San Francisco is a city that I love to visit because it’s my mom’s hometown and every time I go there is something new to see or discover. San Francisco is a city that has so many different neighborhoods to wander, little corners with cute cafes & wine bars and places that have so much charm. I went for mother’s day weekend with my mom to explore the city and find hidden gems that I have never seen or visited before. We wanted to stay somewhere that was centrally located which is Union Square. It’s a great place to stay because you can walk to so many great shops and restaurants. We stayed at The Inn at Union Square which is a really cute 30 guest room hotel. It has been newly remodeled and our room was really spacious with a living room and great bedroom. I love how personalized…

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I just went on my first cruise with Norwegian Cruise Line and took an inaugural cruise from Vancouver to LA on the Norwegian Joy which is the sister ship to the Norwegian Bliss. The Joy was designed for the Chinese market and was recently revamped for the US market. I’ll tell you it’s beautiful and now I see why people are addicted to cruising. I never thought I would be a cruise lover until now, I’m now thinking of where I want to take another cruise! The Norwegian Joy will set sail year-round from the west coast to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera, and Panama Canal from Miami and Los Angeles. The ship has a lot of activities for both adults and children. There are two shows on board Footloose which is a musical with music from Grammy Award winning artist Kenny Loggins. The second show is Elements which is a mix of magic,…

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I love exploring the coast in California, as a child my parents always took me on road trips for the weekend and we would go up and down the state. One of our favorite places to visit was Monterey. I hadn’t been there for awhile and wanted to go take a little trip up there. The city is so cute and charming. We stayed at the Portola Hotel and Spa that is located in downtown Monterey, just walking distance to fisherman’s wharf. It’s in a really great location. It’s steps away from great restaurants and bars. Also, if you wanted to explore the cities in the central coast like Carmel and Pacific Grove it’s centrally located that you can easily explore. The hotel has a newly remodeled lobby that is gorgeous. It is filled with trees that make it feel really fresh and airy but also very inviting to sit…

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