Disneyland is for Babies… No, Seriously

Being from Orange County, Disneyland has always been a part of my life. I went so many times that I’ve memorized the dialogue to the rides, know all of the incongruities, and can ... Continue Reading →

Omni Charlottesville Hotel and Monticello

The Omni Charlottesville Hotel accurately bills itself as providing “Charlottesville luxury, southern splendor.” We came a few weeks too late for optimal leaf peeping, but we enjoyed ... Continue Reading →

UVA – Inn at Darden

When making plans for a college visit, always check if there is an on-campus option. Often student run, such a venue provides a more accurate flavor of the region than one of the ubiquitous ... Continue Reading →

Big Bear – Year Round Mountain Escape

A prolonged SoCal heat wave prompted an excursion to the mountains, and Big Bear was the perfect answer for our family. As a transplant from the east coast, I had been under the misapprehension ... Continue Reading →

Omni Royal Orleans

It was time to bring the family to New Orleans. Having travelled there for business several times over the last few decades, the city had always left me with the impression of having ... Continue Reading →


  One of the brilliant things about living in (or visiting) SoCal is the plethora of coastal fairs, festivals and gatherings. Del Mar Is not only ranked by Time Magazine as one ... Continue Reading →

Bourbon Orleans Hotel – A Great Choice When in New Orleans

New Orleans. Even its original name Vieux Carré (“Old Square”) conjures myriad impressions. It is truly the westernmost European city and the northernmost Caribbean city, ... Continue Reading →


There is nothing like getting caught in a traffic jam on a two lane freeway in Alabama and leveraging a bit of technology to shave an hour delay. By hitting ‘detour’ on our KIA’s ... Continue Reading →