Showing posts from August, 2015


You can't beat Hawaii for a family vacation!  I do have to say that it takes effort to get to Hawaii, especially if you are traveling with children.  The closest flight (from the west coast) is about 5 1/2 hours so you are on the plane with your children for a while.  But once you arrive in paradise it is worth it! 
Waikiki is the traditional touristy spot, but not worth throwing out of the itinerary!  When I visit Hawaii I love making it part of my stop.  It brings old Hawaii into a newer city that is vibrant and lively.  The beach itself has a lot to offer as far as beauty with the view of Diamond Head and all of the water sports.  Time for a surf lesson!
Kauai is an island of beauty and also offers the warmth of Hawaiian hospitality!  The island is perfect for relaxing with your kids on the beach, a spectacular pool or finding adventure around every corner. 
Staying in Poipu you are sure to always have a sunny day and a beautiful sunset!

The big island of Hawaii offers the m…

The Bouchard Inn and Restaurant, Newport RI

Right in the middle of down town Newport RI, where all the action is on Thames St. is the Bouchard Inn and Restaurant.  This Inn is actually a true bed and breakfast, and the breakfast is the best part about staying here!  You get the most delicious freshly cooked French pastries delivered to your room every morning!   The restaurant itself is highly recommended and one of the premier spots to eat at in Newport.  The food is simply amazing and you can't go wrong with it.  The inn itself is very nice.  It is a great place to go for a weekend getaway without kids.  It is definitely more of an adult atmosphere as people are looking to enjoy the quaintness and sweet d├ęcor that it has to offer.  The room itself was OK.  The shower seemed to be a little outdated and there were no windows that actually opened in my room.  The bed was comfortable and each room has a coffee maker and mini-fridge so it makes it very easy to have that offered in the room.  When paying for luxury rates I jus…