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Montage Laguna Beach, a family stay by the seaside

As I sit here, our home in MA is covered in several feet of snow, and I think I’m sitting in the best spot in the world, but if I could trade places for any place, it would be the view of the sea from Montage Laguna Beach. We had the pleasure of staying for a couple nights in early November and it was absolute perfection. We had been fortunate enough to visit...

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach, Southern California Paradise

Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort and Club Now, our first time ever staying in a Waldorf Astoria was in Edinburgh, Scotland and it still remains the most extraordinary experience we have ever had within a hotel. Waldorf Astoria is basically the gems of the luxury hotels. We have been to three now and they’re all such incredibly special properties. The...

Four Seasons, Westlake Village

Four Seasons, Westlake Village Every time we stay at a Four Seasons resort we are blown away. Across the board, the brand remains faithful to their incredible hospitality standards. When you’re staying at luxury properties, it is the expectation that the stay be met with beautiful design, exceptional food, and cleanliness standards of course. And those three...

A refuge in Southern California, The Lodge at Torrey Pines

The Lodge at Torrey Pines I have found the perfect European getaway for Americans and all you have to do is go to California! The Lodge at Torrey Pines is pinch-me perfect. The property has this incredible Scottish feel, which is not only in the kilts worn by some of the staff, but the architecture, golf course and cliffside views of the Pacific transport you to the...

Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, the ideal Southern California stay

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is probably sitting on the best stretch of land along the Pacific. The Resort is atop a bluff that has panoramic views of the Ocean and at times, I’d forget we were still on land and not off to sea on a cruise ship. Our Room We had the wonderful opportunity of having two adjoining rooms that both sat ocean front on the ground...

The Club at New Seabury, the perfect Cape property.

As a wander loving soul, it is often that I do want to return to the places where we go, however; it is not often when we actually follow through. Cape Cod is our annual place, there is just something so special about the Cape. Nothing but charm and shingles and hydrangeas and boutique style resorts that make you feel like you’ve stepped into another time. This...

Sunriver Resort, ideal Oregon family vacation.

Sunriver Resort Our time as a family is always so special, especially when we get to experience someplace completely new to us. As we close out summer, I’m so happy we took a trek across the country to just south of Bend, Oregon, to Sunriver. Sunriver is coated in pine and hugged by grandiose volcanoes on all sides. It’s really quite gorgeous! At the...

Belmond Charleston Place

If I could live in any hotel in any city, it would for sure be Belmond Charleston Place. We absolutely love this little haven in one of America’s oldest cities, Charleston. This adorable city is so colorful, rich with history (perfect for homeschooling families who want a traveling trip to be extra educational), and the food can’t be beat. There...