November 12, 2014

Costa Rica Travel: Las Catalinas

It was our first excursion off property. I was already enthralled with the country of Costa Rica, and I was hungry to see more of it. The resort where we were staying, the Westin Playa Conchal, was stellar, and I’d unreservedly recommend it to anyone traveling to Costa Rica. But visiting the new town of Las Catalinas gave...
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November 3, 2014

Travel Costa Rica: Where to Stay

When I traveled to Costa Rica last month, we stayed at The Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal. (Read my full review.) I was pleased with our stay, and as a first time international traveler, I took a certain comfort in staying at American hotel brand. The level of cleanliness, food and service was consistent, and I certainly...
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October 23, 2014

Family Travel: Beaches Turks & Caicos Review

Having never been out of the country before in my life (unless you count walking over the Mexican border into Tijuana for the day when I was in high school), it still seems surreal that I’ve experienced TWO international trips within the past month. My passport is getting a workout! This post is intended to be...
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October 13, 2014

Things To Do with Kids in Seattle

Seattle is one of my favorite cities to visit. I’ve been there twice, but never with kids. There is just so much to see and do there, and even when it’s dreary out, it’s a beautiful area. My friendly virtual assistant, Ali, lives in Seattle so I asked her if she wouldn’t mind writing up a...
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October 7, 2014

Where to Stay in Costa Rica: The Westin Playa Conchal

Never having ventured outside of the familiarity of the United States, I had no idea what to expect when I arrived at the Liberia airport in Costa Rica. The small airport was pristine and white. Locals were friendly but not pushy. Customs was merely a formality. I got my first passport stamp without a single...
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October 6, 2014

Things To Do With Kids in Charleston, SC

Did you do a double-take? No, those aren’t my boys. My friend Whitney is guest posting for me today for my Things To Do With Kids Series. Charleston is one of my favorite places to visit. I’ve been twice, but never with kids. My favorite thing to do was the carriage ride. I am always...
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September 27, 2014

Earthquakes, Killer Grasshoppers & Catamarans #CoffeeTalk

I’ve missed writing my daily Coffee Talk posts, but there simply hasn’t been time. Since I set foot on the ground in Costa Rica, I haven’t had a spare moment to write. Any spare time I’ve had, I’ve wanted to spend soaking up this wild and beautiful country… or catching up on sleep. Although admittedly, I’ve...
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September 20, 2014

Visiting Seattle

I love the early morning hours. It feels like stolen time. I have been forcing myself to sleep till 6AM Seattle time so I don’t get too overtired. But it’s still dark here at 6AM so I got to watch daylight dawn over the city as I sat here at my computer with my huge cuppa java...
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August 4, 2014

Things To Do With Kids in Cape May

A few weeks ago, we enjoyed a short family vacation in Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May is one of the prettiest towns on the Jersey shore, and it’s definitely one of the quieter beaches. Many families like to stay in Ocean City or Avalon, but I’m quite fond of the Victorian charm you can only...
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July 28, 2014

Things To Do with Kids in Portsmouth, NH

On our way to Maine, we decided to stop over in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth is a historic maritime town that has recently become a hub for foodies and locavores while retaining its quintessential New England charm. From its clapboard houses dating back to the 1700s, to the downtown square with its white-steepled church, to the rows of adorable shops and waterfront seafood...
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July 21, 2014

Summer Vacation in Cape May #FamilyTravelDiary

It’s been a few weeks since we went to Cape May, and we’re already onto our next family vacation, but I don’t want to forget to tell you about it! We had a great time and truly got to relax. This trip was 100% unsponsored family time, and we had a blast. In fact, I...
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