The Real Dominican Republic

Sublime Samaná Beach

The Dominican Republic  holds the distinction as the most popular Caribbean destination, with Punta Cana, on the southeast part of the island, the number one choice. Tourists go for the countless hotels, the sun, the white fairy sand, turquoise water, limitless rum drinks.  Most go for their all-inclusive resorts, and some go to explore the […]

5 Great Bermuda Attractions To Check Out

Crystal Cave stalactites

You can spend all your time on Bermuda’s beautiful beaches — and no one could blame you for that — but sightseeing and learning opportunities abound. The following five Bermuda attractions give you options for spending your vacation time somewhere special. Bermuda attractions and must-sees 1. Crystal Cave “Bermuda’s oldest living treasure,” The Crystal Caves of […]

The New Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, California

Our Kingdom themed room.

That familiar sound of plastic Lego pieces hitting each other is what you’ll hear when entering the new Legoland Hotel. The newest San Diego County hotel has brilliantly placed a big sandbox filled with thousands of lego pieces in the middle of the lobby for young guests to hop in and enjoy.  As a parent, […]

All Y’all Golfers Come Runnin’ to Mississippi

The Preserve #14

Each March, in the US and in basketball circles across the globe, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament owns the sporting world. And this year, the Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebels got in on the madness, running all the way to the SEC tournament title and a second-round upset over Wisconsin. Big news for Mississippi, but lost in […]

Carving Out New Family Memories in Massanutten

A pair of skiers wait at the bottom of the slopes has a wide readership. Travelers of all shapes and sizes have long turned to this site for recommendations on just about every destination on earth – from trendy luxury to dependable wallet-friendly. When I began writing for several years ago, I wrote almost exclusively about hot places that were full of beautiful people, free-flowing […]

Temecula Valley Wine Country

Morning balloon ride over Temecula

Wine tasting in Temecula Valley is a no-brainer for Southern Californians. My husband and I left the L.A. area and arrived at our first winery in 90-minutes. There are now more than thirty wineries and vineyards sprinkled along the countryside of Riverside County. The hot days and cool nights, coupled with the clay soil, has […]

10 Reasons to Visit Villa del Palmar, Islands of Loreto

Villa del Palmar

For snowbirds wishing escape to a warmer climate, I can think of no better place than Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. Especially now – since the hotel is building clientele, package deals abound.  For example, rooms were recently available for $119 per person per night including airfare from LAX plus taxes and […]

Michaela’s Map | Milano, Italy: Money Can Buy Access

Michaela in Milan Shopping

Michaela Guzy, Founder of, shopping designer Corto Moltedo’s signature clutches. Story & photos by: Michaela Guzy, Founder of & Michaela’s Map I am always on the search for insider experiences—especially in better-known destinations. Recently I was introduced to the founder of Mr. Aristotle, which features over 300 unique insider things to do in over […]