Hotels and Resorts (Page 6)

The Reach Resort, part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection, is a luxury beachfront resort in Key West, Florida. This property is located one block from Duvall Street and sits on the only natural beach in the area. I checked out this property and found it to be an intimate hideaway for couples and adults making it perfect for a romantic escape. The Rooms: My room was a suite overlooking the beach and pool area. The living area was spacious but I spent most of my time at the pool or exploring Key West. The bedroom was a bit small, but with the living area and balconyRead More →

Are you thinking of getting married or renewing your vows and want something exotic? Are you looking for a romantic getaway that caters to various lifestyles? What if you don’t have a passport? The Florida Keys is a destination for every type of traveler. I’ve been there with a kid, and without. I even spent a week there, just checking out hotels and resorts to see if they are places I would recommend to readers. Here are some of my top romantic resorts in the Florida Keys (or Conch Republic, as it is called). 1. Little Palm Island Resort and Spa – This one hasRead More →

Little CajunMama (LCM) and I decided that we needed to get away from our men folk and take a girls trip. I was looking forward to spending quality one on one time with my daughter. She was excited to just GO (her favorite word). We both love the sun and beach, but needed someplace that would enable me to relax and yet also provide activities for a ten year old. My friend Denise told me about her visit to Cheeca Lodge, a 27-acre luxury resort that was ideal for couples and families. We flew into Miami and had arranged for a ride with Emerald Transportation.Read More →

Is it really a good idea to bring a kid to a casino? It may not be tops on your list for a family vacation, but it is definitely worth looking into. Casinos aren’t just for senior travel anymore. A recent conversation about kids and casinos brought to mind my family’s weekend trip to Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, LA. Yup, that’s correct. I used ‘casino’ and ‘family’ in the same sentence, something I thought I’d never do. Mr. CajunMama and I heard about Paragon’s new hotel with offerings for families. We decided to call and see if we could get a room, and were fortunateRead More →