Hilton Playa Del Carmen
Late summer of this year I was able to go to a conference in Playa Del Carmen, one of my favorite locations in North America. The accommodations were at the Hilton Playa del Carmen, an all-inclusive resort located in downtown Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Different than my honeymoon stay at Sandos Caracol, this location embraced…
Mexico – A Land of Heart
I’ve been lucky enough to visit Mexico three times over the last six years, a record that is seemingly common and not enough at the same time. While America frequently shows Mexico in a xenophobic distorted lens, or one geared for tourists, the truth is far different than people expect. There is no doubt that…
Exploring Oregon’s Wine Country
If you think about wine in the US your mind immediately goes to Sonoma, the Russian River…CALIFORNIA. And while some wineries pop up around the country, few have the prestige and influence as those California wines. As an admitted snob, I generally prefer European wines, largely as a reminder of some trip I was on.…
The Best Things About Using a Travel Advisor
… I was wrong about never using an expert. And I am here to say “swallow your ego and get an aid”.
Travel Treats – Pimm’s Cup
My favorite summer cocktail is one I found when I was traveling in Cambridge, England in 2010. My awesome cousin Angie introduced me to the beloved Pimm’s Cup and I have never found a more perfect treat! I posted about having a Pimm’s at a party recently, so I decided to share how I make…
Travel Treats – Gluten-Free & Vegan Cast Iron Peach Cobbler
As a child one of my favorite parts of camping was a dutch oven peach cobbler! Simple and delicious this treat has many happy memories attached to it. Here is my gluten-free and vegan take on this summer treat! Happy Eating!
Disney World – Magic Kingdom – Cinderella’s Royal Table
There are certain dining experiences that define where you vacation. You can’t go to Italy without eating some pasta. You can’t go to England without seeing Big Ben. You can’t visit Colorado without at least looking at a mountain. You get the gist. Thus, Disney brings forth the quintessential dining experience – Cinderella’s Magic Table.…
My First Time to Disney – Part 1
It took 28 years, but I actually got to go to Disney! As every kid I dreamed of going to Disney. 90s advertisements on TV didn’t help either, and it became an obsession. I remember in kindergarten we took turns bringing home a stuffed bear. When we returned from the weekend, we had to tell…
Money Saving Tips for Universal Studios
If you mention a trip to Orlando and the Theme Parks, people do the math in their heads to determine how much you are going to spend on the vacation you have described. Hotels, tickets, food, souvenirs, flights, and unexpected expenses can really break the bank. While you can’t make the airlines give you a…
Universal Studios – Must Try Foods
My advise – jump on that Toothsome train and love it!