Spring Festival Fever

Forget “Spring Fever!” Do you have “Festival Fever?” It’s that time of year for music junkies! Here’s the scoop for 2016, with Coachella kicking things off this weekend! COACHELLA April 15 – 17 and April 22-24 Indio, CA on the polo fields Headliners: Guns N’ Roses, Calvin Harris, LCD Soundsystem Expected attendance: over 580,000 Notes: You know this is the hot ticket in town when … Continue reading Spring Festival Fever

Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance

I got a call from a friend yesterday asking me if she should buy travel insurance for a domestic flight. This question is becoming an increasingly important decision, especially in light of last week’s recent terrorist attacks. The only time I typically buy travel insurance is when I book a big summer trip to Europe. I do this mainly because I try to pay as … Continue reading Cancel for Any Reason Travel Insurance

Hip2Travel Hotel Review: The Beverly Hills Hotel

Name of Hotel: The Beverly Hills (a Dorchester Hotel) Location: Beverly Hills, CA Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Pleasure Best Time of Year: Year round Key Features: The legendary Polo Lounge and the swanky pool coupled with pretty much guaranteed celebrity sightings Drawbacks: Price, in a suburban neighborhood Side Notes: The Beverly Hills Hotel … Continue reading Hip2Travel Hotel Review: The Beverly Hills Hotel

“To Steal or Not to Steal” Hotel Amenities

  We were all raised to know the difference between right and wrong. And stealing is definitely in the wrong category, right? So is taking toiletries and amenities from hotel rooms really stealing? Is it right or is it wrong? The lines between right and wrong are sometimes blurred. In To Catch a Thief, Cary Grant as John Robie the cat burglar asks the Lloyd’s … Continue reading “To Steal or Not to Steal” Hotel Amenities

Deer Valley Does You Right!

After a 15 year hiatus, I returned to the Deer Valley/Park City ski area and this time with kids in tow! My husband and I used to frequent Park City before we had kids but for one reason or another never made it back with kids. We returned with our two teenagers and extended family for a mid-winter break ski trip. Not much has changed … Continue reading Deer Valley Does You Right!

Hip2Travel Review: Hotel Lumen – Dallas, TX

Hip2Travel Hotel Review Name of Hotel: Hotel Lumen, a Klimpton Hotel Location: Dallas, TX (Highland Park neighborhood) Rating*: 4/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: This hotel seems to be specifically designed for Southern Methodist University (SMU) or if you are visiting friends and family in the area.  Best Time of Year: During the academic school … Continue reading Hip2Travel Review: Hotel Lumen – Dallas, TX