Category: Hotel Review

First hand hotel review information from a family who has been there and tried them.

Family friendly hotels reviewed for you.

Hotels in Charleston, South Carolina – Hilton Garden Inn Experience

Each year my husband and I have a few days for a romantic getaway while our kiddies are with my parents getting their grandparents quality time in. This year the featured destination – Charleston, South Carolina. Interestingly enough, I’ve been … Continue reading

Finding the Best Vacation Rental with SH Barcelona, Spain

What is the cure for peaceful, relaxed travel? Short term vacation rental. Those four words can literally save your trip. Barcelona, Spain is a city that needs to be explored for more than four days. If possible a week. Did … Continue reading

Valencia Flats – Great Option for Vacation Rentals in Valencia, Spain

When staying in Spain we decided to stay in private apartments or aparthotels (where available), the convenience of it with kids is crucial for a happy trip. I always looked for the aparthotel option, but was only able to find a … Continue reading

Top Beach Hotel- La Caleta Bay in Playa La Herradura, Spain

Do you remember when hotels showered their guests with all sorts of welcoming goodies, such as tons of different toiletries ranging from shampoos to toothbrushes to huge breakfasts? I have forgotten those good ‘ole days. Today you are lucky to get a … Continue reading

Malaga Apartments in Spain – Vacation Rental With Solaga

When traveling, finding where to stay in a new city is always a most perplexing part of the planning. When you know the place it’s easy to figure out which location is ideal. However, when you have no idea where to even … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Granada, Spain – Using Roomorama for Our Vacation Rental

Imagine hanging out on your private balcony overlooking the Sierra Nevada mountain range on one side and an ancient Arab city and fortress on the other as the sun sets. This is what we had in our two bedroom apartment in … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Madrid – Only-Apartments

Nothing beats being greeted in a strange city by a friendly face. That was my first thought when we arrived to our new apartment building after traveling for over 15 hours from Guatemala to Madrid, Spain. It has been over … Continue reading

Visiting Philly – Stay at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel

Before starting to plan out our quick romantic getaway to Philadelphia I knew two things: 1. I wanted to stay in the Historic District, also known as the Old City of Philly 2. To be within walking distance to everything … Continue reading

Location is Key – Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, Vermont must be one of the cutest, most quaint New England cities we’ve visited so far. And one of the best ways to experience it is to be central so that you are walking distance from all the fun stuff … Continue reading

Camping in Vermont – Brewster River Campground, Smugglers’ Notch

Confession time! I am not a fan of camping. However, my oldest son has been bugging me to do real camping in the US for literally over one year. Most of the places we’ve been to in the past year … Continue reading

Eat, Stay and Play at Stowe Mountain Lodge

Twenty some years ago, while in college, Vermont was my go to spot for skiing. In my other life I was an (almost) pro skier. Since then I’ve discovered the warmth of the tropics and can not even imagine myself on skis … Continue reading

Here’s Why Smugglers Notch Resort is the #1 Family Friendly Resort in USA

Many places that my family and I visit claim to be top notch family resorts. But only a few truly can defend that title. Smugglers’ Notch Resort is considered the number one Family Resort in the USA. And after visiting … Continue reading

Basin Harbor Club Resort – Much More Than Imagined on Lake Champlain, Vermont

Have you ever seen the movie ‘Dirty Dancing’? It’s based on a summer getaway resort for families. The hotel has acres and acres of gorgeous grounds, tons of activities for every age group, and delicious food in elegant restaurants. The kids, fully … Continue reading

Hotel San Carlos – Elegance and Convenience – Guatemala City

Every time my family and I go the US Embassy in Guatemala City we pass this gorgeous European style house. After several trips, I finally had a chance to find out what the place was all about it and it turns … Continue reading

Romantic Escape to La Inmaculada Hotel in Guatemala City

Believe it or not, even though living in Antigua, Guatemala sounds romantic it’s similar to everywhere else you live. It becomes commonplace and after a while it’s great to get away for the weekend. And an even bigger treat when … Continue reading

Working Farm Holidays – La Ruta del Yalu in Guatemala

Going fishing for trout was a huge attraction when we lived in Costa Rica. We used to take our oldest boy all the time. You can catch your fish and then have the restaurant make it to your liking, usually … Continue reading

Luxury Camping, Nature Fun Just Minutes from Guatemala City

The one thing my oldest son keeps asking me over and over again is to camp. This may sound like an easy thing to do, but when you’re living in Guatemala safety and amenities are a huge component to good … Continue reading

Paredon Surf House in Guatemala – A Great Escape

Getting away to beaches in Guatemala can be quite challenging. Most of them have too high of a riptide to enjoy. However, even though Guatemala isn’t really known for the swimming beaches, it is, surprisingly, known for surfing. Crazy, right? Well, that’s … Continue reading

Staying in Downtown Tampa – Location is Key

Location, location, location. Staying in Downtown Tampa is truly the way to start your Tampa trip. Tampa in itself is a walkable a city with plenty of things to do and see. However, when you stay along the river, and … Continue reading

Why the Epicurean Hotel Is In a Class of It’s Own

One of the things I enjoy most before a trip is doing all the research about the best hotels to stay at in any location. My first go to search always heads to boutique hotels.  And the mother of uniqueness and … Continue reading

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