California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

California is known for its diverse terrain, including arid deserts, lush forests, and fine beaches. Here are some of California’s best beach towns, from north to south. You’ll find a couple of the characteristics that set each town apart as well as hotel recommendations for when you plan your trip.  The rest of this post contains some affiliate links. If you book using my link, … Continue reading California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

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Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Each year, my husband and I travel for our anniversary. It’s more fun and exciting than giving material gifts—travel and experience are more meaningful. Sometimes it’s an epic trip like Europe (2012 and 2016), but other times it’s a weekend getaway (Tijuana 2017). This year, we pulled up the old Southwest Destination Finder and booked Rapid Rewards travel to somewhere close: Albuquerque, New Mexico. I know … Continue reading Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Funny story: today I was using the Southwest Destination Finder to look up how far my Rapid Rewards miles would get me, and thinking about getting my pale booty down to Cabo San Lucas this summer. I’d abandoned my search to do some housework when my friend texted me, asking for recommendations on where to stay in Cabo. Coincidence! Naturally I spent the next hour … Continue reading Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

StayPineapple at Hotel Rose Review

Approaching Hotel Rose, you know you are getting into something special. The exterior is fresh and exciting, and the neon “Hotel Rose” sign by the lobby door sets the stage for a quirky, fresh experience. Each interaction with the front desk (check in, questions, check out) was met with cheerful professionalism. Read on of a full Staypineapple at Hotel Rose review. Location The location was … Continue reading StayPineapple at Hotel Rose Review

Fill a Weekend in Portland OR

Portland is a nice-sized city, perfect for a weekend getaway. I have been to Portland just four times, but I feel good about recommending things to do, where to eat, and places to stay. Simply put, every time I go to Portland I have an incredible time… so if you follow my lead, you will too. Read on to find ways to spend your weekend in Portland. What … Continue reading Fill a Weekend in Portland OR

A Getaway Weekend in Wichita KS

This post on a fun weekend in Wichita KS is from Libby, a member of the Voyageer Contributor Team. Find out how to have your post featured here! When I was in college, living on campus without a car, it could often feel like living on an island. It was pretty self-sustaining. Everything you could really need within a two block plot of land. And it was … Continue reading A Getaway Weekend in Wichita KS

Escape to Las Vegas in the Winter

When people think of Vegas, they think of gambling, clubbing, and lounging by the pool. What if I told you there was plenty to do in Sin City when the pool is closed and without losing all of your money? I highly recommend visiting Las Vegas in the Winter as a fun way to inject some color into the grayest of seasons. December 2015 It’s … Continue reading Escape to Las Vegas in the Winter

Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

Fantasyland: Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo (SLO) and the Madonna Inn, especially, are wonderful destinations for a three day weekend if you’re in California. Located in the Central Coast region, about halfway between LA and San Fransisco, it’s an easy drive. We left work on Friday at noon (sneaking out of the city before rush hour makes all the difference) and made it to the Madonna while it was still light out. … Continue reading Fantasyland: Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA

Groovy Hotel: The Pearl in San Diego

Flashback to 10 years ago. I started college in Point Loma, San Diego and commuted down Rosecrans Street every day. A unique-looking vintage hotel out the right window caught my eye each and every time as I headed to class. I always imagined what it was like inside and dreamed of staying there. I now know that The Pearl had at that time (2007) recently completed their … Continue reading Groovy Hotel: The Pearl in San Diego