Hotel Review: The Arrabelle at Vail

Name of Hotel: The Arrabelle at Vail Square Location: Lionshead area at Vail, Colorado Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Skier Best Time of Year: Winter/Summer Key Features: European village architecture, ice skating rink, spa Drawbacks: Dining options Side Notes:   The Arrabelle at Vail Square is a RockResort property.  My parents were big … Continue reading Hotel Review: The Arrabelle at Vail

Hotel Review: Roche Harbor Resort

Name of Hotel: Roche Harbor Resort Location: Roche Harbor, San Juan Island, Washington Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Families, Reunions, Girlfriend Getaway, Romantic Best Time of Year: Summer Key Features: Marina, Character, Water, Wedding Chapel Drawbacks: Hard to get to, somewhat seasonal Side Notes: I recently had tickets on Kenmore Air that had … Continue reading Hotel Review: Roche Harbor Resort

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

Hit the “Road to Hana”

Over a million people visit Maui each year. Many choose to stay on the west or south end of the island and never adventure far from their resort area. But don’t overlook the famed Road to Hana. Depending on your adventure meter, it could be your greatest life adventure. There is a reason it is called the “road” to Hana. The journey to Hana and … Continue reading Hit the “Road to Hana”

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

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!