it’s a dream.

The Dreamliner. Chances are you’ve seen this plane in the news in not such a good fashion. Thankfully, this jet’s bad rap is quickly dissipating due to it being downright awesome. We booked the Dreamliner to Chicago a few weeks ago for a quick weekend trip to beat the heat in Houston. I know people…

see ya soon, santorini.

It’s been a dream of mine for years. Santorini. Greece. Gyros and caldera swims. Dramatic cliff side landscapes. If you’re not familiar with the location, chances are you’ve seen the images of this stunning island. As one of many Greek islands, Santorini is perhaps the most beautiful, and certainly the most photographed, boasting whitewashed villages…

chicago.

So far, I have a love/hate relationship with this town. Hate= Snow and frigid temperatures that humans shouldn’t necessarily live in. Love= Everything else. You may remember a while back, Chelsea did a guest post on her trip to Chicago (catch up on that post here). I was elated to go to such a beautiful…

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…