5 picks from the emerging restaurant scene in Naples, Florida

Salt at Sea Salt

Naples is part of what’s known as Florida’s Paradise Coast, along with the Everglades and Marco Island on the southwest part of the state. You won’t believe the emerging culinary scene in Naples. There are new restaurants and bars opening everywhere, all led by young, energetic chefs, elevating the Naples dining experience. Here are five of […]

8 takeaways from a kids ski weekend at Camelback Resort in Pennsylvania

My daughter, her friend and I get ready for a run at Camelback Ski Resort in the Poconos, PA

How do you spend a working ski weekend with your 13-year-old? You let her bring along her best friend and take them to Camelback Ski Resort in the Pennsylvania Pocono Mountains! An easy trip from both Philly (two hours) and NYC (90 minutes) this year-round recreational mountain resort offers 16 lifts and 34 trails to accommodate […]

10 tips for maximizing a family ski trip at Keystone Resort, Colorado

Ames and I on the slopes of Keystone

There’s no shortage of reasons why Keystone’s long been a family favorite. This world-class, three-mountain resort offers so much that you might be wondering where to begin, and so as a local Colorado mom, I’ve put together some helpful tips to help you better navigate your family’s trip to Keystone. 1. Time your visit right […]

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 5: La Posada de Santa Fe

The pool at La Posada de Santa Fe

This is the fifth and final part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Check out the first part here, the second part here, the third part here, and the fourth part here. Says Dennis: “My trip to Santa Fe is […]

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 4: An Art Lover’s Destination

Cool Native American art on the walls at La Posada de Santa Fe

This is the fourth part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Check out the first part here, the second part here, the third part here, and tune in tomorrow for the next chapter. Says Dennis: “My trip to Santa Fe is […]

Highlights from The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center’s multi-million dollar renovation

Westin D.C. City Center

The 406-room Westin Washington, D.C. City Center (1400 M Street NW, Washington, DC; 202-429-1700) recently completed a $17 million renovation. The hotel made upgrades to its guest rooms, restaurant, lobby, and meeting facilities this past summer, and now, the hotel feels comfortable, offers great service and is located only a few blocks from the White House. Updated elements include: […]

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Part 3: Santa Fe Sights

Santa Fe Plaza

This is the third part in Dennis Kamoen’s five-part series about Santa Fe, New Mexico, which he discovered on a visit to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Check out the first part here, the second part here, and tune in tomorrow for the next chapter. Says Dennis: “My trip to Santa Fe is about discovering a special […]

Behind-the-Scenes at Joe’s Stone Crab in Miami

Joe's Stone Crab in Miami

I was just in Miami to attend the South Beach Wine & Food Festival as a guest of Certified Angus Beef, which supplies meat to some of the city’s top restaurants—including Joe’s Stone Crab (11 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139). Joe’s is one of south Florida’s most iconic and historic restaurants and during my stay, I […]