Winter Weekend in Wine Country

Think winter in the wine country isn’t worth it? Think again! I had the best time with my friend Sarah in Sonoma last month. Many of my friends were startled that I was going to the wine country in December, since that’s not a popular time to visit. I’m here to tell you all the…

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is one of the finest resorts in the California wine country. Known for its world class spa, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn is conveniently located just minutes from Sonoma Plaza and hundreds – that’s right, hundreds – of wineries. It’s also home to a Michelin-rated restaurant, complimentary fitness and wellness…

Benziger Family Winery Partners Tour

A step above organic, this Biodynamic vineyard is a sight for sore eyes Wine Spectator called Benziger’s tour “the most comprehensive vineyard tour offered by any winery in California.” Now I can’t speak to every single wine tour in California but I can confirm that Benziger’s Partners Tour is incredible. You take the trolley around…

My First Time at Medieval Times

I can’t believe I finally made it to Medieval Times after a fifteen year quest! The evening did not disappoint. Medieval Times is a themed dinner show during which six knights battle on horseback and on foot. The show gets the audience involved by having each section root for a different knight during the tournament. There…

Buena Vista Winery Tour and Tasting

Old world European glamour found in Sonoma, CA If you’re looking for a little piece of Europe in Sonoma, Buena Vista Winery has you covered. Founded in 1857 by a Hungarian winemaker known as The Count, Buena Vista was California’s first premium winery and proudly showcases history all over the property. The experience begins right…

BR Cohn Winery Tour and Tasting

Come for the wine, stay for the oysters BR Cohn Winery is idyllic. Located just minutes from Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn, BR Cohn is as known for their French olive grove and olive oil as they are for their wine. Plentiful with roses, storybook cottages, wine barrel tables, and sweeping views of California vines, BR…

Saint Croix Travel Guide

There are so many reasons to love Saint Croix. The locals are passionately in love with the island and it’s easy to see why people visit and never want to leave. Saint Croix is one of the three United States Virgin Islands, making it an easy travel destination for those of us who live in…

Caribbean Sea Adventures Private Charter

Caribbean Sea Adventures has a plethora of boating options and ways to enjoy Buck Island including sunset sails, full day sailing trips, and power boat excursions starting at $75. My friend Sarah and I got to experience a half-day private charter aboard the Smooth Recovery with Captain Dave, the owner’s father, and first mate Key…

Brew STX

Brew STX is located on the Christiansted boardwalk on the Caribbean island of Saint Croix. Brew STX brews its own beer on site and is the only brewery on the island. It’s an open-air restaurant right on the water that focuses on elevated bar food. Brew STX uses a lot of local ingredients from the…

Hotel Review: The Buccaneer

The Buccaneer Hotel on Saint Croix is the Caribbean’s oldest running resort. Founded in the 17th century with some of the original buildings still in tact, The Buccaneer has plenty of modern amenities across its 340 manicured acres. A popular destination for weddings, golfers, and families, I had the most incredible girls trip at The…

Dining Review: The Terrace and The Lounge at The Buccaneer

Christiansted is alive with sparkling lights in the distance. The sun sets dramatically over Saint Croix. The Caribbean breeze gently blows your hair as live music serenades you. This is the setting at The Buccaneer Hotel’s fine dining restaurant The Terrace and adjacent casual bar The Lounge. I was fortunate enough to dine at both…

The Mermaid at The Buccaneer Hotel

The Mermaid is The Buccaneer Hotel’s casual beachside dining restaurant on Mermaid Beach. It’s an open air restaurant and you can opt for a table right on the beach if it strikes your fancy. The menu is a mix of Caribbean classics (conch galore!) as well as a variety of burgers, wraps, and sandwiches. The…