The Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa: family friendly, budget aware and in the heart of wine country!

So you had a kid…. That is absolutely no reason to shun wine country. In fact, quite the opposite – Sonoma is incredibly family friendly, and we were thrilled to explore it! Let me [...]


Find a Family Hotel in Rome at Hotel Massimo d’Azeglio: unpretentious luxury in Italy

We landed in Rome after a 4 hour departure delay – tired, hungry, jet lagged, one over-packed mom toting a toddler, a suitcase, a backpack and a traveling crib. Stepping off the crowded [...]


Soaking up surf culture at Turtle Bay Resort on North Shore Oahu

Surfing: Not a sport. But a lifestyle…but technically, a sport. – wiktionary.org The cerulean sea greets you as you ride over the crest of a wave. You know your set is out there. You [...]


Le Meridien New Orleans shines a light on the cultural scene across the city

Arrive in the Crescent City and get ready to change your opinion about it. Most people think of the French Quarter and Bourbon Street when they visit for the first time, but the city is so much [...]


Finding New England resort life at Basin Harbor Club Vermont

New England is one of those funny pockets of the country that will always have sentimental value to me (I grew up going to my great uncle’s place in New Hampshire every summer) and it has [...]


Step back in time at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel

I grew up hearing tales of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, its expansive white porch spanning practically the entire island in the straights between Michigan’s lower and upper peninsulas. Grand [...]


5 ways for mom to relax at the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center

Moms from all over the Houston area find themselves at the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center for a variety of reasons. Maybe they or their spouse have a conference, perhaps they have family [...]

Cortona Italy: discover a land of color, wine and olives with FlipKey.com

Sunset: swallows swooping and wheeling across cobbled rooftops, the sun kissing the chimneys, glowing fire red. This is what Tuscan dreams are made of: you can’t even talk about the colors [...]


Weekend Getaway at Omni Bedford Springs Resort

Last summer, there was a time during my visit to Omni Bedford Springs Resort, with my tween daughter when I thought, “Man, I wish Mr. Locke was here to see this place. He’d love [...]


Quick exit from Switzerland at the Radisson Blu Zurich Airport

Traveling with little ones on your own isn’t always easy, especially if you are in a foreign country and you need to get to the airport. When it was time for the boys and I to wrap up our 5-week [...]