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    Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard: Day Two

    We had so much fun on our first day at the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, we were really ready for day two! The complimentary breakfast was once again hot and ready for us as soon as we got up. There was so much to choose from: scrambled eggs and egg whites, hard boiled eggs, breakfast meats of sausage or bacon, brie, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereal with a variety of toppings for the hot cereal, breakfast pastries and bread and of course the make your own waffles that Residence Inn is noted for! After breakfast we walked around the property to see all of its features. We saw…

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    Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard: Day One

    Sandestin, Florida is located in northwest Florida. With beautiful white sandy beaches and an emerald green ocean, this charming resort community is a popular attraction for tourists, and they are ready for them, with 1,300 accommodations. We decided to forego the fancy resorts on our stay, though, and instead stay in the family-friendly Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. This modern property offers easy access to  and the village of Baytowne Wharf. My first impression was, “What a great location!” Although the property is not on the beach, there are several public beach areas just a short drive away, and the property is within walking distance of Baytowne Wharf, with…

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    Jekyll Island Club Resort

    Jekyll Island in Georgia bills itself as “…a beautiful blend of serenity and discovery,” and they are not wrong. With long beaches and historic ruins, the island is located just a few miles from St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Brunswick. The island boasts multiple lodging options, including the beautiful Jekyll Island Club Resort  where we were fortunate to stay for a few days. It was a long drive from Ocean City, Maryland to the island, but it was well worth the drive. We arrived late at night due to traffic issues, so I didn’t have a chance to really see the property when we got there. What I did…

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    Ocean City

    I feel compelled to write a blog about my hometown and my visit there last week with my daughter. As I drove over the route 50 bridge and saw the “Welcome to Ocean City” sign, I felt as if I had never left. We were blessed to be staying with a dear friend and business partner and her husband. They warmly welcomed us to their 5th floor condominium a few feet off the beach–and what a view of the Atlantic Ocean we had! I want to tell you about my happy place first, the beach. I love the sand and the ocean and does my Mini Me. We get up…

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    The Hilton Grand Vacations- The District by Hilton Club

    In Washington DC in the center of the West End, very close to Georgetown, is a hidden gem: The District by Hilton Club. Uniquely located across the top 3 floors of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Georgetown hotel, The District is just 4 blocks from Metro Lines and a quick walk to attractions, dining, shops and DuPont Circle nightlife. Upon arrival my first impression was all the beautiful trees and greenery, right in the heart of busy, metropolitan Washington DC. As I drove up I noted the private drive, which made me feel safer with a small child. The bellmen appeared immediately to help me with my belongings.…

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    How to Get the Most Out of a Disney Trip (Even When You’re a Busy Boss Mom)

    Going to Disney World can (and should!) be one of the most magical experiences you ever share with your child. But when you’re a busy, business-owning mom, the thought of successfully navigating the potential pitfalls of a Disney trip (with a little one in tow) can make you feel more stress than joy. Well, I’m here to tell you that it can be done… in fact, I just did it! Here are my top 5 tips for having a trip full of Disney magic: Go With a Plan One of the best things that you can do before your trip is to spend some time planning. Even if it’s a…

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    The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

    Located along the shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island is a beautiful oceanfront hotel located just 21 miles from downtown Charleston. A part of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the Sanctuary is one of three options for accommodations offered for resort guests–other options include the Resort Villas or Premiere and Private homes. We were fortunate to stay at the Sanctuary as we traveled from Orlando to Washington, DC and we were enchanted by the fantastic service and exquisite accommodations that capture the history and charm one associates with the South. As you enter the Island you must pass through security gates and be cleared…

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    The Villas of Grand Cypress

    The Villas of Grand Cypress is a family golf resort in Orlando that bills itself as “lavish accommodations in Orlando with all the comforts of home.” The resort features luxury accommodations, golf, dining options, golf academy, meeting spaces and more. The accommodations include spacious suites and villas featuring up to four bedrooms and up to 2,800 square feet with full kitchens, living and dining areas. It is a beautiful property very close to Walt Disney World, and we enjoyed our stay there thoroughly. As I entered the resort I was taken with the beauty of my surroundings. As I drove to the Villa Check-in, the lush landscape instilled a sense…

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    Walt Disney World

    To say my daughter and I were excited to be at Walt Disney World would be an understatement. I took the advice of a Disney expert and arrived about one hour prior to opening. There were still lines for bag checks and admission, but the wait was minimal. During our day at Disney we used the both the Ferry Boat and the Monorail. Both were comfortable and convenient for use with a little one in a stroller. Upon entering the Magic Kingdom we felt the magic immediately. The excitement I saw in my daughter’s eyes let me know it was going to be a great day. We raced over to…

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    Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa

    Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa in Orlando is a stunning resort, with wonderful amenities and a beautiful property. The resort is a Walt Disney World® Good Neighbor property, which means that they offer standard rooms, suites and villa-style accommodations; are AAA-approved; meet Disney standards for quality and service; have a Guest Services desk to assist with Disney vacation planning and ticket purchases; provide guests with access to Walt Disney World® Resort information prior to arriving in the Disney Theme Parks; and are comfortable, convenient and close to the parks. This resort definitely did not disappoint. When I arrived I found a spacious, peaceful lobby, where I was immediately…

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