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

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: 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