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

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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

Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Guanajuato

Welcome to my third and final Guanajuato post. I already shared about my recent visit and outlined things you should see when you go. Read on to discover where to stay, eat, and drink in beautiful, historic Guanajuato, Mexico! Where to Stay Airbnb is a great option; and there are tons of them in the city. Many people are still wary of using Airbnb internationally, especially as (unusual) crazy … Continue reading Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Guanajuato

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