Destinations

The Parker (Palm Springs, CA)

The Parker (Palm Springs, CA)

Overview Located five miles from downtown Palm Springs, the Parker is known for its iconic style and frequent celebrity sightings. While the hotel was originally built as a Holiday Inn in 1959, it has undergone several transformations over the years including not one, but two […]

Il San Pietro di Positano (Amalfi Coast, Italy)

Il San Pietro di Positano (Amalfi Coast, Italy)

After spending years stalking photos of the Amalfi coast on Pinterest, it was a must-see for our last trip to Italy. So after a few days exploring Tuscany and sight-seeing in Rome, we took an early-morning high speed train to Naples where a private car whisked […]

Travel Diaries: Three days in Tuscany

Travel Diaries: Three days in Tuscany

For our one year wedding anniversary, I convinced my husband to take a 12-day trip to Italy. Tuscany was at the top of my bucket list so we decided to start the trip there. Because of our love of the famous Brunello wine (of Montalcino), […]

The DeBruce (Catskills, NY)

The DeBruce (Catskills, NY)

Sometimes escaping New York City is a breath of fresh air. Before air travel was affordable and air conditioning was standard, the Catskills were a popular weekend getaway for NYC residents for exactly that reason. The region experienced decline in the 70’s and 80’s but has more recently […]

Travel Diaries: Solo in South Beach

Travel Diaries: Solo in South Beach

I don’t travel for work often but when I do, the destinations aren’t exactly glamorous. Examples of past trips include touring “dying” shopping malls in Dallas and visiting vacant office buildings in downtown St. Louis. But once a year, the industry I work in has […]

Planning a trip to Tuscany

Planning a trip to Tuscany

For anyone else who has read Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes (or seen the movie), I think we can all agree that it’s a surefire way to inspire your own trip to Tuscany.  Hopefully this post can get you started with the basics […]