In February, I usually suggest gift ideas for your besties or cute beauty treats in the name of self-love. This year, I’ve curated something different: a short list of Valentine’s Day destinations along the West Coast that I think are worth mentioning… and visiting! La Quinta Resort & Club | La Quinta, CA Surrounded by mountains in the Palm Springs vicinity is a resort boasting casita-style … Continue reading Valentine’s Day: Romantic West Coast Destinations
As we enjoy our way through summer vacation, plans for fall business travel start to fill the calendar. I learned early on never to leave hotel booking to someone else. Flights, fine. But never the hotel. Especially during NY Fashion Week! You know who you are. As a writer, I spend a lot of time working in the room when I travel. Spotty wifi, lack … Continue reading Business Travel: Pullman Style
If you’ve followed my travels for a while, you know I love a good weekend trip to Ojai. There’s always less traffic than driving south–from LA. It’s a prettier drive, and you can stop for some outlet or antique shopping along the way. I’ve been visiting Ojai for over 20 years now. The Ojai Valley Inn has always been my go-to. A quick escape away … Continue reading O-jai, you’re back!
This one’s kind of a two-parter, as I made two stops on a recent road trip up north. First I met a fellow group of writers up at the Hyatt Regency Monterey. I’ve never stayed in this area before. It’s inland a bit so there aren’t any immediate ocean views, but the hotel golf course provides a peaceful backdrop. And the course is beautiful. To … Continue reading Girl Heads North: Carmel Road trip
For years we’ve been harnessing October to bring more awareness to Breast Cancer. As a nation we use organized walks, runs and different types of promotions to focus on the awful disease. We pay homage to those who have suffered from it, and educate others in hopes of preventing it. It’s a beautiful effort and giant strides are being made. But you know all this. … Continue reading Ultimate Dreamer Package in Indian Wells