Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

If you’re looking for the best spot to stay when traveling to Napa Valley, look no further because the Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa is the perfect spot. The hotel is in the heart of Napa Valley and right off the highway. It truly is the perfect location if you plan on touring all around this area. To me this is a classic hotel and even better, you can see how much hard work they put into the beautiful renovations.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Reynolds Lake Oconee

THIS IS YOUR CALLING – BOOK YOU NEXT HOLIDAY VACATION NOW!! I never imagined traveling for the holidays, but we did!! We stayed at the @ritzcarltonreynoldslakeoconee during Christmas and midway through Hanukkah. The amount of holiday magic here is endless and all throughout the resorts! From decorations to events, truly there is so much to do!!!

🎄Ice skating: Enjoy the beautiful 5,000 square-foot ice rink and hot cocoa!
🎄Breakfast with Santa: The most festive breakfast and experience with Santa Claus!
🎄Story time with Mrs. Claus: Hear numerous classic Christmas tales by your truly!
🎄Build a Buddy: Build your own holiday friend.
🎄Gingerbread Workshop: Decorate a prebuilt gingerbread house with the best supplies ever!
🎄Decorate ornaments: Create a final ornament for your Christmas tree.
🎄Hang out around the life-sized Gingerbread Cottage: This is SO GORGEOUS and directly in the lobby near a beautiful fireplace!
🎄Caroling on the Linger Longer Express: Decked out train ride.
🎄Elf Special Delivery: Create some magic while you are away, by having Santa’s Elves drop off a special surprise and/or receive a special visit from Santa’s Elves and hear a bedtime story with goodies!

Truly this Christmas is filled with many festive experiences to create memories that last a lifetime. 🥹

✨From our family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas Eve. 🎄🎅🤶 #rcmemories

ICE! Is back at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL

ICE! attraction has officially returned this year featuring Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas at @gaylordpalms!! The event runs now through January 1st, 2023 and is perfect for the entire family. 🤶🎅🎄❄️

Christmas at Gaylord Palms features a large variety of Holiday activities which require a separate ticket, but there are bundles available (I had the GOLD play & save, which included everything and highly recommend).

❄️ The Grinch’s Wonderful Awful Idea Scavenger Hunt: Scavenger Hunt Booklets and Prizes can be redeemed at Alpine Village Guest Services between 10:00am and 8:00pm.
❄️Snow Flow Mountain at Snow Factory at Alpine Village: You must be at least 42” tall and be able to carry your own tube to ride this ride.
❄️Mrs. Claus’ Christmas Traditions at Alpine Village: retelling of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas and cookies/milk. Approximately 25 minutes.
❄️Gingerbread Decorating Corner at Alpine Village: Decorate a Gingerbread House or Cookie (this could be based off your package, as my package stated a gingerbread house).
❄️ Snowball Build and Blast: With a little Christmas magic, you’ll receive a tub of snow so you can build and toss real snowballs to boost the power of the snowmaking machines. Take your best aim at the targets and let the snowballs fly.
❄️ ICE! featuring Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: Be transported to Whoville with larger than life ice sculptures that are hand carved by master artisans from China. Two million pounds of colorful ice is used to create an amazing walk through experience. I STRONGLY recommend laying up, using snow gloves, hats, and scarfs because it is 9 degrees Fahrenheit inside this attraction. 🥶 Everyone is provided a parka and you must wear closed toes shoes.
❄️ Elf Training Academy: Choose a nutcracker or snowman ornament and paint away! When you’re done they blow dry and wrap them.
❄️Cirque-styled Christmas show: This performance has dazzling acrobatics, feats of flexibility, and high-flying stunts. Approximately 35 minutes.

And SNOW much to do! If you have any questions, comment below! 💚




Naples Grande Beach Resort

Looking for a much needed family vacation?! Look no further because the Naples Grande Resort with the family for the ultimate trip. The staff at the resort from the moment you arrive, to checking in, house keeping, servers, bartenders, the list can go on and on; went above and beyond! The location is the best spot when traveling to Naples, Florida. This resort offers; golf, spa, pool with a slide and service, restaurants, coffee shop, lobby bar, convention center, and even more! Truly there is something for the whole family!!


So, if you are looking to travel to Naples, Florida – make sure to check out Naples Grande Resort. You and your family will love the amenities this resort has to offer. Head to my Instagram page, CLICK HERE and follow me plus take a closer look and check out the highlight on my feed labeled “Naples Grande”.


JW MARRIOTT – Grande Lakes Orlando

If you are heading to Orlando with your family, now is the perfect time to check out the newly renovated and beautiful JW Marriott in Grande Lakes Orlando! From the moment you walk into the resort you see the most stunning water fountain and gorgeous lobby.

Now for the BIG news! Their stunning newly renovated FAMILY SUITE is available! The room consists of a suite PLUS a room with bunk beds and another bed. This is the ultimate family suite. We had the best time just hanging in our room!

If you are a pool family, run don’t walk to the JW pool/lazy river! The river is so fun and the pool is beautiful. PS: in the upcoming months there will be even more exciting changes to this beautiful area!!

Did you know this resort is connected to the beautiful Ritz Carlton, Orlando? Make sure to check out Highball & Harvest for dinner, Bleu for lunch and look into a cabana poolside. Both fabulous experiences we had!

Now the main question is, when are you booking? When you book the Family Suites there are nightly customized amenities as well as custom amenities depending on the ages of your family members!

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Family Style at Loews Miami

The family and I arrived at the Loews Miami, in Miami Beach ending our summer 2021. Of course the long drive of 45 minutes turned the two boys in a funky mood and Ben and I were ready for a much needed vacation. From the moment Ben drove up the driveway area of the hotel we found ourselves in paradise. The hotel entrance was beyond stunning and the kids ran over a huge fish tank, with endless fish and sea creatures. The family and I had the ultimate vacation experience in Miami Beach. 

COMPLIMENTARY PHOTO SESSION: When you stay at the Loews Miami, you and your family or party can book a 45 minute photo session. You take photos all over the hotel property and the beach! Felipe made the experience so easy, especially with the kids. The photos will be cherished forever.


WHAT MAKES THE LOEWS MIAMI POOL PERFECT FOR FAMILIES? There are many areas you can choose from to set up your family for the day. We made sure to take time on the chairs and enjoyed drinks and food pool side! There are plenty of shaded spots and umbrellas for sunny spots. The pool entrance is 0 and that is the best for babies and toddlers. The shooting water was so fun for the boys, they ran back and forth for the longest time! If you don’t bring pool toys, there is the perfect shop you can have your kids pick out something. Also if you forget or lose sunglasses (I lost mine) you can purchase sunglasses at the shop for an amazing price ($20!)

WHO SHOULD BOOK A CABANA AT THE LOEWS MIAMI? If you are looking for an area that is air conditioned, private, and personable than you must book. When you are out all day at the pool and beach, having a private bathroom with a shower, doesn’t beat it! Your booking includes a lounge chairs, beach chairs, two story area, and so much more. For booking click HERE.

BREAKFAST AREAS: You have two choices on property, grab and go or sit down. We experienced both and I highly recommend both. At the grab and go you must get the homemade pop-tarts, OH EM GOODNESS!!! Then at the sit down there is a buffet or menu option. We choose the buffet because kids eat free with the adult fee and there was everything on menu (minus eggs benedict) which was just perfect for our family!

WHY CHOOSE AN OCEAN VIEW ROOM? Why not, do you want any other view than the beautiful ocean? No, its beyond perfect. We had two beds and a crib, plus a balcony. It fit our family just right.

If you are heading to Miami Beach, family or not – check out the Loews Miami. There are options for everyone and endless fun! Click HERE to book your next stay or check out more details from the hotels website.

Photo Credit: Focal Point Experience