Five Reasons I Loved Dogsledding in Park City

Travel and adorable animals are two of my favorite things. Even better? Travelling with cute animals! So when I visited Park City, I was excited to try dogsledding for the first time — and I loved it. Here are five reasons why: 1. It’s a relaxing escape to the wilderness. I took a 40-minute drive …

Big Island Day Trip: Waterfalls and Malasadas

When I took a road trip to Hilo from the Kona lava fields, I discovered that the grass truly is greener on the other side — well, the other side of the Big Island, at least. One minute, I was driving past stark, gray volcanic expanses. The next minute, I was in a different world …

From a Local Expert: Four Days in South Beach

South Beach has a well-deserved reputation for sun, sand, shopping and nightlife. In fact, you could spend an entire weekend getaway simply being lazy at the beach and wandering along Ocean Drive. But why not explore a bit more of what South Beach — and Miami — has to offer? I asked James L., a …

Four London Gems You Might Not Know About

London is home to seemingly endless famous historic and cultural attractions (not to mention incredible food, shopping and accents). But as with every diverse metropolis, there’s more to the city than TripAdvisor’s top ten. In fact, one of my favorite parts about exploring a destination is finding off-the-beaten-path and unexpected delights. So when I recently …

From a Local Expert: Four Days in New York City

New York City may be known as the city that never sleeps, but unfortunately humans do not have that luxury. Since you can’t spend 96 hours straight taking in all the incredible sights, sounds and tastes of the Big Apple, it can be a challenge to decide which slice of the city to experience first. …

Park City Skiing Adventure: How I Learned to Ski in Four Steps

Park City skiing offers something for everyone — even complete newbies. Here’s how I learned the ropes on the slopes during a ski lesson at Park City Mountain Resort. “Wait – people do that for FUN?” It’s all I could think as I stood outside of Marriott’s MountainSide in Park City, Utah, watching skiers zip …

From a Local Expert: Four Days in San Diego

With its plentiful sun, sand, surf and seafood, San Diego is the perfect escape from the mid-winter blues. Even a quick vacation here can rejuvenate your spirit for those long months stretching between you and springtime. Ready to make it happen? To give you the scoop on an ideal itinerary, I talked to local expert …

Street Art Paradise: Exploring Miami’s Wynwood Art District

When I visited Miami for the first time last month, there was one place all the locals encouraged me to visit: the Wynwood art district. And after spending the day in Wynwood, I understand what all the fuss is about. With more than 70 galleries, museums and studio spaces, it’s an artistic gem that represents …

A Day of Fun: Waikoloa Beach on the Big Island

When I set foot in the Waikoloa Beach Marriott® Resort & Spa, I stopped in my tracks. That’s because the first thing I saw — straight ahead of me across the open-air lobby — was the brilliant blue ocean meeting the horizon, segmented by palms swaying in the breeze. It’s a scene that whispered in …