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Girlfriend Getaway in Portland – Keeping It Weird

My friend Hottie and I love to celebrate our birthdays together. (Of course Hottie is not my friend’s real name, but I always try to protect the innocent). We have a tradition where we plan an entire day of festivites for the other person. Since we’ve been doing this for fifteen […]

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Kimpton: Believe The Hype

Lately there has been a lot of talk in the Points and Miles community about Kimpton properties. Seemingly in the mad rush for points at all of the big hotel chains, the Kimpton loyalty program has been largely overlooked and undervalued. I’ve been a fan of Kimpton ever since I […]

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“Cool Hunting” – Stalking Where To Go And What To Do In A New City

I am a planner. (I know: shocking). A few years ago, I would have also said that I was a foodie, but I think that word is played out, so I will simply say that I am a selective diner and appreciate an artisanal meal. (Hmmm, not sure that sounds […]

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Poolside Cabana at the Disneyland Hotel Pool

A poolside cabana at the Disneyland Hotel Pool…if you’ve got kids, you might understand why this sounds like a triple whammy of awesomeness. There are six cabanas available to rent: three close to the Monorail Slides and three next to the e-ticket pool.  The cabanas feature refrigerators, a flat-screen TV, wireless […]

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New Orleans Clouds with Silver Linings

I could spend hours on the Saint Charles streetcar. I love everything about it. I got to ride the streetcar this weekend. We just got on and rode to the end of the line. Then we turned around and rode back. Normally that would be a big slice of heaven […]

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Long Weekend in New Orleans

I have an unusual relationship with one of my best friends: for the past 10 years, I haven’t talked to her for 360 days out of the year.  Instead, we’ve left each other 20-30 full-length voicemail messages each week.  (Yikes!  I just did the math on this!  I’ve left her […]

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The Fancy Donut, aka Club Level at the Disneyland Hotel

When I was a little girl, my family didn’t have a car, so we walked everywhere.  One day, as we walked, we passed by a donut shop.  My mom counted the change she had in her coin purse and told my brother and me that we could each get a […]

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Third time’s a charm? Our countdown to Disneyland has begun…

The first time we took our kids to Disneyland, they were 3 and 5.  At the time, Bear was deeply under the spell of the Disney Princesses.  He loved them all, especially Snow White.  In an incredible Disney coincidence, we were upgraded to the unique “Princess Fantasy Suite” at the […]

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