How to Keep Your Sanity on a Flight: Travel Tips

Following up my “How to Pack” travel post, the next step is the flying part that some people dread. Here are some of the ways that I survive on flights that might help you too. What to Wear For women (or anyone who isn’t afraid of being comfortable), wear a comfortable dress or skirt. I know, it doesn’t sound as good as wearing your yoga … Continue reading How to Keep Your Sanity on a Flight: Travel Tips

Don’t Be Scared: How to Pack Like a Pro

You book a fabulous trip. In the days leading up to your vacation, you dream about the fun adventures you’ll have. Then, the day or two before your trip, you realize that you now have to cram all of your outfits, toiletries and shoes into a small box that forces you to make hard choices about what to bring on your holiday. And, it’s yet … Continue reading Don’t Be Scared: How to Pack Like a Pro

The British Boutique Hotel Experience: The Soho Hotel in London

One of the main reasons I like to stay at boutique hotels instead of your usual big box hotel chains is that you usually get something unexpected. Like, say…a 10-foot tall bronze cat in the lobby of my hotel in London, The Soho Hotel. 🙂 They describe their decor as “modern English style”, but more importantly, each of the rooms is designed in its own unique … Continue reading The British Boutique Hotel Experience: The Soho Hotel in London

How to Be a Tiny Bit Healthier When in Vegas: Vdara Hotel and Spa at Aria Review

When people think of Las Vegas, some things immediately come to mind: gambling, drinking, buffet-style eating, general debauchery. These aren’t always necessarily bad things if done in moderation. Smoke-filled hotels and casinos, however, are where I draw the line. This why I often stay at the non-smoking luxury hotel, Vdara Hotel & Spa. Yes, that exists in Vegas! As a bonus, the Aria Hotel Spa is right … Continue reading How to Be a Tiny Bit Healthier When in Vegas: Vdara Hotel and Spa at Aria Review

The Little Things Add Up in Tokyo: Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Review

If you’re going on vacation but can’t splurge on a pricey hotel for the whole trip, a good tip is to treat yourself to a nicer hotel at the very end, even it’s one night. There’s no better luxury hotel brand than the Peninsula Hotel, and that’s where I stayed for the last night of my trip to Tokyo, Japan in May 2016. You might … Continue reading The Little Things Add Up in Tokyo: Peninsula Tokyo Hotel Review

Hidden Oasis in New York City: Library Hotel Review

Does anyone remember the Dewey Decimal System for classifying library book topics? While it sounds nerdy and boring, the concept works delightfully  well for the guest rooms at one of my favorite New York City boutique hotels, the Library Hotel. Instead of staying at a big corporate chain hotel, why not have a unique experience while you’re in one of the most exciting cities in … Continue reading Hidden Oasis in New York City: Library Hotel Review

Pam’s Favorite Places: A New Blog

My long-suffering cat is now used to the sight of my suitcase out on the floor. She actively attempts to prevent me from packing because she knows that I will be leaving her.* I like to travel every month if I can. I’m starting a new section of my blog under Travel called “Pam’s Favorite Places” to share my experiences with the hotels, cities and … Continue reading Pam’s Favorite Places: A New Blog