• North America,  Wellness

    Whistler, Canada

      I’m very new to skiing, but when my friend told me she was getting a group together to go to Whistler I couldn’t say no. I knew Whistler was supposed to be gorgeous, and I enjoy skiing. We flew into Vancouver and drove to Whistler late Thursday night, which was an adventure navigating the mountain road in the dark. Eventually we made it there and were exhausted. We stayed in an AirBnB in the Whistler Ski Village. The ski village in Whistler is adorable. There are tons of shops, restaurants, and bars, so it’s fun to walk around for a bit. The first morning we had breakfast at The…

  • North America,  Travel,  Wellness

    Ojai Valley, California

      I went with my family to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa for a few days and it was magical. It was colder than normal, but it was still so nice. The energy of the whole place is calm and peaceful and all of the staff are incredibly wonderful and helpful. The property is gorgeous and expansive. Each day we would do a thirty to forty minute walk around the property to explore. We borrowed bikes one day and rode to Ventura Beach. It was definitely a long ride, and not the prettiest, so we ended up having them pick us up on the way back. But, it was fun…

  • North America,  Travel

    Cuba

      I went to Cuba with a company called Insights Cuba. I wouldn’t recommend them, but I made it back alive and safe, so it was okay in the end. The company had us stay at the Melia Varadero, which is a very moderate, old-fashion hotel. There are some nicer hotels around Cuba, especially on the beach, but it was good enough for a long weekend. I flew to Varadero’s airport, Juan Gualberto Gomez airport. I got there early afternoon and went straight to the resort. The next morning we went to a sugar cane museum, which was nice, but it’s no longer a working sugar cane factory, so it was…

  • North America,  Travel,  Wellness

    Hawaii

      I went with my family to Hawaii for ten days, and it was magical. I had been dying to go to Hawaii for years, and it didn’t disappoint. We went to Maui first and stayed in Wailea, the southwestern part of the island, and literally everything was stunning. The first few days we just relaxed by the pool and walked along the ocean. Every night we explored a bit for dinner. You can get incredible fresh fish at every restaurant, which is perfect for my family. Our favorite was Mama’s Fish House, but we enjoyed all the restaurants we went to (Morimoto Maui, Monekypod, Mala). We didn’t make it to…