Wheels Down: Lexus RX 450h SUV

Lexus 450

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 […]

Travel Diary: Calistoga & Napa Valley, California ~ Day 1

Calistoga Travel Diary

It’s no secret that I’m itching to move to California. I love DC, but this girl is ready to live in the land of wine, beach, earthquakes, and yoga. I decided last year that I wanted to spend more time exploring various parts of the U.S. A lot of time travelers believe we have to […]

Travel Diary: Devon Valley Hotel in Cape Winelands, South Africa

Devon Valley

I traveled to Cape Winelands in 2010 before heading to the World Cup in other parts of South Africa. It was one of those bucket list trips, but I never posted the photos or wrote what made it so memorable. Growing up in Houston I always knew that my life would be very different than […]

Travel Talk: Palm Springs Spa Infographic


I’m headed to California on Friday for a race and to cover a few hotels and spas, but I’m really bummed now that I am not making it to Palm Springs to cover their spas. I need to plan a trip back to California to experience all of the Palm Springs Marriott properties spas. It […]

Travel Wish List: Frenchman’s Reef Beach Resort & COOLA Suncare Collaboration

Frenchman Reef Bar

As we anticipate a drop in temperatures tomorrow after this gorgeous day today it has occurred to me. I’m really over all this: vortex, puffy coats, tights, and gloves. I’m ready for the beach. One of my favorite sunscreen brands COOLA Suncare has partnered with a hotel on my never ending travel wish list – […]

Travel Diary: Colony Club in Barbados

Colony Club 1

A few years ago I stayed at COLONY CLUB in Barbados. It is a dreamy hotel right on the beach. I’m dreaming of Barbados and think maybe a trip to their Food & Wine & Rum festival may be exactly what I need to get my Bajan fix. Of course, as I went to write […]

Travel Wish List: J.K. Place Roma


My travel wish list is never ending. I keep the list in Evernote and it’s organized by continent, country, and then city. Yes, it is serious. I just added the new J.K. Place to that list. The team behind the J.K. Place hotels have done it again with their latest Rome property. I enjoy a good hotel […]

Travel Diary: The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Arizona


In my exploration of Phoenix my home base was The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician. The Canyon Suites is a glamorous and luxurious hotel. It is an escape. Immediately upon walking in the lobby there is a presence of relaxation and that all your cares will be taken care – because they will. The hotel’s […]

Caldrea Little Luxuries Travel Kit

Caldrea Little Luxuries

Caldrea makes beautiful things that smell luscious. It started with household products. I am a fan of their dish washing liquid. I cook a lot and wash lots of dishes. Yes, I have a dishwasher, but sometimes cookware needs to be scrubbed. And why can’t my dish soap smell divine.  Caldrea upped their lusciousness  when […]

Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Mesa, Arizona – Day 5

Mesa Arizona Superstition Mountains

My last day in Mesa was definitely too short. It started with a lovely breakfast at The Cutting Board Bakery and Café. I’m a fan of anything and all things local so having organic and locally sourced ingredients was a fitting ending to a great trip. It was also nice to have fresh juice and […]