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SPA REVIEW: TEN THOUSAND WAVES IN SANTA FE, NM

Ten Thousand Waves, building its reputation in Santa Fe for more than 35 years, has got to rank right up there as one of my favorite spa experiences in the world. Over the years, we’ve been known to make a spa visit or two (or two hundred, more like it). It’s one of our favorite…

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HOTEL REVIEW: KORAKIA PENSIONE IN PALM SPRINGS

Aaahhh Korakia, you never disappoint. We must have stayed at Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs…

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The Seals at Children’s Pool in La Jolla

It seems like the fuss about seals beaching themselves at Children’s Pool in La Jolla has been going on for years, with people on either side of the argument getting pretty heated up at times. You see, these harbor seals love sunning themselves on the warm sand at Children’s Pool near La Jolla Cove, because…

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San Francisco’s Clift Hotel: Luster Lost

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I knew the City’s grand hotels by name: The St. Francis; The Mark Hopkins; The Fairmont; and The Clift, which was built near Union Square in 1913 and much beloved through the decades. When the venerable Clift Hotel was purchased by Morgans Hotel Group in 1996 and…

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Trolling Melrose in WeHo

That’s how Sophia and Ava like to refer to our trip to visit Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood (WeHo, get it?) After all, when you hang with the cool kids, you pick up some lingo. Last week we spent our long Thanksgiving weekend at the Beverly Hilton, mixing it up with the Angelenos for turkey…

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Highway to Hell

We took a road trip up the California coast, and the kids WERE. NOT. HAVING. IT. It seems wifi has become the single most important component in whether a vacation will be happy (or not). As we curved our way up Highway 1 into the wilds of Big Sur and beyond, the craggy coastline gave way…

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Review: Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel NYC

Wait, New York City with NO KIDS?!?! Well it was a business conference after all, but luckily the organizers chose a kick ass hotel. So, off to the Big Apple without needing to plan any family activities. And I’m no slouch, but a trip to NYC always means you’ve got to bring your GAME. And this…

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San Diego Theme Parks in 5 Days

San Diego is known for its famous theme park and amusement destinations, and I wrote this story recently for Hilton Mom Voyage on hitting all the major San Diego theme parks in 5 days. Click here to read some great tips at HiltonMomVoyage.com. We had a blast behind the scenes at the world-famous San Diego Zoo  

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