Entries for January, 2012

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Historic Masterpiece: The Fairmont San Francisco

Historic Masterpiece: The Fairmont San Francisco

January 9, 2012 No Comments Since its opening in 1907, the Fairmont in San Francisco has treated guests to an extraordinary experience from check-in to check-out. It sits atop Nob Hill and is close to all the wonderful sites that make San Francisco the wonderful cosmopolitan city that it is.  Everything about this hotel speaks of old world elegance and ...

 

Canyonlands, Utah

Canyonlands, Utah

January 7, 2012 No Comments Canyonlands is a magnificent National Park that’s split in three: one part of it just north of Moab, Utah, and two parts of it substantially south. Either end of the park that you explore results in amazing rock formations, beautiful views, and children with open mouths, wondering at the magical feel of the place. Of ...

 

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Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

Austin at Christmas Time – A Texas Sized Holiday

January 6, 2012 No Comments Texans like to say that things are bigger in Texas. Certainly the jubilant holiday feeling in Austin, Texas is both large and contagious, and combined with Austin’s fun outings, the nature trails of Lady Bird Lake, and great music spilling out on every street corner downtown, it’s a fun place to spend at least part of ...

 

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A Snowy Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

A Snowy Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

January 5, 2012 No Comments A short time after Thanksgiving, the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico brings planned holiday activities to  wonderful, New Mexico style life. The plaza lights up with holiday lights, luminarias line the sidewalk, carols fill the air, many in Spanish, and Santa arrives in a horse drawn sleigh. There’s spiced apple cider, hot chocolate and cookies. ...

 

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Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

Skiing? I thought you said skee ball!

January 4, 2012 No Comments So exactly what do you do when your small child is so excited about going skiing. Yes, there will be snow! Yes, there will be hot chocolate. Yes, you’ll do it down a mountain – albeit a very small one, safe for small children. And then you arrive, and your child wants to know where ...

 

A Warm Weather Winter Holiday – Scottsdale, Arizona

A Warm Weather Winter Holiday – Scottsdale, Arizona

January 2, 2012 No Comments So maybe your family isn’t so big on snowy holiday vacations. And you can’t quite swing the flights to Hawaii, the Bahamas, or Tahiti this year. What’s a family to do? Try Arizona! Central Arizona’s Scottsdale is close to Phoenix and the museums and restaurants that make Phoenix buzz, but offer a lot of affordable, ...

 

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