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"My new happy place in SoCal" by HMD

I found a new happy place on the West Best Coast of the United States. The perfect place to breathe, relax and retire early, or just escape from the noise of La La Land. Dana Point, California: Where have you been all my life? As I sipped my prosecco on the balcony overlooking the ocean, I wondered how I ever left sunny, beautiful California in the first place.  That's what Dana [...]

By |2018-08-07T20:09:31+00:00June 13th, 2018|North America, Solo Female Travel, USA|3 Comments

20 Hours in Reykjavík (and what to do on a long layover in Iceland)

Well, WOW Air did one thing right in my books recently... they planted me in Reykjavic, Iceland for a day long layover. Iceland. My #2 bucket list country (next in line to Japan) and I had 20 hours to taste test the capital of the world famous island. Ready, set, GO! We landed at 10 PM. My next flight wouldn't be until 6 PM the next day. Airport shops were closing [...]

"My First Visit to LONDON" by HMD

London is a world famous city, and raved about in travel community for all it's offerings, sights and history.  It often shocked people that I hadn't made my way to "THE City" after so long on the road and quite a few trips to Europe, which is just a short flight away.  I put it off for various reasons, all the while knowing I'd make my way there someday and would [...]

Princess Treatment at Radisson Collection Royal Mile

Is there anything better than a suite on the top floor of 5 star hotel overlooking a castle and a street called Royal Mile?  I think not. Radisson Collection Royal Mile made my final two days in Edinburgh perfect.  I truly won't forget my stay here, or my visit to this city.  Edinburgh quickly became one of my new favorite cities- I know... I've said that too many times, but they [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:18:11+00:00March 29th, 2018|Europe, Reviews, Solo Female Travel|1 Comment

Hotel de Paris: My New Favorite Boutique Hotel in Montreal

Hotel de Paris is an old family manor turned hotel on Sherbrooke street in Montreal, and I was lucky enough to call it home for 10 days.  The hotel has been operating for over 30 years and has quite a cool growth story, starting out with only 9 rooms and expanding over the years to their current size which holds 43.  It speaks to the quality of the hotel that they [...]

Finding Bliss in a Blizzard

Note to readers: I'm trying something new.  You can now watch this article in video form on Youtube!  [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj59p77Sdh8] Click and subscribe here. It's below zero degrees outside and I've found myself in Montreal, Quebec, Canada of all places, in the dead of Winter.  I'm looking out the window at white covered everything, wondering how I'll ever find the courage the step outside in my highheeled boots to make my [...]

She Goes…to Canada?!

Oh Canadaaaaa, the land I call my...COLD, I call you COLD.  Canada, I underestimated your bite... I've been in Montreal for just over one week and my face hasn't fallen off yet, which continues to shock me.  Colder than any weather I've ever experienced in my lifetime (I'm from California where we just "opt out" of Winter), Montreal has been sitting at about -15 degrees Celsius.  I would cry if it [...]

My Favorite Places to Eat, Sleep and Beach in Bocas Del Toro, Panama

I am just a Hippie Island girl at heart, and nothing has ever made that more apparent than my stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama this month.  My heart felt so full as we first arrived on the Caribbean side of the mainland in Almirante.  It was the first time I'd seen the Caribbean!  We hopped into a long tail boat that reminded me of the ones I became so accustomed [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:48:42+00:00December 16th, 2017|Destinations, Reviews|7 Comments

Red Frog Beach Resort | Bocas del Toro, Panama

Want to see all this on video?  Check out my YouTube episode! I found a slice of heaven on an island called Bastimentos in Panama. Nestled on the quiet side of Bastimentos Island, Red Frog Beach Resort is quite literally paradise on Earth. When my contact at the resort, Dan, said I'd be set up in a "Villa" I had no idea he meant a three bedroom house... Imagine my surprise [...]

By |2018-08-07T21:44:53+00:00December 13th, 2017|Destinations, From ___ with love, Reviews, south america|1 Comment

Review | Casa Falleri Boutique Hotel | Barranco, Peru

After roughing it in hostels for the first few days, Tyguenne and I were excited to check in to Casa Falleri for our first weekend in Peru.  We first found the hotel by roaming around the neighborhood in search of a good bar because we heard Barranco was THE PLACE to get our first pisco sours.  We walked around for an hour in search then heard the song "Benny and the [...]

By |2017-10-08T09:46:15+00:00October 8th, 2017|Reviews|0 Comments