Retreat to Ellenborough Park Near Cheltenham Racecourse of Downton Abbey


Ellenborough Park, a 16th Century luxury manor house in the heart of the Cotswolds, is a retreat that will not disappoint whether you are traveling as a couple, with family or with friends. Adjacent to the famous Cheltenham Racecourse of Downton Abbey. Ellenborough Park boasts 62 rooms and suites, a world-class spa and two fabulous […]

Top Gifts to Give on a Cruise


It is a tradition for many to take a cruise during the holiday season with family and friends.  Cruise ships are festive and beautifully decorated during the holiday season. If you have ever traveled on a cruise, you know that you must pack light. Exchanging Christmas and holiday gifts while on a cruise can be […]

Fantastico! Dining at Gervasi Vineyard’s Bistro Restaurant in Canton, OH


We enjoy treating ourselves to a nice restaurant once in a while, especially when we are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and the like.  This fall, we celebrated my dad’s 75th birthday at Gervasi Vineyard.  Ten of us stayed overnight in the Villas at Gervasi Vineyard (see my review here), and marked the occasion with a special […]

Celebrate Life in Style at The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH


Life’s special milestones deserve special celebration!  This September, my dad celebrated his 75th birthday.  My two brothers, my mom and I wanted to do something extraordinary as a family to celebrate him and how special he is to our family.  It didn’t take long for us to decide that an overnight at The Villas at […]

Hampton Hotels Voted America’s Best in Travel by Women


One of my favorite hotels, Hampton Hotels just won the 2013 Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best in Travel in the Midscale Hotel category. It is so surprise to me, my family stays at Hampton Hotels more than any other. We were happy to receive a promotional item and accommodations to tell you about this […]

Guaranteed Sightings on Captain John Whale Watching Trips in Plymouth, MA

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Put a Captain John Whale Watching trip at the top of your Cape Cod and Plymouth, MA must-see list! Whale sightings are guaranteed as Captain John takes you to the primary feeding grounds for Humpback Whales, Fin Back Whales, Minke Whales, Dolphins, and more. Captain John Whale Watching Review When my kids heard we were […]

Looking For a Unique Night Out? How About Wine Tasting on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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I have been hearing about the “Grape Escape” wine tasting tours on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) for years.  From what I have been told, wine tasting on a Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad train is a GREAT time, made even better when shared with friends and family.  It is a chance to kick back, relax, […]

The Five Bells Inn Bed and Breakfast Port Clinton Rentals


The Five Bells Inn offers the best Port Clinton rentals for couples and families. Choose from their romantic bed and breakfast suites or the family cottage. Five Bells Inn offers a retreat right on the shores of Lake Erie in Catawba Island.  My family was able to retreat to the family cottage after a day […]

A Romantic Ohio Getaway Not To Be Missed – The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH


We found a wonderfully scenic, romantic Ohio getaway less than an hour from home – Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, OH.  As parents of young children, my husband and I find it hard to escape for a few days just the two of us. Between our girls’ activities and our own busy schedules, months fly by […]

Romantic Escape to Calabash Cove Resort & Spa

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Winter is over, Spring is here, and it is the perfect time for a romantic escape with your spouse to Calabash Cove Resort & Spa. Imagine St. Lucia’s lush beauty with ocean vistas, gentle breezes, and tranquil waters of the Caribbean Sea. I can’t think of a more romantic place to escape, I’m sure my […]

Top 10 Must-See Romantic Inns and Weekend Getaways in Ohio

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Sometimes, the little cubicle getaway rooms next to Grandpa’s Cheese Barn outside of Ashland Ohio just don’t cut it as a romantic weekend getaway.  (You can see them right off of I-71).  I thought about writing an article about awesome hotels in Mexico, or exotic castle hotels around the world, but, dear reader, I settled […]

Romantic Ohio Getaway in Amish Country, The Inn at Honey Run Review and Discount

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Recently, I’ve been blogging about how to strengthen your marriage based on retreats and articles I’ve read. Ideally, couples should escape every 3 months for an overnight getaway.  For our 13th Wedding Anniversary this month, we were able to escape to The Inn at Honey Run.  And escape we did, to a peaceful retreat in […]

Escape with your spouse

picture of Romantic Waterfalls on our Honeymoon

Today marks 13 years since my husband and I walked down the aisle. It is hard to believe we have been married for 13 years and together for 17. Below is a picture of my husband, Matt and I on our honeymoon in Jamaica. Here is a picture of us now, still happy together. When […]

Retreat to the Inn at Cedar Falls for a Romantic Ohio Getaway – a Hocking Hills Travel Review


Have you ever gone somewhere and totally felt at peace?  My husband and I had the most awesome opportunity to visit the Inn at Cedar Falls next door to Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, OH. This delicious inn boasts rooms, cottages, and cabins all tailored to allowing city folk a chance to escape. Let […]