I must have heard it about a thousand times this past weekend:  “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”  In fact, Las Vegas has been making a concerted effort lo, these many years to market itself as a very, well, adult destination. Don’t believe the hype.  While, yes, there are lots of grown-up, all-night, scantily-clad activities [...]


Beached boats at Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brasil

Near Projeto Tamar, a sea turtle sanctuary in Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brasil, I came across these colorful boat on the beach.

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Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa

When you put Hawaii, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and cocktails all together, you get a fun and fabulous vacation combination. Add to the mix “Hawaii Five-0″ along with Hula lessons and surf instruction and you have the quintessential American Hawaii travel experience. I’ve had the pleasure of lodging at various hotels and resorts around Oahu [...]


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in Colorado


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Halloween Trick or Treat

Halloween is right around the corner and I’m looking forward to seeing neighbors and their little ones as families stop at our door during Trick or Treat. My kids are now teens, and Halloween keeps getting more fun each year. Now that they are a little older, they help hand out candy and decorate our [...]

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This fall, I jetted halfway around the world to Palau, a beautiful Micronesian island nation  where the people are friendly, the culture is fascinating, and the reefs are spectacular.  Palau’s an archipelago (a group of islands), and visitors can choose to stay at traditional resorts on one of the main islands or at funkier places [...]


Guy Fieri cooks up some fun with George Lopez at Carnival Cruise Lines event in New York

Today in New York City at The Terrace, Carnival Cruise Lines held a press conference announcing enhancements to the Fun Ship fleet. CEO Gerry Cahill announced a $500 million initiative that will roll out over the next four years. I personally got so excited, I almost needed to break out a paper bag to breathe [...]


Carnival Spirit cruise ship (c) Carnival Cruise Lines

Warning: If you’ve ever dreamed of going on an Alaska Cruise, these videos from Carnival Cruise Lines may cause you to book your cruise today. Alaska is one of those states I’d love to experience. This spring, the Carnival Spirit will set sail with 7 day Alaska itineraries and some amazingly affordable rates. Now these [...]

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When Traveling Mamas are the move, we search high and low for compact ways to bring our favorite beauty items. Sephora’s Travel Clutch Brush Set is perfect for on the go touchups. The red clutch has a wrist strap, interior mirror, and a faux leather finish that’s easy to clean. Contains 6 mid-size brushes: Powder [...]


If my post on the environmentally friendly destination of Palau piqued your interest, boy, do I have more to tell you.  That’s because Palau is all about being outdoors, exploring the Rock Islands and the coral reefs, dipping into the tiny coves and marine lakes.  It’s the perfect place if your family (like mine) is always [...]


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