The northern coast of Maui's Upcountry

The 7 Best Happy Hours on Maui

Every hour is happy hour on Maui, but some are unquestionably better than others. From Kihei to Kahana, there are plenty of restaurants offering high-priced PuPus and piña coladas, and we soon discovered that in order to find the best Happy Hours in a tourist hub like Maui, you’ve got to hit the highway – the Honoapiilani…

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort Really is ‘The Best Stay in Tucson’

Serenity and tranquility in a desert oasis. Sounds divinely inviting, right? Well, on a recent impromptu ‘Thelma & Louise road trip’ to Tucson with my dear friend Patti, I discovered that serene and tranquil desert oasis — namely The Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. Situated in Tucson’s spectacular foothills, this 30-room (not for long – they’re in the midst…

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City

Three Splendid Autumn Days in Québec

Oui! “Montréal ma façon” began on a cool, brisk October evening. A cab ride from the airport dropped us at Loews Hótel Vogue, conveniently located smack-dab in Montréal’s shopping district, and even more conveniently loaded with a bevy of luxurious amenities. While enjoying a glass of vino in the Atrium Bar, I witnessed a rather long line of locals forming…

Rest, Retreat & Relaxation at Evergreen’s TallGrass Spa and Highland Haven Creekside Inn

What woman in her right mind wouldn’t love a summer escape to Evergreen, Colorado’s award-winning TallGrass Spa? Add five more ladies … my mom along with four girlfriends who happen to be my sisters … and some delightful bed & breakfast accommodations at Highland Haven Creekside Inn to this escape and we might just be in for some fantastic memory-making! Although Evergreen is a mere 15…

Club Dust 2014

The Club That’s Turning Dust Into Dreams

A few short weeks ago, my long-time friend Pam, four new friends (the McGrorey clan) and I, along with 190 other Club Dust 2014 volunteers stowed luggage, blankets, pillows, hundreds of shoes, new bicycles, tools and more, and climbed aboard buses bound for the Mexican border. Our destination: The El Niño Valley near Tecate Mexico, a dusty, desolate hillside encampment located just 45 miles from San Diego’s…