Laguna Beach, CA for a Great Orange County Escape

Laguna Beach Sunset

Southwest launched a new nonstop Austin, Tx to the Long Beach, CA Airport (LGB).  This flight, plus the no-hassle LGB airport, provide an ideal escape for exploring seaside treasures along a 30 mile stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).  Laguna Beach offers a great spot to drop your bags.  Editor’s note: This article has […]

Ready To Repeat ZaZa & Houston’s Museum District

Lobby Zsa Zsa Museum District

Houston is an easy drive from most Texas cities.  A short weekend in the Houston Museum District, paired with the Hotel ZaZa Museum District, didn’t just fill our cultural canteen, but it goes down as a surprise charmer I can’t wait to repeat.  Editor’s note: This article has been updated with current information (April 23, […]

Lauren’s Garden – We Will Never Forget

Lauren's Garden Sign at Entrance

A visit to Lauren’s Garden, in the Historic Market Square Park at 301 Milam Street, was a treasured visit included with  a weekend getaway to Hotel ZaZa and Houston’s Museum District. Good to Know Lauren’s Garden was created to honor my sorority sister Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, and her unborn baby, who died on 9/11 when […]

Blown Away by Bozeman, Montana

Airport Bozeman Bull

What started as a quick stop for lunch in Bozeman, Montana turned into a full day visit that rocket-launched Bozeman to a favorite USA small city/big town in my book.  Bozeman made the Conde Nast “Most Beautiful Towns in America” List.   Bozeman is a modern, progressive, hip and cool mountain town.  It’s beautiful too.  Editor’s […]

The Willamette Valley Wine Region is a USA Treasure

Domaine Davio Winery

A visit to Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region secured the first stop on a four-state journey, targeting new USA treasures while international travel was on hold.  The Willamette Valley did not disappoint.  It’s a superstar and should score high on your travel bucket list.  Although we had to scoot after 3 nights to hit Bozeman, […]

I Have a Crush on Under Canvas

National parks have grown in popularity.  We got the itch, and Yellowstone got a spot.  We opted to stay outside of Yellowstone’s west entrance, since park lodging was closed tied to COVID-19.  I chose not to stay at Under Canvas Yellowstone, but instead stayed at the Bar N Ranch, which is on the same property.  I […]