Introducing Luxe Beauty Journeys

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I have always been enamored with Paris since I studied there in 2001. I was instantly hooked and over ten years later I still can’t get enough. The yearly sojourn to my favorite city to beauty shop has never wavered. I have dragged numerous people along from girlfriends to my husband and when I leave I’m […]

Travel Diary: L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels

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L’Auberge Del Mar, by Destination Hotels is a jewel in the Southern California crown. L’Auberge is located near San Diego and I like to call it a “cottage” near the ocean. The oceanside luxury property with ocean views is small, but mighty. The hotel has only 120 deluxe rooms and staying at the property feels as […]

Travel Diary: Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels ~ Day 2

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 My second day at Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels & Resorts started with a hazy view of the Pacific, but a restful Julia. I dragged my travel yoga mat to my balcony and worked on a few sun salutations to awaken my body after such a great sleep. As I looked out on the hazy view of […]

Wheels Down: GM Buick Enclave, Open Road, and Deep Creek Maryland

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I had never heard of Deep Creek until I met my husband. He and a bunch of his friends take a yearly trek to this 3 hour mountain and lake area every year. Basically it’s a relaxing weekend, a huge log cabin mini mansion where there is tons of laughter, good foods, old school board […]

Travel Series: How I Carry-On? with Aly Walansky

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I met the fun, travel junkie, and awesome freelance writer Aly Walansky when I first started blogging. Here we are 8 years later and she is just as awesome as ever. I live for her travel and beauty stories. She’s a girl after my own travel, beauty, and food heart. Aly so graciously answered my […]

Travel Diary: Terranea Resort, by Destination Hotels ~ Part 1

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I left San Francisco and headed to Southern California for my hotel and spa adventures with Destination Hotels. On this hotel and spa tour I was by myself. I like highway driving and needed time to reflect, relax, and get some really good sleep. I find it interesting when people ask me why I travel by […]

Travel Diary: Calistoga & Napa Valley, California ~ Day 2 (Francis Ford Coppola Winery & Boskos Pasta & Pizzeria)

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On Day 2 of our #takeanapa tour we spent the day at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. The winery is located about 45 minutes from Calistoga in Geyserville and was a very pretty drive  on rolling hills. We passed vineyards on both sides of the highway. It was beautiful and green. The winery is a […]

Travel Series: How I Carry-On? with Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon

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How I Carry-On? is a travel series devoted to travel style. As a traveler, I am curious about my fellow travelers’ routines, what they pack, and how they live their lives always en route. My travel motto if the trip is under 10 days – carry-on only. This usually works 95% of the time. It […]

Travel Wish List: Hotel Lone – Rovinj, Croatia

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I’m headed on a Mediterranean Cruise next year and I’m already plotting and planning my adventure. The cruise leaves out of Rome, but I’m considering a trip to Croatia either before or after the cruise. I still haven’t made up my mind, but Croatia has been on my list for a long time. My first […]

Wheels Down: Lexus RX 450h SUV

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This review is definitely for the car junkies in my life. I’m normally all about everything 30,000 and above. Sometimes, I have to stay on the ground. I love highway driving. I am a woman who loves the open road. I’m still dreaming of driving cross country with an iPod full of music and This […]