Holes in Your Shirts? We’ve Got This!

Are you getting tiny little holes in your shirts?  Was I the only one?  Am I going crazy??? I used to get tiny little holes in all my t-shirts and sweaters right at the belt buckle level.  When I first noticed it I thought it was strange but unique to me. I was so flummoxed (obsessed) by this and tried to analyze the situation to … Continue reading Holes in Your Shirts? We’ve Got This!

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

Product Review: Flanabags

Sometimes it’s the simplest of products that work the best … or the products that you initially didn’t know you needed.  That’s what Flanabags are.  “Flanabags?” you ask.  Yes, a brand you probably haven’t heard of but will want several once you discover their usefulness. Think permanent ZipLock bags. A couple years ago in one of my organization impulsive buys I decided to buy a … Continue reading Product Review: Flanabags

Hotel Review: La Samanna St. Martin

It’s been awhile (25+ years) since I’ve stayed at a Caribbean resort but my memory of most of them was disappointment at the lack of cleanliness, superior service and beautiful décor.  Belmond’s La Samanna Resort on the Caribbean Island of St. Martin changed my perception.  We picked St. Martin because of the ease of flights from Seattle (just one connection in Atlanta) and picked La … Continue reading Hotel Review: La Samanna St. Martin

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

Hip2Travel Hotel Review

Name of Hotel: The Resort at Pelican Hill Location: Newport Beach, CA Rating*: 4/5 (*Rating Scale – 1: Terrible, 2: Poor, 3: Average, 4: Very Good, 5: Excellent) Type of Traveler: Family, Reunion, Romantic Getaway, Girlfriend Getaways Best Time of Year: Four season resort Key Features: The pool at Pelican Hill resort is their strongest attribute. It is beautiful and has nice views of the Pacific.   It’s … Continue reading Hip2Travel Hotel Review