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Cruise Review: A Journey Down the Danube on the Viking Jarl

We are back from our incredible Christmas Market Cruise journey down the Danube on Viking River Cruises! River cruising is so different than ocean cruising, I think we’re both still trying to wrap our heads around it (& catch up from jet lag!). But there’s one thing we both definitely agreed on: the Viking Jarl […]

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Hotel Review: Iris Inn

We normally head to the Finger Lakes region of New York for Labor Day weekend, but unfortunately this year our schedules didn’t allow us to take that much time off of work. B & I wanted to continue our tradition of doing a combo hiking-relaxing weekend, so we headed two hours south of D.C. to Shenandoah […]

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Hotel Review: Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

While I’m always willing to hop on a plane & fly to Europe at a moments notice, yet for some reason I have a mental block on visiting places right in my own backyard. I’ve lived in the Washington, DC-area for over a decade, & yet never spent any time in nearby (read: 40 mins […]

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Cruise Review: Royal Princess

We are back from our glorious 10-day vacation on the Royal Princess, one of Princess’s newest, largest ships. This was our first time cruising Princess & we definitely came away with mixed feelings, but the benefits of unplugging & relaxing for ten days cannot be understated. The Ship Royal Princess, which was christened by Princess […]

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Hotel Review: The Renwick Hotel

 An Update! I recently stayed again at The Renwick, while in NYC one night on a business strip. I am happy to report that many of the staff issues mentioned in my original post have been taken care of – everyone was welcoming & friendly. My colleague & I stayed in a 15th floor room […]

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Hotel Review: Saddlebrook Resort

Growing up in the middle of the orange groves northwest of Tampa, I was always intrigued by a seemingly magical place, hidden behind lush landscaping – an oasis in the middle of, well, nothing. Turns out there was some magic going on behind those Saddlebrook gates – at the time, tennis star Pete Sampras was […]

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