May 3, 2018

For the past twenty years my husband and I have been visiting a local bed and breakfast. It is only 30 minutes away, but to us, it is worlds apart from our everyday stresses of work, parenting and life in general. It has provided the escape we've needed, if even for just a night, to reconnect, rest and nourish our souls. Join me as I walk you through our personal haven, Burlington's Willis Graves Bed and Breakfast.


April 19, 2018

If you travel to Denver, Union Station is a must for your sightseeing agenda. Not only is it stunning eye candy, it also hosts a coffee shop, restaurants, bars, a bookstore and a hotel. I was lucky enough to be able to spend one night at this historic landmark, and I would visit again in a heartbeat. Let's take a peek inside. Shall we?

 Union Station is a working public transit station where you can travel by train or bus. If y...

March 11, 2018

Are you a fellow book lover? If you're like me, than one of your first destinations when visiting a city is the local bookstore. Before I travel, I gather a list of bookstores I want to visit. And you know what? The journey always leads me to discovering the essence of a city, because bookstores are about community, culture and art. They are always tucked away in interesting neighborhoods or parts of the city that I might neve...

February 24, 2018

When my husband came home from work and said that his business was closed on Monday, my response was "let's go somewhere!". It had been a few years since we visited one of our favorite local cities, and since it's only a 90 minute drive, we chose Louisville, Kentucky as our destination. Louisville is a small city with lots of unique neighborhoods to explore.


We stayed at the historic Brown Hotel in the h...

February 11, 2018

I recently found myself with an opportunity to travel to Santa Monica with my husband. An overnight getaway at the historic, boutique hotel Case del Mar? Yes, please! Join me to take a peek inside this iconic hotel. (this review is solely my own and not sponsored in any way)

The hotel was originally built in 1926 inspired by the villas along the Mediterranean. It sits on the beach with views from Palos Verdes to Malibu and...

February 4, 2018

Pour yourself a beverage, find a comfy spot and join me as I wander the streets of Santa Monica.

                                                            The Santa Monica Pier

I left my airbnb bright and early to walk to Cora's Coffee Shop for breakfast. It's a nostalgic spot wh...

December 15, 2017

I know all about the touristy side of Venice. You know, muscle beach and all that? I wanted to set out to see a different side of Venice and I found it! I spent the entire day strolling the streets making new discoveries. I started my morning exploring the "walk streets". They are pedestrian only, and unlike an ally, run along the fronts of the houses. The arts and crafts bungalows are my love.

 After my stroll through the walk...

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