I have a few favorite hotels that have made our vacations very memorable. I still rave about the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Banff and the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in New Mexico. Both hotels won me over with their incredible views, beautiful rooms, and the attractions/amenities the properties had to offer. On our recent
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The beautiful mountains, amazing ski resorts, and incredibly friendly people are what come to mind when I think about our time in Banff. I had dreamt about visiting this Canadian paradise for years. The majestic Canadian Rockies surrounded by brightly colored lakes sounded like the perfect vacation for us. And although my initial intent was to
I’m a giant history nerd especially when it comes to the history of the United States. I spent a part of my summer binge-watching “Turn: Washington Spies” on Netflix, reading a book on the American Revolution, and listening to an e-book on how the revolution was won. My fascination is obvious so when we had the
Oh, Disneyland! Why do we feel so obligated to bring our children here? Let me preface this by saying, we are not Disney or theme park fanatics by any means. The crowds, the lines, the fact that everything is incredibly overpriced is against everything we enjoy. There are so many other ways to get a
This year, I took two trips to the Big Island. In January, we flew to Kona to attend a wedding and spend time with friends from California. In March, I found myself booking another flight to Kona after my brother announced he was getting married in April. Unlike my friends and family on the West
From the moment we arrived in Cancun, we were told: “you must go to Isla Mujeres.” I was craving some R&R on a beautiful beach and I wanted to get away from the noisy resort we were staying in. Isla Mujeres sounded like the perfect spot to do both. With high expectations and a ton of
I always pride myself on being a budget traveler. I love when people ask me for tips and tricks on booking cheap flights and hotels, and the level of excitement I feel when I’ve saved hundreds of dollars is often indescribable. Actually, it’s a bit addicting. Prior to Cancun, I had never been to Mexico
If you would have asked me two weeks ago about my biggest fears, I’d quickly list 3 things that have always scared me: the dark, deep water, and death. Death has always been at the top of that list. My own death, the death of loved ones, even the death of strangers freaked me out.
We had an opportunity to check out the ice castle in Dillon two days before opening day. The Ice Castles are an entertainment company from Utah and have castles in six different locations across the US and Canada. This was our first time in an ice castle and it was incredible! From the intricate carvings
When I look back on our Italian vacation, Cinque Terre and Florence are two highlights that bring back fond memories. A vast contrast from our time in Rome, we experienced a slower pace even amongst the crowds of tourists. Maybe it was the fact that I could sit quietly on the streets without a vendor