Arizona Travel: Westin Kierland and the FlowRider (Surfing in the Desert)

Today I have a guest post from Kate Eschbach. The day after my family returned from a trip to Arizona I was invited to visit the Westin Kierland and experience the FlowRider… the timing couldn’t have been worse for my family but luckily for Kate’s family they were right nearby. I’ll be writing about the Westin again, my kids are going to have to experience surfing in the desert too.¬†   We arrived Friday afternoon at the Westin Kierland and we were introduced to the FlowRider and Steve Richardson, the …

Atrophied Writing Muscles

On Christmas Day Mr. G, the kids and I packed up a swanky new Lexus RX F and headed to Arizona. Why Arizona? Obviously because Mr. G’s offices aren’t in Arizona. That was the one and only reason we went there and I’m thrilled we did. There had been some shakeups at Mr. G’s network and in August when it was time to start planning a winter vacation we genuinely had no idea where he’d be working or if he’d be working so nothing had been planned. Sometime around December …

Now I Just Need an Extra $200,000

When Steven asked me if I wanted to go flying with him I didn’t ask where we were going. I didn’t care. The last time I was in a small plane a truly small plane, smaller than commercial, was September 17, 1995. One of the men I worked with had a small plane and he took his wife, a friend of mine and me to Nevada for the weekend. It was an old plane and a slow plane but he loved it and we all fit comfortably, had a decadent …

13 Frugal (and not so frugal) Tips for Travel to Barcelona

My mom just came back from Barcelona and they had a wonderful time. She tried to convince me to take the kids there soon but our next trip will be to Australia and since we married for love…. She had so many good bits of advice that I asked her to write them down for all of you so they don’t go to waste. So enjoy Barcelona!   Majestic Apartments is in a most desirable area on Paso de Gracia. Clean, modern, full kitchen, washer and dryer, dishwasher, flat screen …

Review: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

It’s impossible to anyone to give a full review of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort because I’m pretty sure you’d need a two week stay in order to get through all the amenities on the 1,350 acre resort. In a few short days I was able to eat at a few of the¬†restaurants, take a Segway tour of the property, shop in the village (and enjoy a farmer’s market), play tennis, swim in the ocean, kayak in the marsh, tour downtown Fernandina and have a bonfire on the beach. …