Romantic Vermont Getaway to Twin Farms

Romantic Vermont Getaway Twin Farms

He surprised me with a card on a Friday night.     Inside were cutesy vague instructions: I had 24 hours to pack, and 48 hours of a romantic Vermont getaway to look forward to.    Hotel not yet disclosed.    After 20 minutes of me begging for a hint (delaying “vacation-gratification” is not my forté),…

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Weekend Guide to Santa Barbara With Kids

Santa Barbara and Monterey

In the fall of 2019, we had a long weekend vacation booked in Napa with our 17 month old; however, the devastating fires at the time forced us to cancel our trip.  In just a few short days, I completely revamped our itinerary to instead visit Santa Barbara.  We ended up falling in love with…

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Luxury Hotel Review: Bernardus Lodge

luxury hotel review Bernardus Lodge

Welcome to Bernardus! First impressions and the grounds: Pulling into Bernardus Lodge and Spa, you will be instantly hit with that California-vineyard feel, that until now, you only thought existed in Napa.  Rows upon rows of vineyards border the entryway, and if you happen to vacation here in the fall, it looks as if fields of…

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Luxury Hotel Review: Lodge at Pebble Beach

hotel review pebble beach

The Lodge at Pebble Beach needs no introduction to its famous golf course, overlooking the stunning Pacific coastline.   Even knowing about the hotel before my visit, I was still blown away by the scenery, hotel grounds, and hospitality.  In full disclosure, I am not a golfer and spent my days exploring the grounds with…

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