Travel Diary: Desert Renewal in Phoenix, Arizona – Day 1

Camelback Mountain

Phoenix, Arizona is mostly known for its summer heat, but Phoenix is looking exceptionally lovely today as we are dealing with the Polar Vortex. I would rather be in the desert, riding on a highway viewing mountains without snow, and being able to stand-up paddleboard on Saguaro Lake. The sixth largest city in the country [...]

Qatar Airways: Delights to Fly For

Qatar Delights Fly For

Dining at 30,000 feet has changed at Qatar Airways. I recently spent an evening testing Qatar Airways new business class menu. Qatar is a one of the few five star airlines in the world. Have you heard of them? Probably not, but you will. Doha is hosting the 2022 World Cup and Qatar is going [...]

3 Years! That Went By Fast…

Aswan

{Feluca sailing in Aswan, Egypt} Today I celebrate my third wedding anniversary. In the social media world, Tuesdays are for travel. It’s crazy how fast the time has passed. It seems like only yesterday we met on CraigsList (October 2007). Yes, it has more than couches. In 2007 I was single and wanted to be [...]

Travel News: 3 Fl. Oz Changes My Airport Lifestyle

3 Fl Oz

For someone who hates to fly I am finding myself in lots of airports. I have my system down when I travel – arrive early, wait in the lounge, and relax before the anxiety of flying. Now, part of routine will be stopping at the 3 Fl. Oz kiosk in the airport. This is great [...]

{Travel Lust} Canyon Ranch SpaClub at The Homestead

CR Homestead Overview

I am always on the look out for places I want to visit and just be. One of the great things about living in the Washington, DC area is the changing of the seasons. Don’t get me wrong – I will never like winter. Fall is glorious. I like apple picking, wine sipping, changing leaves [...]

{Travel Diary} Sam Houston Hotel – Houston, Texas

Sam Houston Hotel Lobby

In May we traveled to Houston to watch one of my nephews graduate from medical school.I am definitely a proud aunt and can’t wait to visit him in California next year where he is a resident in internal medicine. Of course I had to give him the “I used to change your diapers” speech when [...]

{Travel Lust} Kate Spade Things We Love Carry-On

KS Things We Love p1

I was not looking for a suitcase to add to my collection, but stumbling upon these Kate Spade Things We Love treasures has me wanting a new one. I’m having a major Kate Spade crush right now. How gorgeous are these beautiful cases looking to go to a far off destination? As beautiful as they are [...]

This Beautiful Life: June 14, 2013

Deep Creek Porch

I’m headed to the lake this weekend. It’s an annual trip that started once I met The Donald. We rent a huge house, cook, relax, laugh and just have a good time. I look forward to this trip all year. I think it’s because I’m not the one planning it. I get to have someone [...]

{Travel Style} Lands’ End and Lands’ End Canvas

Lands End Getaway Essentials

It is travel season and I have a calendar full of travel this summer. I have my particular travel style which is functional, cute and with a little jazz. I like to be comfortable, but definitely not “I just rolled out of bed” look that I seem to see a lot at the airport. So [...]

Destination Pretty: The Ranch at Live Oak Fitness Camp

Ranch Malibu Photo 4

I have read about The Ranch at Live Oak for a few years. It’s a hard core, kick your butt, and sweat so hard fitness regime you go to bed thinking you are Rocky or what the hell did I get myself into. Of course after going to Rancho La Puerta a few years ago [...]

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