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Destination: Las Vegas

While many travelers spend countless nights in hotel rooms, it would take “288 years for one person to spend one night in every hotel room in Las Vegas” (www.movoto.com). Las Vegas, also known as Sin City, is one of my favorite cities in the United States. Known for its entertainment, casinos, hotels, and nightlife, there is always something to see or...

Destination: Costa Rica

Pura Vida! A friend and I were looking for a fantastic, warm destination to visit when we had a few days off. We ended up in Costa Rica and LOVED it! We spent 3 days there and it was just the right amount of time for what we wanted to see and do. We unfortunately did not have time to visit...

Destination: Philadelphia

Since it is Valentine’s Day, let’s chat about the City of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia. There is SO much history to explore in this fantastic city. It is very easy to get around (I really enjoyed walking most of it) and the food is delicious. I’m surprised it took me as long as it did to make it here. I’ve compiled a...

Destination: Napa, CA

This city in the heart of California Wine country, makes for the ultimate girls’ weekend. Transportation This is one of the few destinations that I really think requires you to have a rental car or private driver. Having a car to go to the different wineries will make things a lot easier on you, but it is also nice to...

Destination: French Polynesia

Little huts on stilts suspended over the ocean, crystal clear water and white sand…. all things that come to mind when I think of French Polynesia. These island oases have so much to offer. I ended up spending some time in Moorea, Papeete and Bora Bora. It was everything I imagined and more. It is more of a relaxing vacation...

Destination: Sydney, Australia

“The Land Down Under” has been on my top list of places I’ve always wanted to visit. I ended up making it to “Oz” visiting Sydney in April 2016.  The weather was perfect (not too hot and not too cold), the people were friendly and the scenery was beautiful. Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane are still on my list of places to see,...

Destination: The Baltics

I can’t say that The Baltics were on the top of my list of places to visit. My mom had always wanted to visit Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, so we found a great package deal and decided to go. I must admit that it was a little chilly for my liking (we went in October), but it turned out to...

Destination: ICE! at Gaylord Hotels

The winter holiday season is one of my favorite times of year (aside from the weather). I love seeing all the decorations, hearing the music and watching people buy gifts for their loved ones. One of my favorite holiday activities is visiting ICE! at the Gaylord Hotels. It is a fun, indoor family activity that people of all ages enjoy. The...

Destination: Chicago

The Cubs are “Flying the W” for the  2016 World Series, it was home to The Oprah Winfrey Show and it’s known for having one of the biggest fires in United States history.  There is a little something for people of all ages. It has a fantastic public transportation system making it easy to get around and two airports (Chicago...

Destination: South Africa

Have you ever wanted to see beautiful wild animals, put your toes in the sand and enjoy a nice glass of wine all in one vacation? If you happened to answer “yes” to all of these questions, South Africa may just be the right place for your next visit. Here is a list of some of my top places to...