St Regis Monarch Beach California

During the Kia Cali event I had the opportunity to stay at the St Regis Monarch Beach California and it was amazing. From the moment I arrived at the St. Regis I was blown away with the service, style and comfort this resort offers.


From the moment you pull up to the main entrance of the hotel you are whisked into complete luxury. The front desk attendant greets you with white gloves and helps make sure you are properly taken care of. The luggage attendant quickly attends to your baggage and guides you to your room…. 

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Sun King Steakhouse on the Carnival Freedom

One of our favorite things to do on a Carnival Cruise ship is to enjoy the steakhouse for a date night at sea. The Sun King Steakhouse on the Carnival Freedom is the perfect place for a date night at sea.

You can enjoy an amazing multi-course meal with a view over the water.

steak house

The restaurant is absolutely gorgeous! You do not feel like you are still dining on a cruise ship. It feels like you have stepped into a five star restaurant. The restaurant has an old world charm with gorgeous paintings and place settings. … 

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Aruba De Palm Island Beach and Snorkel Adventure

Aruba De Palm Island Beach and Snorkel Adventure is one of the amazing excursions you can take during a visit to Aruba. I have to say this excursion is pretty darn amazing! You take a quick bus ride to the main drop off point and hop a small water ferry that takes you to De Palm Island.

Ferry to DePalm Island Aruba

Once on the island there is a quick safety briefing and orientation of the island. Don’t worry it is only a few minutes and you are ready to enjoy snorkeling, swimming, the waterpark and so much more.

This island truly offers something for every age!… 

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8 Restaurants on Sanibel Island not to miss!

Be prepared to enjoy amazing food during your visit to Sanibel and Captiva Island! There is a wide range of restaurants available on the islands. These are some of our favorite restaurants that we experienced during our visit!

bubble room sign Captiva Island

1. The Bubble Room
Ok, I have to tell you a funny story about the Bubble Room. I visited Sanibel way back when while I was in college and heard about the Bubble Room. For some reason I envisioned the Bubble Room being a really upscale expensive restaurant which it is not!
The Bubble Room is a fun, eclectic must see on the island!!! I can’t believe we missed out on the experience years ago because we thought it was too expensive. During our recent visit to Captiva Island we made a point of visiting the Bubble Room and it did not disappoint at all!… 

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