The Mom Reviews

Where to Stay on the Strip: Paris, Las Vegas

Where to Stay on the Strip:  Paris, Las Vegas
February 27, 2014
If your travel plans can't include a visit to the City of Lights in France to see the Eiffel Tower, how about the next best thing?  Paris, Las Vegas makes a statement on the Strip with it's petite replica of the grand structure, but do you feel the same love and romance when...
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Staying Off the Strip: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa

Staying Off the Strip:  JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa
February 18, 2014
Las Vegas luxury can be found on and off the strip and we discovered it staying at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa. Located just about 15 miles from the airport in Summerlin, the JW Marriott offers beautiful grounds, top of the line accommodations, spa amenities, go...
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Palm Springs in the Winter: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Review

Palm Springs in the Winter: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort Review
February 7, 2014
I realize us Californians don't have it anything like those across the nation as far as winter weather.  It's what you're used to and our central California dry, cool winter has our family wanting to be modified snowbirds in the winter.  Just after ringing in 2014, we packed...
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California Wine Lovers: Unique Rooms at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites

California Wine Lovers:  Unique Rooms at Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites
January 23, 2014
Vendange wine is a brand my husband and I have bought in a pinch, thanks to it's low price point, since college.  The name translates from French to "grape harvest" and is also the name of Carmel's newly acquired and renovated hotel, Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites.  We rece...
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New in Napa: Inn on Randolph Review

New in Napa:  Inn on Randolph Review
December 6, 2013
  With over 40 picturesque lodging properties in heart of Napa, finding the right one can be tough.  Sitting on almost an acre of precisely trimmed landscape, the Inn on Randolph was recently renovated in 2012 from a 19th century bed and breakfast to a modern yet coz...
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Travel to Cancun, Mexico: Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort Review #cancun

Travel to Cancun, Mexico: Moon Palace Golf and Spa Resort Review #cancun
November 22, 2013
Being a California girl, I'm used to mild to warm weather all year, and right now we're having a cold front where I'm missing Cancun, Mexico like crazy!  I know, compared to the rest of the US I should not be complaining, but those 80 degree days have my mind full of fabulou...
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Omni Cancun Resort and Villas Review #Cancun #OmniEscape

Omni Cancun Resort and Villas Review #Cancun #OmniEscape
November 20, 2013
Arriving in a different country for the first time, going through customs, and finally on the road to your all-inclusive resort in Cancun can have your adrenaline pumping overtime!  Not to mention we just flew a red-eye and traveled over 11 hours, it was definitely time for ...
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Sleep in a Teepee in Washington: Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, & Barn Review #VisitYakima

Sleep in a Teepee in Washington: Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast, & Barn Review #VisitYakima
November 14, 2013
When I received my Yakima Valley itinerary of course I looked up each item right away beginning with my accommodations.  Where you rest your weary head is so important on these busy media tours, I really needed to know where I was staying.  Day 2 showed me staying at Cherry ...
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Lake Tahoe Lodging: The Ridge Tahoe Review

Lake Tahoe Lodging:  The Ridge Tahoe Review
October 21, 2013
My girlfriends and I have been getting together once a year for a getaway for about a decade now and it's a weekend that stays in my heart for weeks after.  This group of us all once lived in the same town but because of jobs or family needs have moved to different parts of ...
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Santa Cruz, CA: Chaminade Resort and Spa Staycation

Santa Cruz, CA:  Chaminade Resort and Spa Staycation
October 15, 2013
With three children that often have us in different directions for school, sports, and scouts, my husband and I realize our kids have busier social lives than we do.  Not only are our weekdays full through rushed dinners every night, but our weekends fill with even more hour...
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