Family Activities in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Last week my family and I took a long weekend jaunt to participate in some family activities in Winnipeg, Manitoba. While I have been to Quebec City and my husband has been to Niagara Falls, Ontario, the kids hadn't been to Canada yet. We packed out luggage [Read more]

Five Reasons to Take the Whole Family to The Ritz-Carlton, Naples

Baby alligators at the Nature's Wonders sanctuary.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is a luxury retreat on Florida's Gulf coast for couples in need of a romantic getaway, a group of girlfriends who appreciate fine food and an outrageously awesome spa (51,000 square feet!), and lucky business travelers whose companies [Read more]

Family Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Water Slide

Winnipeg, Manitoba is a quick 45-minute flight from Minneapolis which makes it an easy getaway from the Twin Cities. However, as a family of four on a budget we decided to use the family car and turn a long weekend to this Canadian city into a road trip. New [Read more]

Winning Wednesday: Fresh Produce Shorefront Cardigan

44 winner

We've had a fun couple of weeks reading the comments of our Win a Fresh Produce Shorefront Cardigan post asking where you would wear your new Fresh Produce cardigan if you win. Leaving a comment automatically entered our readers in the contest. Our winner [Read more]

Three Best Restaurants in Honolulu, Hawaii

Indigo, a best restaurant in Honolulu Oahu Hawaii (Jennifer Miner)

The list of best restaurants in Honolulu is not short, but there are only a few top Oahu restaurants that provide both fine dining and a genuine Hawaii vacation experience. Hawaii as a whole has left its "only spam and plate lunch" cheap lunch reputation [Read more]

Men’s Wearhouse Outfits Men from Head to Toe in Formal, Business or Casual Clothes

Ties at Men's Wearhouse

My husband and I are not good clothing shoppers -- especially when it comes to trying to outfit him. Frankly, we'd rather be doing just about anything else -- work in the yard, go biking, watch a movie, cook for the family -- than shop for clothes. It might be [Read more]

Fun Travel Accessories by Anne Taintor


It's no secret that I love talking about travel safety products, but there's something else I enjoy discovering and that's fun travel accessories. You may have heard of Anne Taintor, the creator of the sarcastically witty vintage accessories that feature [Read more]

Laptop Giveaway Winning Wednesday

Winning Wednesday Acer Laptop

The Vacation Gals were very happy to host a giveaway promoting Dolby sound technology. Laptops with integrated Dolby sound offer users a superior audio experience. The Acer PC with Dolby Audio Technology Giveaway proved popular (of course) with 1487 entries [Read more]

Three Top Restaurants in Fort Myers, Florida

Public dock at The Watefront Restaurant faces neighborhood canals and backyards.

My husband and I enjoyed so many aspects of our adults-only getaway to Southwest Florida last month, which included two nights on Sanibel Island and two nights in Cape Coral. But perhaps one of my greatest pleasures on this trip was eating out without the [Read more]

Swimming with Wild Dolphins in Oahu, Hawaii

Swimming with wild dolphins Oahu Hawaii (sailhawaii.com)

I wanted to try swimming with wild dolphins for a while now -- in fact, it's been on my "travel experiences bucket list." When presented with the chance to swim with wild dolphins during a recent trip to Hawaii, I signed up immediately. That was a month ago, [Read more]