! When I suggested families head to ski resorts in summer for outdoor activities during a radio interview, the DJ scoffed, “What in the world is there to do at a ski resort without any snow?” Plenty, that’s what! Last summer, along with 12 other family members spanning three generations, I embarked […]

5 Phoenix Girlfriend Getaway Activities

In winter months, Canadians flock to Arizona like Real Housewives to Botox. Yet I, The Saucy Travel Mama and hater of Canadian winters, had never had the pleasure. I quickly remedied the situation early in the new year. I got my desert detox during a pilgrimage to this legendary region known for its restorative nature. As the […]

Winter Vancouver Girlfriend Getaway

Winter is a fabulous time to sneak away for some relaxation with a best gal pal or two. After the holiday shopping and party frenzy, an all-girls holiday can provide a fresh start to a new year. As a Vancouver resident who recently ducked out for a staycation in my hometown with a travel blogging […]

Ojai Babymoon – One Last Southern California Hurrah Before Baby

Expectant parents looking for one last hurrah before the baby arrives will love Ojai. Just a short 2-hour south drive from LAX, this small Southern California town provides couples with the chance to get away and reconnect over good food, relaxing spa treatments, and a wide choice of activities. Here’s how to make the most of […]

A Beachy Keen Romantic Pismo Beach Getaway

Located just three hours north from LAX, the classic Californian coastal town of Pismo Beach offers couples a fun and laid-back beachfront getaway. There is no shortage of great activities to choose from in this popular destination—golf, tennis, cycling, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, dune buggy riding, and exploring expansive sand beaches. Whether for a babymoon, anniversary trip, […]

An Indulgent Girlfriend Getaway at the Oaks at Ojai

I didn’t know the Oaks at Ojai was a serious weight-loss type of health spa when I accepted an invitation to come for a visit. Would I like to lose a few pounds? Sure. But losing weight was not my goal. I invited my friend and neighbor, Sara, to accompany me for a gloriously kid-free […]

Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa – Where to Stay in Los Cabos

Tucked into the crook of a seaside mountain, Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa almost blends in with its natural surroundings. This Los Cabos resort occupies prime Mexican real estate, just beyond reach of the Pacific Ocean’s high tide. The view Organic and woodsy, my suite was elongated enough to encompass several distinct sections, […]

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 […]

Kids Have a Grand Ol’ Time at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah

With its regal architecture, luxurious décor and grand name, you might think the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah caters primarily to adult vacationers. You would be oh-so-very wrong! This upscale hotel goes out of its way to make sure families with children feel welcomed. Kids are greeted with a balloon bouquet and small packet of gourmet […]

Miraval. It’s Not About the Spa. It’s About You.

You’ve come to Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa for a reason beyond vacation. You want to find meaning, awareness, peace. You want to push yourself. You want connection with your true self, others, nature. You want what we all want—a better life. The mountains at this resort in Tucson, Arizona cut triangles into an expanse of baby blue sky […]