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Things to Do in Anaheim + Best Place to Stay #CountryInns + Giveaway

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Things to Do in Anaheim + Best Place to Stay 1. Disneyland Park The first thing that comes to-mind when you think of Anaheim is Disneyland Park. What makes the park unique is that it was designed and built under supervision by Walt Disney himself. Since its inception in 1955, the park has gone through several renovations and expansions.   The most recent expansions and changes were for its 60th anniversary…

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The Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection: Nature at Every Turn @HotelParadox

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  In partnership with The Hotel Paradox, Autograph Collection – Santa Cruz As we were welcomed to The Hotel Paradox with a friendly “hello” we were also greeted by the most amazing front desk I have ever seen, carved out of a massive and wonderful eucalyptus tree.  Looking around the rest of the lobby and beyond I quickly found that outdoor beauty was the heart and soul of the hotel and could be…

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5 Great Travel Destinations for Engineering Students

5 Great Travel Destinations for Engineering Students

If you are nearing the end of your online masters in engineering degree then you may be thinking of way to celebrate your success. What better way to celebrate than with a fabulous trip with friends or loved ones? With that in mind we’ve put together a list of five travel destinations that are ideal for engineering students. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you want to relax on…

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The Cliffs Resort – Pismo Beach (Hotel Review)

The Cliffs Resort Pismo Beach Hotels

The Cliffs Resort – Pismo Beach (Hotel Review) The Cliffs Resort provided us with a hotel and spa experience that was absolutely dreamy.  We were journeying up scenic and historic Highway 101 and Highway 1 from Los Angeles to San Francisco, and wanted to stay at the halfway mark near San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach.  With amazing wineries, Hearst Castle, and a fabulous coastline there’s so much to do in…

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Portola Hotel & Spa: Monterey Bay Hotel


In partnership with The Portola Hotel The Portola Hotel and Spa was the perfect place to stay while visiting Monterey on our recent family vacation. With Monterey’s largest spa, cozy classy and comfortable rooms and award winning dining we could have stayed right onsite for a few days and been perfectly happy.  The location of the hotel however is unbeatable, set beside both the harbor and downtown  where we had…

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Monterey Dining – Jacks Restaurant & Lounge – Portola Hotel

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In partnership with Portola Hotel.  As always, all opinions are my own The Portola Hotel landed the biggest of fish with their new Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese.  He’s dedicated his life to learning about all facets of food and cooking, and is happy to be joining an already talented and enthusiastic staff at both of the Portola Hotel’s restaurants, Jack’s and Peter B’s Brewpub.  Danny is extremely humble and prefers to…

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Holland America Line: Finest Cuisine & America’s Test Kitchen

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#Hosted Holland America Line: America’s Test Kitchen Holland America Line sets itself apart in a crucial area when deciding on a cruiseline: the food! While aboard the ms Westerdam we were extremely impressed with the three pools, art galleries and friendly staff. However, as a self-proclaimed foodie none of these things were quite as important as the ship’s meals. On any vacation I want to be enjoying flavors and food arrangements…

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Peter B’s BrewPub – Monterey’s Original Craft Brewery with Amazing Grub!

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In partnership with Peter B’s BrewPub and Portola Hotel. As always, all opinions are my own. Peter B’s BrewPub is Monterey’s original craft Brewery, so I was honored (and stoked) when asked to give a taste and review of their beer and food.  The location is unbeatable, in the Portola Hotel right across from the Old Fisherman’s Wharf and in a happening part of downtown Monterey.  I have a lot of good things to say about Peter B’s…

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