- Family Travel,
- Food & Wine,
- Southern California – from San Diego to the Bay
Food and wine obsessed. Former pastry chef, current elementary school teacher and mother to three kids. Have never met a winery I didn't enjoy. Southern California-based and teahouse aficionado.
ONT is most convenient, LAX for international travel and SNA when necessary.
My travel style
Luxe adventurer – thread count matters, people! I love a gorgeous pool and spa, and hotels with amenities and great on-site dining. Centrally located to minimize driving and change my perspective/see things like a local for unique experiences. You will usually find me trying the newest restaurant, local cuisine and visiting small business-owned bakeries/cafes. I want to feel rejuvenated after travel – so spas, full glasses of wine, relaxing walks on the beach and casual strolls through town are staples. I personally have three travel "categories" that keep me fulfilled and help me enjoy the people I love the most in my life. First is family trips with my husband and three kids. These trips are for making memories and modeling for my kids how to safely, enjoy travel and see the world. Second is taking solo trips with just my husband and I to keep our connection and marriage strong. We like to getaway no less than every couple of months, even if it's just for a night or two sans kids. Third, is my girls trips with my four favorite ladies. We've been friends for over 20 years. We make the best memories, have tremendous fun and side-splitting laughs. Whatever your travel needs are, I am your girl to help bring your travel dreams to life.
La Valencia Hotel
A longtime La Jolla favorite, unmissable in bright pink, with an Old Hollywood vibe and oceanfront pool made for lounging.
Post Ranch Inn
This is bucket-list Big Sur: Chic clifftop cottages in a spectacularly romantic setting overlooking the Pacific.
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Daily full breakfast, for two guests per bedroom
$100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit utilized during stay
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Luxe property with a 17-story atrium, California-influenced dining and sleek rooms.
$100 hotel / resort credit.
Upgrade & extended check-in/out, whenever possible.
Recently returned from:
Making leis, hula dancing and eating shaved ice in Waikiki Beach.
Wine tasting my way through Santa Barbara.
Exploring coffee shops, teahouses and the Japanese gardens in Portland.
Living my best all-inclusive resort life in Jamaica.
The UK – giving Wales, Scotland and England each their own due attention.
Alaskan cruise from Vancouver.
Over-the-water hut in Bali.
All over Spain – para practicar mi español.
One thing I can't travel without...
Two truths, one lie:
I never use the bathroom on an airplane.
My family is from Baja California, Mexico.
My husband's family is from Belgium.
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