Lourdes Martin

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5 Ways To Spend Less Money When Packing For A Trip

So now that you have booked that fabulous trip, it’s time to start thinking of packing! If you’re anything like me – I pack weeks in advance (crazy, I know!) – I mean there are those occasions where I will wait…

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Editor’s Letter: Portugal Travel Memories

“In Portugal, we found culture, majestic beaches, and peaceful days in the countryside”.   Here we are, welcoming a new season when it felt like just the other day we were celebrating the beginning of warmer days. But such is…

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WITH LOVE FROM JOSHUA TREE, CALIFORNIA

I love sharing products with you that inspire travel and I recently discovered Wonder Valley Olive Oil and couldn’t wait to share! A few months back, I walked into one of my favorite beauty stores in NYC ( Cap Beauty!)…

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A Perfect Day: West Loop

The neighborhood guides are back! Out of all the content I produce for the site, I must admit this is one of my favorites. I love creating travel itineraries for you – and now that I’m living in Chicago I…

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Hotel Highlight: The Maidstone Hotel

Summer is coming to an end, and as it often happens…we are trying to hold onto every bit of the warmer temps and golden summer days.  I really hope you enjoyed all our features that inspire “An American Summer” –…

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Escape: Santa Barbara Weekend Guide

Located at the base of the Santa Ynez mountains and less than two hours north of LA, the American Riviera as is been called is a beauty. The Spanish colonial architecture and perfect year-round weather make it ideal to travel…

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The Blackstone Hotel: Where Design and Destination Meet

Nostalgic is in one of the top 5 words I use to describe myself. I don’t use it because it’s a “buzzword” but because it’s truly who I am.  Memories of my younger days when I would sit for hours…

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The Best Things To Do In The Summer In Chicago

Thomas and I were lucky to have moved to Chicago in April because we knew our first few months in the Windy City were going to be sunny and warm unlike the rest of the year.  Summer in Chicago is…

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Lake Michigan Wine Trail

The Leelanau wine trail was one of our favorite areas during our visit to Northern Michigan.   The drive from the downtown Traverse City area to Leelanau is lovely, on one side you’ll have grapevines, cherry trees and on the other the…

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