Napa Farmhouse Inn

Napa could definitely be considered one of the capitals of the hotel market. There are endless top rated hotels to choose from, all with their own inviting aesthetic, relaxing spas, and delicious restaurants. Even hough every year multiple new hotels continue to open, they all stay booked, busy, and expensive. Although almost every one of … More Napa Farmhouse Inn

The Surfrider Hotel

Across from my favorite beach in Southern California, in my second favorite place in the world, sits one of my now favorite hotels, The Surfrider Hotel. A lot of things in Los Angeles get listed on every travel website as a must see and tend to be over-hyped in some way, but wow, the Surfrider … More The Surfrider Hotel

Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

This year on Christmas, we decided to do something that I have never done before, which was have a non-relative cook for Christmas. Instead of hosting the holiday at our place, or traveling back to Chicago to spend the day at a relative’s home, we drove up to Santa Barbara for a few days. Since … More Christmas at the Four Seasons Resort Biltmore, Santa Barbara

“That’s From Disneyland” Pop Up Exhibit

I assume anything with “Disney” in the title is associated with lots of money, so when I heard there was something associated with Disney for free I was immediately suspicious. However, I still had to investigate when it is basically in my backyard. In Sherman Oaks, California, a town in the valley above Bel Air … More “That’s From Disneyland” Pop Up Exhibit