costa rica.

The Westin Playa Conchal. Even the name sounds exotic. As the Westin’s first all-inclusive resort, I didn’t know what to expect when we booked this vacation through United Vacations. I’m always comfortable with SPG properties and knew that this newly renovated resort would likely live up to the rave reviews. And, I can handle anything…

sneak peek: costa rica.

Just a few quickie pics this afternoon from our Costa Rica vacation. We ventured out to a new location this Memorial Day weekend in hopes of finding some much needed R+R– and we definitely found it. More pictures to come, so come back soon. Hotel: Westin Playa Conchal Airline: United (as if you didn’t know…

m/v tere moana.

I’m not sure where to begin. After leaving my heart in Tahiti with the Paul Gauguin and its crew, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of the new PG ship, the Tere Moana. Although so many reviews deemed it the “Terrible Moana”, I was confident that D and I could have a ball on any…

the forlorn flier.

Thankfully those days are gone. When D and I first got married, I loathed flying. Not enough to stop me from traveling– just enough to make me dread it. And then D moved to Virginia for the Marines. Great.  I spent many afternoons at Bush and Reagan airports with loads of anxiety and nervous energy….

the caribbean in pictures.

I haven’t yet decided how I am going to break down each thing we did to give you the low down, so I decided to just post some of my favorite pictures for now. Next week I’ll work on each island and excursion independently. So for now, enjoy the pictures! Happy Friday! The end.

sneak peek– a caribbean getaway.

It’s been a while, but I’m finally catching up and posting again! D and I just returned from a lovely 10 days in the Caribbean, where sun, sand and yachts were a part of our every day routine. Now we’re back to the grindstone and having severe vacation withdrawals. Here are a couple sneak peek…

my love is 30.

I don’t even know where to begin. I’m a party planner by nature. So when I realized D’s 30th birthday was quickly approaching, I decided it had to be big– like really BIG. A plan was hatched to take a “booze cruise” on Royal Caribbean down to the Bahamas  during the weekend of D’s birthday. We’d spend…

yeah, mon.

Honestly, I’ve hated Jamaica for about the last decade. Every time someone brought up their amazing vacation there, I would politely nod and think, “no freaking way am I going there.” My disdain for the island nation was not out of snobbery– at least not exactly. It was merely based on the fact that I…

well, hello.

I feel like we’re just meeting again. A new year, a new post.    D and I have spent the last few months with friends and family, traveling, celebrating the holidays and trying to enjoy life to the fullest. I haven’t been blogging lately, because really, there haven’t been any new or amazing places to…