Author: Becky Lukovic

Girls Weekend in Naples, Florida–Inn on Fifth

Little Black Dresses, Buckets of Champagne, Gin and Tonics at the Pool, Dinner Reservations, Girl Talk 24/7….you gotta love a good girls’ weekend!!!  Our group of fabulous women descended on the town of Naples, Florida armed with restaurant recommendations, Cards Against Humanity, and vintage champagne.  Our home base for the weekend was the fabulous Inn on Fifth. Now I am a beach girl and being this close to the beach, I would typically recommend a hotel on the beach, but we wanted a bit of town life as well. Our group of ladies wanted to stay somewhere with some...

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Hotel Review – Secrets Silversands

Sometimes you just have to get out of dodge…find a quick flight and get your toes in the sand and a margarita in hand–STAT!  The Man and I recently needed a break from the day-to-day grind…wear nothing but swimsuits all day and have unlimited quantities of tequila and guacamole under a palapa.  Enter Secrets Silversands! This gem on the Riviera Maya was the perfect location for our last minute beach fix.  It’s reasonably near Playa del Carmen and the Cancun Airport.  Secrets Silversands is part of the Secrets brand that I know and love so much!      Not all...

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Dinner at 10 Degrees South Atlanta

South Africa has been hot hot hot this year! I’ve been planning South African itineraries for honeymooners, families, and wine lovers.  It’s such a diverse destination offering winelands, dramatic scenery, shark diving, and Safari…and it’s easily combinable with other countries to widen the adventure to Victoria Falls, Botswana, and the beaches of Mozambique.  When the sales manager from the One and Only Cape Town invited me to dine at Atlanta’s South African gem, 10 Degrees South in Buckhead, I was delighted to accept! We briefly met the owner, Justin Anthony, before our dinner.  Justin told us that 10 Degrees...

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Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Just a glance at the Eiffel Tower transports me back to Paris! It oozes romance and a sense of place. I still remember excitedly searching for the tower on my first visit in my 20s.  It just wasn’t Paris until I saw the much-anticipated tower!  The Eiffel Tower was not always as well regarded. When it was first built in 1889, it was seen as a hideous monstrosity that marred the cityscape of Paris. The tower was intended to be a temporary exhibit—only for twenty years. This 1063 ft, 10,100 ton marvel was saved after it was discovered that...

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Disney: The Good, The Bad and The Mousy: A Primer for Those with an Obligatory Mouse Experience

Disclaimer:  I am not a Mouseketeer Poohbah Status Disney Fan.  I like The Mouse.  I love Pluto.  I’ve even buried the memories of riding It’s a Small World as a teen….somewhat.  But when the Chickadee and her little Minis request the presence of MiMi and Poppie at Walt Disney World…just like with the Queen, one goes. We spent seven (yes seven!!) days at Walt Disney World in February.  Our gang was there for the Princess Half Marathon Weekend.  The Chickadee, her Hubbie, and the Minis stayed with The Man and I in a two-bedroom villa at   Saratoga Springs....

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