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3rd home review

Do you have a second home that you rarely use? I do. I like it that way. I don’t want people in my house, I love this house, you might know it better as Summer Boobie Cottage. We built our dream vacation home on Kiawah Island a few years ago and I am loathe to let my children in – let alone other people. I am however seriously considering joining this private club that would allow me to swap my home for time in someone else’s underused dream vacation house. I’m […] Continue reading →

Half Moon Resort Jamaica

The number one question I am asked most frequently is “where is the best place in the Caribbean for a family vacation?” I have recommended Half Moon Resort Jamaica so many times I’ve lost count, here is why: Ten Reasons to Book Half Moon Resort in Jamaica 1. The villas and cottages are HUGE and have great space for a family to spread out We stayed in the same ocean front villa that Prince Harry vacationed in. There is a huge living space, a separate kitchen for staff (that […] Continue reading →

Red Carpet Kids New York

Am I a bad mother? Are you a bad mother? Apparently we are ALL bad mothers. Do you work? Leave your kids with a nanny? Wow, you are selfish, how can you hand over your most important job to someone else?? Shame on you. Do you stay home? Did you give up your career? What an awful example you are setting for your children, especially your girls. Why aren’t you leaning in?? Shame on you. Keaton and I were recently quoted and featured in the New York Post and on Fox 5 News about Red […] Continue reading →

Four Seasons Whistler

Where do Pippa Middleton and Luxury Travel Mom love to ski? Vanity Fair asked her, they must not have my number. Anyway, we have the same answer-Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in beautiful British Columbia. Why? Whistler-Blackcomb hast the most skiable terrain in North America and the second highest vertical drop. Sound too intense for beginners? Au contraire, this family friendly resort has slopes for every skier from the hot dogger to the bunny slopers. Where to stay: The Four Seasons […] Continue reading →

tennis camps for adults

Dying to get out of the cold and work on your tennis game? Smug Californians need not reply. Join me and Tracy Austin April 15-19, 2015 for Curtain Bluff’s Annual Fantasy Tennis Camp Week. Tracy will be joined on the courts by Johan Kriek and Tom Gullikson. Tennis Camps for Adults I recently wrote a story about tennis camps for adults in Greenwich Magazine. I didn’t include Curtain Bluff, it’s so much fun it’s more like a vacation-with world class tennis on the […] Continue reading →

mobilemevest

When I first heard that battery heated vests were a real thing – I didn’t believe it. Could such a magical garment exist? It does, and it is fabulous. In fact they have a whole line of battery heated gear, so far I have only tried the vests. When I woke up this morning it was minus 4 – I’m hoping their R&D team is working on a full body suit. I’m a southern girl who loves to ski, and living on the east coast that means braving temps that are often below […] Continue reading →

haycar

Headed to Washington, D.C.? The Hay-Adams is THE place to stay. It’s not just the jaw dropping views of the White House, or the Off the Record bar where the real action happens, this gem of a hotel offers an unparalleled level of service. You can’t get closer to the seat of power unless POTUS himself invites you to sleep over. Waking up to this view just really never gets old. Not all rooms have a White House view, some have a view of Lafayette Park, some of St. Johns, but they […] Continue reading →

Corinthiadoorman

The world is on sale! No really, it is. The dollar is stronger than it has been in almost a decade, and the lovely folks at Corinthia Hotels are offering some amazing deals. Who doesn’t love a sale? I think if you combine the new exchange rate and these deals at Corinthia, it’s almost like they are paying you to take a luxury vacation. I tell Mr. LTM this all the time. He still finds my shopping math to be suspect. I personally have been dreaming of Budapest. This formerly […] Continue reading →

ice

It’s that time of year. We all make resolutions, then we have too many rum drinks and decide that being a marathoner wasn’t in the cards for us anyway. Or is that just me? This year I have a resolution I think I can stick to. It’s something I feel passionate about. I’m kind of hoping you’ll all join me because I think it’s pretty awesome.   I realized there’s only one thing that’s holding me back (besides lack of a private jet) and that […] Continue reading →

#studyabroadbecause

It’s not often (um, or ever) that I get to be a part of national policy discussions. I mean, I want to. Just nobody ever calls. This week they did. The White House invited the Top 100 Most Influential Travel Bloggers for a day at the White House and series of briefings by senior administration officials. I feel so West Wing just writing that. So I put on my best Olivia Pope look and headed to DC for two days. It became known as the White House Travel Blogger Summit. It’s no […] Continue reading →