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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Are you looking for the perfect weekend getaway? I always love a good staycation just to recharge and getaway for a little. I escaped to The Waterfront Beach Resort, a Hilton Hotel located in Huntington Beach. The resort is located right across from the beach, my room had amazing views of the ocean and I could catch gorgeous views of the sunset from my balcony. The property also has an amazing new spa, Drift Spa, that is worth the visit even if you are not staying at the hotel. I started my day at the Drift Spa service here is amazing. As soon as I started walking towards the spa, I had someone greet me at the door and walk me in. I was given their fresh elixir of the day and they seated my in their beautiful lobby so I could enjoy my drink. At the spa they have…

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