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 with some furry friends by your side. Reservations are...Read More
Loews Hotels Loyalty Program | YouFirst Rewards

Loews Hotels Loyalty Program – YouFirst Rewards

I admit I was pretty unfamiliar with Loews Hotels until I stayed at Loews Annapolis recently.  Lowes Hotels consists of 26 U.S. properties as well as 2 in Canada.  So, while it's not a mega chain like Marriott or Hilton, it could be worth checking out.  I (wrongly) assumed they didn't even have a loyalty program since they are such a small chain, but I was wrong.  The Loews Hotels Loyalty program is called YouFirst...Read More
Money Saving Tips For Family Travel | Budget Travel | Travel Tips | Traveling With Kids

Money Saving Tips For Family Travel

Taking your family on vacation is awesome, but let's be honest - it can get expensive!  If you have money falling out of the sky into your lap, you can probably skip this post.  If not, keep reading for my best money saving tips for family travel.   Money Saving Tip #1: Choose The Right Hotel Choosing the right hotel can save you money!  Some chains offer free breakfast as part of the room rate. ...Read More
Just Go To Sleep | The Importance of Sleep

Just Go To Sleep

Go To Sleep.  You don't hear this much as an adult, but you should.  It's a daily occurrence that sometimes doesn't get the attention it deserves.  I slept 12 hours last night....and it's the most glorious, luxurious feeling ever! Seriously, I don't think sleep gets the props it deserves.  I truly think our society glamorizes being exhausted.  In college you hear about "pulling all nighters" and in the business world, the people who work the...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, either way, keep on reading for my Ritz Carlton...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 family friendly activities available.  Here is a run down...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.  Scuba Diving in Punta Cana was an experience -...Read More
16 Things To Do In New Orleans | NOLA

Top 16 Things To Do In New Orleans

New Orleans is a vibrant city full of history, culture - and food!. We recently spent a long weekend there taking in the Southern charm (and a couple of hurricanes.) Here are my favorite things to do in New Orleans! Top 16 Things To Do In New Orleans 1. Visit the art galleries on Royal St There are so many streets in New Orleans and they all have their own vibe.  We loved checking out...Read More
Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Sapphire Reserve - Which one is right for you?

Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Sapphire Reserve

With so many travel and rewards credit cards out there, it can get confusing at times.  But, it's your lucky day!  I am here to break it down for you and tell you what you need to know to get the most out of your credit card.  Today I will go over the differences between the Chase Sapphire Preferred vs Sapphire Reserve cards and help you determine which one is right for you. While these...Read More
Iberostar Punta Cana Review | Dominican Republic | Caribbean Travel | Family Travel | All Inclusive Resort

Iberostar Punta Cana Review

My family and I recently traveled to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for my cousin's wedding.  I was so excited to be able to spend some time with my family during our trip.  We stayed at the Iberostar Punta Cana.  This all inclusive resort sits next to its 3 sister properties, Iberostar Dominicana, Iberostar Bavaro Suites and Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel. Punta Cana is a popular tourist destination for people all over the world.  It's no...Read More
Increased Offer On the IHG Rewards Club Credit Card

Increased Offer On The IHG Rewards Club Credit Card

There is an increased offer on the IHG Rewards Club credit card!  This is great news if you have been eyeing this card, or if you are in the market for some more hotel points.  The current 80,000 point bonus is 20,000 higher than the usual bonus.  One great thing about this card for seasoned miles and points collectors is that this card is NOT included in Chase's 5/24 rule (meaning if you have opened...Read More
How to book Miraval using Hyatt Points

You Can Now Book Miraval Using Hyatt Points

The Miraval Resort in Arizona has been on my radar for a long time.  This luxury wellness retreat spans over 400 acres near Tucson, AZ, and it looks just amazing!  Earlier this year, Miraval joined the Hyatt family of hotels, but was not part of the World of Hyatt program.  However, now they are fully integrated into the World of Hyatt program which means you can book Miraval using Hyatt points!  This is pretty exciting...Read More