Sister’s Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

Sister's Weekend at the Verdanza Hotel San Juan

You may recall seeing on Instagram my visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico with my youngest sister for an extended weekend. The last time we went to the Caribbean together was in 2004 so a trip was overdue, plus she needed a break from mom/wife life. We purchased a flight deal for $100 round-trip each, so splurging on a hotel wasn’t a big deal. Luckily, I was able to find a great deal on Travelzoo for...

Enjoying Me Time at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

Enjoying Me Time at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View

I was provided with a complimentary stay for my review. All opinions expressed are my own. Changes at work, home or regular vacation withdraws makes me want to get away. Last month I decided to take a break and get some “me time” at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View. The hotel is in Long Island City, minutes away from LaGuardia Airport a short train ride to Manhattan and has two restaurants offering breakfast through...

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

Wedding Prep at the Sheraton Brooklyn

In my last post, I shared my excitement for my friend’s wedding. A few weeks before the big day, we had to make a change of venue for getting ready; our initial venue wasn’t finished with renovations so the bridal party stayed at the Sheraton Brooklyn. We chose this hotel because it was close drive to the church where the ceremony and reception was held, public transportation was walking distance,...

Holiday Inn Express Cartagena

Holiday Inn Express Cartagena

Earlier this month, I got away from the NYC cold to visit Cartagena, Colombia; accomplishing a 30 before 30 goal of visiting another continent. I stayed in the Holiday Inn Express in Bocagrande, about 3 miles from the airport and a 10-15 minute drive from the walled city. The hotel itself is less than a year old. The lobby was very grand and included waiting areas on the main floor as...