Is tthe Marriott the Best Hotel In San Jose Costa Rica? | Marriott Hotel San Jose Costa Rica | San Jose Costa Rica Hotels

Is The Marriott The Best Hotel In San Jose Costa Rica?

Yes, the Marriott is the best hotel in San Jose Costa Rica. Well, I guess I should explain or else this would be the shortest blog post ever!! Why The Marriott Is The Best Hotel In San Jose Costa Rica I was so impressed with my recent stay at the Costa Rica Marriott San Jose Hotel!  This place is a great mix between hotel and resort...Read More
Royal Caribbean's Private Beach in Labadee, Haiti | Columbus Cove | Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas | Caribbean Travel

Royal Caribbean’s Private Beach in Labadee, Haiti

If you have looked at a Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean lately, chances are you have seen Labadee, Haiti as a port of call.  At first I was surprised because, let's be honest, one usually doesn't think of Haiti as a vacation destination.  However, this port of call is at Royal Caribbean's private beach and it is everything you would expect from a Caribbean beach destination. ...Read More
Cruise Ship Art Auctions | Park West Gallery | Art Auctions on Royal Caribbean | What To Do On A Cruise Ship | Cruise Vacation Tips | How To Navigate A Cruise Ship Art Auction | #cruiseshipartauction #parkwestgallery #cruising #royalcaribbean | Michael Godard

Cruise Ship Art Auctions with Park West Gallery

If you have never cruised before you might be thinking, "WTF does an art auction have to do with cruising?" and if you have cruised before you are probably thinking, "free champagne!"  Art auctions are my favorite cruise ship activity, and it's not just because of the free champagne.  I was sort of an art nerd in high school and college so this is right up...Read More
Swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman | Stingray City Grand Cayman | Royal Caribbean Excursion | Swim With Stingrays | Things To Do In Grand Cayman

Swimming With Stingrays in Grand Cayman

I love trying new things on vacation.  My recent cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas was no exception.  In addition to scuba diving in Cozumel and laying around on the beach in Haiti, I got a chance to go swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman!  Honestly my first thought when I think of stingrays is Steve Irwin and I questioned my sanity when I...Read More
Tips For A Healthy New Year | Columbus Ohio Bloggers | Health Tips | New Year's Resolutions 2018 | Healthy Mind and Healthy Body

Tips For a Healthy New Year From The Best Columbus Bloggers

The beginning of each year tends to bring resolutions of better eating, working out and trying to live an overall healthier lifestyle.  Health and wellness are wonderful things to embrace this time of year, so I have teamed up with some of my favorite Columbus, Ohio area bloggers to help you out!  We are sharing our best tips for a healthy new year that cover all...Read More
Fall and winter activities in Columbus, OH (USA)

My 6 Favorite Fall and Winter Activities in Columbus, OH

Travel is great (obviously!) but I am not a full time traveler.  Even when I have lots of trips going on, the truth is, I am still home most of the time.  But, home is great too, and I am so excited to share with you some of my favorite fall and winter activities in Columbus, Ohio!  There are so many things to do here all...Read More
Aria Resort & Casino Review | Las Vegas, NV | Aria Las Vegas Review

ARIA Resort & Casino Review – Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas.  Love it or hate it, it's a popular tourist destination in the U.S.  Some go for the gambling, some for the party pools and some just want to carry a drink around at 7am without getting the crook-eye.  I go because my mom loves to go.  Vegas can be a little too extreme for me at times, but she loves it so I do...Read More

Eat, Purr, Love – The Coolest Cat Cafe In Columbus

I always thought cat cafes were something you could only find in a hipster Tokyo neighborhood.  I never thought I would get to experience one in the midwest United States!  Thankfully I was wrong...who knew there was a cat cafe in Columbus, OH?! How It Works At Eat, Purr, Love, you can have a treat, read a book or work on your computer (free wifi!) all...Read More
Ritz Carlton New Orleans Review

Ritz Carlton New Orleans Review

So, I will be honest here...I debated not writing a review for this hotel stay.   I was just really underwhelmed by this hotel (for no specific reason) and I wasn't sure what I wanted to say about it.  But, I am a professional (ha!) so, I'll suck it up and give you a review.  I know what you are thinking...I am such a champion, right?  Haha...well,...Read More
The best things to do in the Twin Cities with kids | Minnehaha Park | Minneapolis, MN (USA)

Top 7 Things To Do In The Twin Cities With Kids

I am lucky to live near most of my family in Ohio.  My husband's family, however, lives in Minnesota.  While they come visit us often we try to make a point to head up towards the Twin Cities each summer so my daughter can visit her grandparents and aunt on their turf.  Minneapolis is a great place (in the summer!) and there are a lot of...Read More
Scuba diving in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | Dressel Divers

Scuba Diving In Punta Cana – The Good, Bad and Annoying

  My husband and I got our Open Water Scuba Diving Certification last year.  We did our 4 certification dives in Key Largo, FL and have also done dives in Cancun.  So, we are still total newbies.  We missed our opportunity to go diving in Key West earlier this year so I was even more excited to get back in the water in the Dominican Republic. ...Read More