LEGOLAND Celebrates 20 Years in California

Checking into the festive lobby at the LEGOLAND Hotel in Carlsbad, California, I noticed a some of the hotel rooms had a “Happy Birthday” banner displayed on the door. LEGOLAND is celebrating it’s 20th year with banners, balloons, entertainment and special events throughout 2019. Birthday guests can purchase a “Celebrate your birthday package” that includes…

Desert Luxury at the Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

The Ritz Carlton resort in Rancho Mirage offers an array of amenities and services for guests all year round. During the summer when the heat rises to 100 degrees, the elegant room rates drop. As the sun sets and the temperatures cools, guests gather at both swimming pools and on the recreational lawn. Activities include swinging…

LEGOLAND California Celebrate 20 years

Today, May 20th LEGOLAND turns 20! Kicking off a year full of celebration, LEGOLAND is festively decorated with colorful balloons, streamers and decorations throughout the park. Everyone knows that birthdays are one of the best times of the year. Checking into the LEGOLAND Hotel and walking to my Adventure theme room number 3010, I noticed…

Long Live Queen Kapiolani Hotel

In the late 1800s, Hawaiians developed a fondness and admiration for their Queen Kapiolani. They appreciated her deep commitment to health, education, and well-being for the Hawaiian people. Her motto “Strive for the Highest” helped establish the Kapiolani Home for Girls and the Kapiolani Maternity Home, with her lasting legacy The Kapiolani Medical Center for…

5 Ways to Cool Down at LEGOLAND

Summer temperatures are rising, yet LEGOLAND offers multiple venues to keep your family happy and cool. Here are 5 solutions to beat the heat: LEGO® City: Deep Sea Adventure submarine ride at LEGOLAND® California Resort. The interactive ride features more than 2,000 sea animals including several five species of sharks, several species of rays including…

10 Summer Fun Experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood

The Entertainment Capital of L.A. Universal Studios Hollywood offers multiple themed immersive lands that transport guests to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Here are 10 newer experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood: “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” features a lively Hogsmeade village and two thrill rides “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey”…

Staycation Fun at the Hilton Santa Barbara

When my friend Carolyn moved up to Montecito near Santa Barbara, I was eager to take a trip to see her and tour her new home. I reserved one night at the newly rebranded Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Hotel. Located right along the American Riviera offering a coastal mediterranean atmosphere with ideal temperatures during the day, swaying…

Star Wars Fans Unite at LEGOLAND

For the next two weekends LEGO Star Wars Days returns to LEGOLAND California Resort. Starting on June 2-3 and June 9-10, 2018, visit LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display with seven different scenes. It’s your chance to see Stormtroopers, Jedi and even Darth Vader.  Be sure to participate in Scavenger Hunt and Droid Hunt, where families can receive a raffle…

Loving the Lido House Hotel in Newport Beach

Driving up to the new Cape Cod style Lido House Hotel in my new Lincoln Black Label Navigator, I noticed a classic 1946 Lincoln Mercury Woody Wagon parked out front. A valet named Justin told me it was the owner’s car. This was one of many old meets new moments while staying at the resort….