Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn ~ Sonoma, CA

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, located in the Sonoma Wine Region of California, is a unique property that sits atop a natural, thermal mineral spring that was discovered by the Native Americans in the early 1800’s. The Native Americans considered this site sacred healing grounds and as word spread over the years, a hotel was […]

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The Quaint Charm of San Juan Bautista

Located just an hour south of bustling Silicon Valley, CA is the quaint city of San Juan Bautista. This charming little town has managed to maintain its humble origins and has respectfully preserved its history and authenticity. You won’t find trendy stores and Michelin Star restaurants but you will find a town steeped in history, filled […]

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The Nines ~ Portland, Oregon

Every once in a while serendipity happens ~ a fortunate happenstance where everything aligns perfectly and you find yourself right in the midst of it. It’s such an unexpected and pleasant surprise. I feel like this happened to me on my visit to The Nines hotel in Portland, Oregon. In all honesty, I just needed a place […]

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Brasada Ranch, Powell Butte

Savvy travelers these days are looking for more than cookie-cutter vacations, they are looking for unique experiences that are authentic to the local area that offer life-long memories…and intuitive resorts are picking up on this trend. Ranch-style properties have been offering luxury experiential travel adventures for years labeled as “glamping” {glamorous camping}. The appeal of […]

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The Inn at Entrada, St. George

The Inn at Entrada {The Inn} is a small luxury resort residing within an upscale gated golf community in St. George, Utah. Set among the striking red rocks and near the entrance to Snow Canyon State Park, The Inn boasts a prime location for both its beauty and proximity to local attractions and activities. Property Serenely situated on […]

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Enchantment Resort, Sedona

Jaw-dropping. That is the only way to describe my reaction when I first laid eyes on the incredible scenery surrounding the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona. Property The Enchantment Resort {ER} is nestled at Boynton Canyon with its steep, vermillion-colored walls and interesting rock formations. The setting is nothing short of breathtaking. The resort blends into the natural […]

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Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North

When visiting Scottsdale, Arizona, I generally stay near Camelback Mountain so I was excited to visit the Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North {FSS}, located approximately 30 miles from the Phoenix airport on the outskirts of town. I knew the FSS was located farther out from town and I wasn’t sure what to expect or if I […]

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11 Tips For Reducing Travel Stress

Let’s face it, travel these days can be stressful. Over the years, I have developed some strategies that have actually made traveling fun for me again. I thought I’d share some tips that may help you find the fun in traveling as well. 1. Apply For An Expedited Airport Security Program We’ve all stood in […]

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Happy Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy + Explore

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Safari by Geoffrey Kent

Move over Jonathan Goldsmith, Geoffrey Kent may have just dethroned you as the most interesting man in the world (or more likely is the inspiration behind the Dos Equis character). Geoffrey Kent, founder of Abercrombie & Kent ~ the premier luxury adventure travel company, has released his first memoir, Safari. Geoffrey’s stories read like an Indiana Jones/Ernest Hemingway meets […]

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