Christmas at the Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado Sign

Few people think of San Diego as a winter holiday destination. But, for me, there is no place more magical during the holidays than San Diego’s Coronado Island.  Coronado sits directly across San Diego Bay from Downtown San Diego. As my local friend and I drive across iconic blue Coronado Bay Bridge, we find the […]

Epic Skiing Without the Crowds in Idaho

Person skiing down a low slope

Hit the slopes in Idaho for a relaxed and budget-friendly skiing experience. We went straight onto the lift after popping on our skis and admired the 100-mile views on the way up. We swooshed down the mountain for more than a mile, making fresh tracks, then skied straight up to the lift chair to do […]

Spring Looks Good in St. Petersburg, Florida

“This is the reason we live in Florida,” I exclaimed to my husband when we were recently stuck in a blizzard in New York City. “I’ll take heat over cold any day.” He rolled his eyes because as much as I love warm weather, I always said I didn’t want to live in Florida. When […]

The Rocky Mountaineer Train is Back on Track this April. Are You Onboard?

The American West is famous for its breathtaking beauty, with the red pinnacles of the Arches National Park rivaled only by the Rockies’ snow-capped peaks. But driving through these gorgeous gorges—often on narrow, winding roads edged on precipitous cliffs—is not for the faint of heart. Too often these scenic journeys devolve into stressful white-knuckle rides […]

Acadia National Park: The Crown Jewel of Coastal Maine

The popovers at the Jordan Pond House in Maine’s Acadia National Park are famous. But until you try them, you might be skeptical of their reputation. After all, they’re popovers. How good could they be? It only took one bite of my Jordan Pond House popover to know that the glowing accolades were true. I […]

Experience the Glow of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights

In its 28th season, the St. Augustine Nights of Lights is considered a ‘must see’ event for the holiday season. In fact, National Geographic named it one of the top ten holiday light displays in the world. With millions of white lights decorating the Nation’s Oldest City, the festivities take place every night between November 20, 2021 to January 31, 2022.  The Nights of […]

Night at the Museum: Cleveland’s ‘A Christmas Story’ House

Want to spend Christmas reliving the classic holiday film ‘A Christmas Story?’ You could catch the 24-marathon of the movie on TBS or TNT on Christmas Eve. Better yet, pack your bags (and your pink bunny pajamas), head to Cleveland, Ohio, and stay overnight in the house featured in the iconic film. Here’s a peek […]

Welcoming the New Year Immersed in Snow

For 360 degrees it was a winter wonderland. It was like being in the middle of the Sierra with mountains as far as the eye could see. What a glorious way to welcome in the New Year; a snowshoe just outside of the Lake Tahoe Basin in Alpine County, California. While this is the state’s smallest […]

A Norman Rockwell Christmas in Rangeley, Maine

Some people prefer to spend the holiday season lying on a sun-drenched beach beneath the shadow of palm trees.  Others take to the seas on a cruise ship or check into a resort to gorge on food and festivities. Then there are those for whom nothing exemplifies the holidays as much as a tiny, snow-covered […]