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]

Dunton Hot Springs in Photos

View of the restored 19th-century bathhouse, as seen from one of the outdoor hot springs pools.

My story on worldwide hot springs resorts will be published in Luxury Las Vegas next month. I was reminded of that when I was asked this morning to send an invoice to my editor at the print publication (always a good email to receive when you're a freelance [Read more]

Things to Do in Napa Valley and Sonoma County

Safari West (Jennifer Miner)

Girlfriend getaways and romantic weekend vacations in Napa Valley and Sonoma County are typically wine-focused, but everyone needs a break from all that drinking for a few hours.  Sure, you may scoff. Hear me out! There are plenty of fun things to do in Napa [Read more]

Palau: Royal Treatment Under and Above Water

Scuba in Dive Spots in Palau (Neco Dive Shop)

Guest contributor Lisa Niver Rajna and her husband George are currently in the midst of their second year traveling around the world. Here she shares a story from her continuing travels, regarding scuba dive sites in Palau. - [Read more]

Holiday Events in Napa Valley and Sonoma


Holiday events in Napa Valley and Sonoma are a good reason to come to California Wine Country during its shoulder season. Summertime is peak travel time for most destinations, and early Autumn sees a "crush" of wine lovers traveling to California Wine Country [Read more]

Four Reasons to Book a Getaway to The Somerset on Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

Infinity pool, children's wading pool and lap pool.

Those images you see in print and television ads for Turks and Caicos aren't doctored (much, anyway). The ocean is that gorgeous turquoise. The sunsets on the west coast are that striking. The beaches are filled with sand that white. And the rum punch is [Read more]

Hiking from Aspen to Crested Butte, Colorado


Since moving to the Aspen area of Colorado in 1994, I'd long wanted to make the 11-mile hike over a 12,000+ foot pass to the ski town of Crested Butte. It took me almost 20 years to get to Crested Butte on foot, but I finally did the trek this summer with a [Read more]

Romantic Weekend in Moab: The Photos behind the Newspaper Column

2013 at Arches

In early April, my husband and I spent a weekend without kids at the upscale Sorrel River Ranch outside of Moab. The only must-do on our agenda was to hike the Devils Garden loop trail in Arches National Park -- a 7.2-mile, moderate trail that we had last [Read more]

Chat “Best Beaches” at the CheapCaribbean.com Twitter Party


Join me and some other beach-loving travel enthusiasts for a fun Twitter chat Tuesday, May 21, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central Time. Just use the hashtag #CheapCaribbean to talk all things beaches in Mexico and the Caribbean, including the best beaches for [Read more]

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko Olina

JW Marriott Ihilani Resort Spa Lagoon (ihilani.com)

The JW Marriott Ihilani is a 5-star resort in the Ko Olina area of Oahu in Hawaii. A renovation a few years ago (2010) spruced up the already lovely property, ensuring its relevance and stability despite Disney's Aulani right next door. There are [Read more]