The Coolest Hotel in St. Louis: Moonrise Hotel

Moonrise Hotel Lobby

Do you love boutique hotels as much as I do? The uniqueness, the charm, the nothing-like-it vibe that many of these privately owned hotels possess add a fun ambiance to your travels. My family just returned from a 17-day trip and one of our stops was Moonrise [Read more]

Spur Alliance: Top 10 Guest Ranches in North America

Spur Alliance

One of the best surprises my family discovered during a summer vacation was how family-friendly a guest ranch experience can be. When we were living in Tucson, Arizona we certainly visited some local ranches for day rides or evening parties but it wasn’t until [Read more]

The Most Romantic Places in Colorado

Nature's infinity pool: Conundrum Hot Springs near Aspen.

In the 2015 Expedia Romance Study, 1,000 surveyed Americans said beach vacations are the dreamiest romantic getaways. Indeed, I don't deny that swaying palm trees, salty air, crashing waves and a couple of frothy cocktails (or six) set the scene for intimacy. [Read more]

Matterhorn Celebrates 150th Anniversary in 2015

Zermatt's pedestrian friendly main street

Summer 2015 is going to be an exciting time for the Matterhorn. No, not the ride at Disney, the real one. We will let our contributor Mira Temkin tell you why... The Tissot Countdown Clock proudly stands on the Bahnhofplatz, the village center, in Zermatt, [Read more]

The Draycott Hotel: Authentic Luxury in London, England

Draycott Hotel in London England

Upscale yet authentic, the Draycott Hotel provides a sense of place and time for a luxury vacation in one of London's best neighborhoods. Anyone who has traveled to London knows about the wide variety of lodging there; there are many niches even within the [Read more]

Family Stay at Sunset Key Guest Cottages

sunset from sunset key

Key West is one of those destinations topping bucket lists and why shouldn't it? Between stunning sunsets, salt-rimmed margaritas, Key Lime pie, and the balmy climate it certainly sounds like the ideal vacation location. Last month I was invited to [Read more]

Waldorf Astoria Naples: Something for Everyone

Guest-room view at the Waldorf Astoria Naples on the Gulf Coast of Florida

Many consider Naples to be a sleepy town in Florida, but with almost too much to do in hot spots like Miami and Fort Lauderdale, my husband and I were more than happy to take a break and relax in this charming west coast town. That’s not to say we were [Read more]

Win $1,000 for Travel in the Expedia Surprise Storybook Vacation Giveaway

Grand Solmar

Surprising my husband with a last-minute trip to Cabo San Lucas was a dream come true. When I told him to pack his bags at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night, he had no idea we'd be sipping cervesas on the beach in the Baja Peninsula less than 24 hours later. He was [Read more]

Super Surprise Getaway to Romantic Cabo San Lucas: Find Your Storybook from Expedia


Back in 1998, my then-boyfriend/now-husband planned a surprise trip to Mexico for me. I'd never been south of the border, and certainly never had a boyfriend secretly plan a romantic getaway--let alone an international vacation to an all-inclusive resort. (You [Read more]

Top Four Reasons to Book a Getaway to the Washington School House Hotel in Park City, Utah


Just 12 rooms and suites make up the accommodations at the Washington School House Hotel in downtown Park City, Utah. The boutique property is so named because the 1889 building was originally a school for pioneering families who settled in the mountains rich [Read more]