unlimited booze cruise?

This morning Carnival Cruises unveiled it’s all-you-can-drink package on their ship, Carnival Victory. This is a test program similar to their counterparts, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. How it works: Pay almost $50 a day for unlimited beverages under $10. All guests in the same cabin must participate 15% gratuity applies Must be 21 years or…

i am NOT a crier.

So you can imagine my shock last year when we left the Paul Gauguin and I was sobbing like a toddler who didn’t get candy at the check-out counter. At the time, I attributed this sentimental breakdown as too much Sauvignon Blanc at the farewell lunch. I quietly hid behind my Jackie-O shades blubbering, while…

tahiti in pictures– part 2.

As promised, here are the rest of our vacation pictures. These are from Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin’s private island, Tetiaroa, Moorea and Papeete. Enjoy! Motu Mahana. Tetiaroa (Marlon Brando’s Island) Moorea Papeete.

tahiti in pictures- part 1.

I haven’t yet composed my thoughts. Where do you even begin to tell about such an incredible trip? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I guess I’ll start with that… Here are some more images from Bora Bora, Fakarava, Rangiroa and Huahine. I’ll post part 2 on Monday with our pictures…

tahitian sneak peek.

D and I are finally home from our beloved Tahiti. And while I did come back relaxed and a nice shade of bronze, I also came back sick. I’m pretty sure spending 18 hours of travel time behind the “iron curtain” (i.e. first class), has something to do with my incessant hacking. I may have Moorea’s…

meet pablo.

It’s officially wedding week! I’m pumped. But before I go into detail about our upcoming trip, I’d like you to meet Pablo, better known to most of the world as Paul. I don’t have an adolescent memory that doesn’t include Paul. The details as to how we became great friends routinely escape my memory, but…

barnett vineyards.

One of the ways I am able to find great places when traveling is by word of mouth. The last time we went to Napa Valley, we made friends with a guy at Fisher Vineyards. Scotti, a fellow Texan, suggested we try Barnett Vineyards on our next trip for a special experience. Barnett is an…

solage calistoga.

There are those properties that you feel fortunate to have found– the Solage Resort in Calistoga, California is one for me. If you are unfamiliar with Calistoga, it is a quaint little town in the northern Napa Valley. An easy hour and a half drive (in good traffic) from the San Francisco airport, Solage is a much…

party in the garden.

I know, I sound like a broken record. I’m kind of like my hubby– I find something I like and then harp on it. While in Napa, we ALWAYS stop at our fave Round Pond. Even better, over Labor Day weekend, they have their famous Round Pond Garden Party. If you have never been to…