Travel

Last month I spent a few nights in one of my favorite places, Palm Desert, CA. Growing up, my family had a place there and every summer we would pack all six of us in the car and drive from Oregon to the desert for a month of fun! Although it was quite toasty that time of year, I have so many great memories in Palm Desert and it’s always a treat to go back. This time around I stayed at the La Quinta Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria hotel. Tucked into the pictureesque desert mountains in the city of La Quinta, this resort embodies everything that I love about the city of La Quinta. Originally built in 1926, the grounds are pristine as are the original Spanish style buildings nestled throughout the resort.

 

The rooms are spacious yet cozy. Every few casitas have their own pool with plenty of chairs to lounge in and soak up the desert sun. There is bougainvillea blooming everywhere, palm trees providing some shade, and the entire resort just smells like heaven. Our room even had its own fireplace to snuggle up next to at night.

After a day spent poolside (which by the way the hotel boasts 41 pools) in one of the adorable cabanas we ate at Morgan’s in the Desert. The food was fabulous but even more impressive was the service. The hotel staff and servers were so welcoming and accommodating. For dinner we ordered a bottle of wine and enough food to feed a family of ten because everything on the menu sounded too good to resist. I would highly recommend Morgan’s for its fresh, contemporary American cuisine.

The next day, before my photoshoot with Vandevort, my skin needed a little TLC, so I got a wonderful facial at the Spa La Quinta. After a day in the sun and all the travel I had been doing my skin was feeling a little dull. After my Signature Facial, I left the spa with glowing, hydrated skin. The excellent service at the resort continued during my experience at the spa. I felt relaxed and pampered the minute I walked into the spa.

 

The La Quinta Resort also has a state of the art fitness center, tennis courts, and five golf courses. This wonderful gem in the dessert offers everything for a family vacation or a relaxing weekend with the girls any time of the year.

 

 

Wanted to let you guys in on a special Alaska Airlines (my fave airline obvi) is currently running. They are featuring discounts on amazing non-stop travel to great vacation destinations. With plenty on non-stops from Portland, Los Angeles, Seattle and the Bay, these deals are the perfect excuse to start planning an awesome summer vacation. Click […]

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I wanted to share some photos from my recent trip with Maaji swim to Colombia. This was my first time to South America and I really didn’t know what to expect. We visited Cartagena- a picturesque city located on the northern coast of Colombia. Nestled on the Caribbean Coast, this beach town is truly a […]

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Hola mis Amigas! I wanted to share with you all more photos from our fabulous, girls only vacation to the Four Seasons Punta Mita. What turned out to be one of my favorite vacations of all time began with a quick flight on Alaska Airlines from LAX to Puerto Vallarta. Alaska Airlines has many non-stop flights […]

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Hey Ya’ll! Ok, is that overkill? Yes, a little, I know. You many have recently seen that I and a couple other Bachelor alum jetted to Nashville for a last minute girls getaway to Music City. This was my first time in Nashville, actually my first time in the South, and boy did I fall in […]

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I recently traveled to San Diego and stayed at one of the most AMAZING resorts I’ve ever experienced. I was heading to San Diego to do some work with my fave boutique, VDV, and needed a place to stay. I was referred to Rancho Valencia by Andrea, the owner of the boutique, and was told it […]

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(Photo courtesy of Expedia) Turks & Caicos!!!!! First of all, can I just say, the water over here in the Carribean is INSANE! I love Hawaii and grew up vacationing to the Hawaiian Islands and Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, all BEAUTIFUL places, but the ocean in the Caribbean ia so incredibly clear and blue it’s like nothing […]

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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the cool, crisp mornings and beautiful colors of the turning foliage. Fall is also a fabulous time to travel. As a flight attendant for Alaska Airlines, I’ve learned many tricks of the trade. Alaska offers lots of great deals this time of year, on […]

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As a flight attendant I’ve spent plenty of time in the air and throughout the years I’ve definitely become a pro at traveling. When I travel for pleasure there are a few things I can’t fly without. My first priority is to be comfortable. I usually throw on my Zella live in legging and a […]

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