Hyatt Carmel Highlands: Relax, Recharge, Renew

I have to confess that, until today, I was not a fan of timeshares. My only experience with timeshares was a high pressure sales pitch from a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico back in 2007. Recently, I had the good fortune to stay at Hyatt Carmel Highlands on the Big Sur coast. The historic property […]

July 29th, 2015|California, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining|

Westlake Village Hotel: Luxury in Thousands Oaks

When I told some friends in Northern California that I was headed to visit Conejo Valley for a few days, only one person new the area. However, if I said I was going to visit Agoura Hills, Simi Valley or Thousand Oaks by the Santa Monica Mountains, everyone knew where I was headed. I confess […]

July 24th, 2015|California, Lodging, Restaurants and Dining|

Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, Vermont

Traveling with two kids for a month has both challenges and rewards. My challenges can be summed up by bickering, relentless competitiveness and keeping them fed and entertained as we traipsed through eight states from Maine to New Jersey.

My reward? Snowflake Resort and Spa in Stow Vermont.

I hadn’t been to Vermont since college and had […]

July 21st, 2015|Lodging|