Napa Valley Tips + Tricks

Happy Fall, Y’all! I mean really, with the cool, fresh air rolling into Houston (finally!) it makes me so excited for the upcoming holiday season! As a native Texan, I start craving fall around the end of August or early September. This typically means we do whatever we can to seek out that fall feeling….


The colorful, charming, seaside Mexican town of Sayulita is just what is needed for your next weekend getaway.

Hotel Review: Hyatt Zilara Jamaica.

With so many amazing beach resorts in Jamaica, how do you choose the right one for you and your travelmates? Well, if you’re looking for a beach resort, Hyatt Zilara and Ziva are likely not your best choice.

the windy city– chelsea edition.

I’m so proud to say I was able to convince Chelsea to do a guest post for Sunscreen Required.  Not only do I adore her as a friend, travel buddy, lover-of-the-finer-things-in-life, fellow crafter and travel connisour, we also share a common history in the fact that we’ve known each other since first grade and grew…

good reasons to plan ahead.

This website says it all…  15 Ugly Hotels Around the World.  A quick Saturday post to remind you that you should always plan ahead– not only to save some dough, but also (and most importantly) so you don’t end up in a hotel that looks like “Chinese Nutcracker Dolls” or in a room that everyone in…

getting the best bang for your buck: hotel edition

I am all about staying in beautiful hotels with exceptional service and amenities while on vacation. BUT, I refuse to pay the standard rack rate that is usually associated with these locales. Quite often, I have people ask how I found such great deals on these places and frequently, there are many factors involved with…