If you want to live the grand life at the Disneyland Resort, then you need to stay club level at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. My family did just that for six nights during spring break in 2022. We stayed in Room 6010, which is a premium view club level room.
Looking to elevate your Disneyland Resort experience? Then, consider upgrading to a club level room at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Club level rooms have exclusive access to the Veranda, a lounge and terrace on the top floor of the hotel. Food and beverages (including alcohol!) are offered all day long in this bright and airy space. The terrace is also the perfect place to watch Disneyland Park’s nightly fireworks, which we did one night of our stay during spring break 2022.
After a long hiatus from "real" traveling due to the pandemic, this past spring my family enjoyed a luxurious weekend stay at the Montage Laguna Beach, a Forbes five-star resort. This Southern Californian hotel is located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, perched atop a very scenic cliff above the Pacific Ocean. The … Continue reading Laidback Luxury at Montage Laguna Beach
We all could use a little relaxation right now. I can think of no better place than the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia, as a quintessential "get-away-from-it-all" destination. Located just over 30 minutes west of Dulles airport, you never would know that you were only an hour away from the nation's capital. Idyllic … Continue reading Relaxation at Salamander Resort & Spa
What is an "ally"? And, how is it relevant to travel? Being an ally of a person of color is all about proactively learning in order to counter your privilege, standing in solidarity with people of color, and speaking up when racism presents itself. What we do when we travel can have a significant impact … Continue reading How to Be an Ally with People of Color While You Travel
Travel and book-lovers unite! Call me old-school, but I love reading a physical book (not a tablet screen) when I travel. It's my preference while I'm at home, too. Through the years, I've read many travel-related books, both fiction and non-fiction. Here's a list of some of my favorites... Travels, by Michael Crichton It's … Continue reading The Travel Bibliophile
Are you spending a little extra time in your kitchen lately? How do you satisfy your hunger for food as well as for travel? Easy! Cook your way through it. I've curated a list of some of the most appetizing recipes from around the globe for all of us to try out. Let me know … Continue reading Explore the World via Your Kitchen
Many of us are absolutely longing to travel some place (near or far - just anywhere but the backyard or grocery store!) once the first opportunity presents itself. No matter what's going on in the world, it is so important to have someone by your side to help you every step of the way when … Continue reading Five Reasons Why You Need a Travel Advisor (Pandemic or no Pandemic)
When you're passionate about travel, not being able to leave your house to actually do it will drive you nuts. Whether you're experiencing a lock-down or self-quarantine (or you're reading this in 2021, and you're too broke to travel), you still can relieve that wanderlust itch. Satiate that wanderlust through armchair travel! Lots of folks … Continue reading Satiate Your Wanderlust Through Armchair Travel
I was super-excited to visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, during our seven-night Mexican Riviera cruise on the Disney Wonder. As an avid photographer, I could not wait to see El Arco, or the Arch of Cabo San Lucas, also known as “Land’s End,” since it sits at the end of Baja California. The Land’s End … Continue reading From Land’s End to the Beach in Cabo San Lucas