June 2024

48 Hours in Vancouver – A Perfect Getaway From Seattle

If you find yourself basking in the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, why not take a weekend to spend 48 hours in Vancouver? The city is just a scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive from Seattle and perfect for a quick 2 day getaway. We stayed downtown in the heart of all the action – Vancouver is packed with parks, waterfront views and cool…

Top Things to See on Whidbey Island, the Perfect Day Trip from Seattle

Whidbey Island is a fun and scenic day trip from Seattle, Washington. This quiet island is about 60 miles long and 10 miles wide at its widest point. To help you with a streamlined itinerary, I’ve compiled a list of top things you must see and do on Whidbey Island. Whidbey is about an hour drive from downtown Seattle to the ferry terminal…

the Lanzarotta Guest House in Eugene Oregon

The Lanzarotta Bed & Breakfast: Luxury Meets Nature in Oregon!

The Lanzarotta Bed & Breakfast is a unique and special bed and breakfast in Eugene, Oregon. As we drove in on the windy country road, we were focused on spotting deer in the trees, that could dart in front of our car at any moment.

We were deep in the heart of nature, and the tall trees arching overhead like an urban barrel lining &hellip…

Hotel Centro Sonoma – A Great Getaway to Wine Country

I recently visited the newly opened Hotel Centro Sonoma Wine Country — a new property in the Tapestry by Hilton collection – and what a treat. It’s brand spanking new (it opened in April 2024) and it’s fresh and fabulous! Hotel Centro Sonoma is literally in the heart of Sonoma wine country – it’s easy to get to and centrally…

Parenting Adult Children: The Art of Letting them Fly

Parenting adult children and trusting your adult kids to forge their own way is not for the faint of heart. “Give them wings to fly” they said,  “You’ve done your job, now watch them flourish” they said. Clearly, they aren’t the anxious mums lying awake at 3 a.m., with worst-case scenarios racing through their minds…