• destinations,  hotels,  us travel,  washington dc

    What it’s like to stay in one of the Hotel Palomar DC’s Motion Spa Rooms

    Kimpton Hotels is one of my favorite hotel brands. I love the boutique-feel of their properties. Plus, the hotels’ public spaces are uniquely decorated with each property having a different look, and the rooms are hip and functional. On a recent trip to Washington, DC, I stayed at the Hotel Palomar in Dupont Circle. Upon check-in, I was upgraded to one of the hotel’s Motion Spa Rooms. This was my first time staying at The Palomar as well as in a Motion Spa Room. The first thing I noticed, besides the fluffy king-sized bed, was how spacious the room was. At 500 square feet, the room is about the size…

  • destinations,  honduras,  international travel,  roatan

    5 Things to Do on Roatan

    The first thing that comes to mind when considering a trip to Roatan is sun. Then beach. Then sand. It turns out there are quite a bit of other things to do on the island, besides lounging around. Of course, hanging out by the beach is also much recommended especially when you are coming from and returning to somewhere cold! Visit a Private Beach We visited several private beaches during our stay, but my favorite was Little French Key. Our hotel provided free transportation and access to the private island of Little French Key. We took the hotel shuttle and then a 5 minute ferry ride to the island.  …

  • destinations,  honduras,  hotels,  roatan

    Staying at the Clarion Suites Roatan at Pineapple Villas

    A while back my sister won a weeklong stay at the Clarion Suites Roatan at Pineapple Villas when she entered a contest at a local travel show. She invited me to spend the week of Thanksgiving with her and her husband, and figuring I would likely never have another reason to visit Roatan, I took her up on the offer. Roatan is an island belonging to the nation of Honduras and is located in the Caribbean. It was nice to go somewhere nice and warm and hang out at the beach before the impending New Mexican winter arrived. View from our balcony For the week, we stayed in one of…