Marriott and Starwood Hotel Merger

Hotel loyalties run deep. At least they should if you travel and take advantage of reward opportunities. The recent acquisition of Starwood properties by Marriott is exciting news for patrons of either brand! The merger creates the world’s largest hotel company...

Prayers For…SO Many

Wow. The images coming from areas in the wake of Hurricane Matthew are just unbelievable. So many have lost their homes, their belongings and even their lives. From Haiti to the beaches of North Carolina, the destruction blows my mind. The images hit close to home...

Hurricane + Cruise Ships

**I want to preface this post by acknowledging that I am praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Matthew.** Currently all eyes are on Hurricane Matthew churning in the Caribbean.  The storm is creating a guessing game of probabilities and possibilities. Up and...

5 Trips To Plan This Fall

Fall and I have a love/hate relationship. I love pumpkins, football, stepping on crunchy leaves, cool mornings, warm afternoons and sleeping with the windows open. I also relish the opportunity to break out my flannel shirts, yoga pants and Uggs. On the other hand...
Labor Day Travel

Labor Day Travel

Millions of Americans will hit the road to take advantage of the 3-day weekend. Labor Day has become one of the most popular weekends of the year to travel. In fact, AAA reports that over 35.5 million people will spend the weekend somewhere other than their own home....

Airbnb – What? Where? How?

A long time ago my dream was to own a Bed and Breakfast. I have no idea where the initial idea came from. Most likely, I’d read one too many Nicholas Sparks novels with a B&B setting. I found the lifestyle charming. We loved hosting our friends, so why not...

Top 20 Dream Destinations In The World

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? And, I guess more importantly, how would you plan a trip to your dream destinations? Regardless of how you answer the first question, if you said Pinterest for the second question then you’re not alone....

Cheering For Team U.S.A.

Today marks the start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Our family can’t wait to cheer our American athletes on to gold! For the official tv listing and schedule, visit this website. Also, for more information on Rio, visit this past post. What is your favorite...

Wellness on Vacation

I used to think of vacations as a time off from my health-ish lifestyle. Everyday life for me focuses on wellness, so vacations were truly a break from that mindset. On vacation I slept as little as possible, drank more sweet tea and wine than water, and exercised...

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