How to Have a Sublime Midlife Crisis Trip in Hong Kong

Hong Kong Temple

Last year I went on a trip to Asia with a really good girlfriend of mine. I wrote about my travels primarily on gogirlfriend.com and you can go back and read my stories there. The trip was everything that I'd hoped it would be...and then some. For two weeks, we ventured into the unknown - truly, as neither of us had been to this unique part of the world - and it was sublime. Before we went, we created this amazing document on Google Docs, which we titled "Holly & Alaina's Midlife Crisis Trip 2013" which we referred to constantly during our Read More


A Night Away Without the Kids at Water’s Edge Resort & Spa


When I was invited to spend an evening at Water's Edge Resort & Spa in Connecticut, it sounded like the answer to my prayers.  It had been many years since my husband and I got away on our own.  I just looked it up on my blog and it was in 2009, before this blog was even born. We don't have much family support where we live, so it is never easy to orchestrate childcare so we tend to take our kids with us when we travel. Thankfully, when this invite came, the timing could not have been better.  We've both been working overtime with long commutes into Read More


A Bit of England at High Tea at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix

ritz carlton phoenix

How do you hold your cup of tea? Do you lift your saucer and insert your pinky through the handle of the tea cup? Little did I know before I had high tea at the Ritz Carlton in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon that I would learn the true way to hold my cup and experience an Afternoon Tea right out of England.  Yes, I do go to the UK every year and I do get served a lot of tea when I'm there, but I haven't mastered the art of high tea.  I was in for a big surprise at High Tea at the Ritz. The Ritz is as elegant as it gets and you can't beat the Read More


Relation Trips: The Ultimate Couples Getaway

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Great get-a-ways without kids

Every now and then, we get the rare opportunity to go away for one night sans enfants. It's a rare occasion. I have friends who get to go away for a week at a time. We are not this lucky as everyone who has mothers and fathers living in proximity to them. But we have had a few chances to get away on our own in the past year. I love traveling with the kids but I also love quality time just for us. Last summer we dropped the kids off in Philadelphia with my sister and her husband and ran to Atlantic City. We booked a room in the Chelsea Hotel and had no Read More