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

Hip2Travel Review: Four Seasons Resort Whistler, British Columbia

Hip2Travel Hotel Review Name of Hotel: Four Seasons Resort Whistler Location: Whistler, British Columbia, Canada (Blackcomb Village) Rating*: 5/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Families, Couples Best Time of Year: Winter and Summer Key Features: Service level, ski concierge, spa Drawbacks: This hotel is not ski-in/ski-out Side Notes:  We have traveled to Whistler about 2-3 … Continue reading Hip2Travel Review: Four Seasons Resort Whistler, British Columbia

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island is packed with tourists, otherwise known as “fudgies,” every summer. Walking the main street just off the ferry terminal can feel overwhelmingly touristy, but if you get off the beaten path and away from the gazillion t-shirt and fudge shops, there’s quite a lot to do on the island. Mackinac Island for the … Romantic – Circle the island (8.2 miles) on a … Continue reading Mackinac Island, Michigan

New York – Perfect for Any Celebration

This is certainly my year of traveling to mark special occasions, as this was my second 80th birthday trip celebration of the year. Much to my husband’s dismay, my mother-in-law politely requested that all she wanted for her 80th birthday was a trip to New York City with my sister-in-law and me! This was one mother-in-law trip I couldn’t pass up. We went in mid-November … Continue reading New York – Perfect for Any Celebration

Sweet 16 in the City of Angels

What kind of trip do you take with three Seattle teenage girls to celebrate their 16th birthdays? That was the dilemma … Palm Springs – too boring for teenagers Beach resort – are there enough activities for these active girls? New York City – too far for three days Chicago – too cold Los Angeles – perfect! After much conversation with two of my mom … Continue reading Sweet 16 in the City of Angels