Category: Vacation

  • Retreat of the Week: El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

    Retreat of the Week: El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa

    I am starting a new section on L.A. Travel Mom this week. To inspire moms to get away, escape, and relax, I’m going to suggest a special retreat once a week. Inspired by my current work on a health and wellness publication, I came across this jewel in New Mexico — El Monte Sagrado Living […]

  • Quick Valentine’s Day Getaways for Mom and Dad

    Quick Valentine’s Day Getaways for Mom and Dad

    Make Valentine’s Day extra special with a quick Valentine’s Day Getaway. Moms and dads who are lucky enough to have someone to watch the kids overnight can escape to for a romantic weekend in Santa Barbara. For romantic digs during a getaway, look no further than the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. A […]

  • Adventure in the Galapagos: Day 2

    Adventure in the Galapagos: Day 2

    Words don’t do this place justice, least of all my words. So here’s another gallery of fascinating birds, mammals and aquatic creatures. www.expeditions.com

  • Making Black Bean Tamales

    Making Black Bean Tamales

    One of my favorite activities on my recent trip to Veracruz, Mexico, was learning to make and wrap black bean tamales. Our experience, orchestrated by tour operator Yambigapan, started at a local farm where we picked the banana leaves that would wrap our tamales for cooking. After a light hike nearby, we headed to Yambigapan’s […]

  • Adventure Day Spa

    Adventure Day Spa

    In Veracruz, you don’t need to visit an expensive spa for a good massage or facial, you just need a boat, a waterfall and a little bit of mud. Don’t forget to visit the shaman at the spa for a peek into your future. http://www.yambigapan.com