Boston with kids: a stay at Marriott’s Custom House

Marriott's Custom House is hands down the most unique Marriott Vacation Club property I've ever seen. Originally built in 1847 as a--you guessed it--custom house for 1/5th of the world's wealth brought in at the busy harbor, the hotel is one of the … [Read more...]

The Four Seasons Vancouver: kid-friendly luxury

Last week, had I been asked to describe the Four Seasons family of resorts, I would have used phrases such as 'exceptional reputation', 'luxury accommodations', or 'famed attention to detail'. After spending three blissful days at the Four Seasons … [Read more...]

Courtyard by Marriott Portland/Beaverton

8500 S W Nimbus Drive Beaverton, Oregon The Courtyard by Marriott in Beaverton makes for a nice, centralized home base while exploring the Portland area. While we'd normally stay downtown and take advantage of the MAX system, if you plan to visit … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 23): Embassy Suites Sacramento

We spent our last night on the road at the Embassy Suites Sacramento Riverfront Promenade (100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento CA). Embassy Suites is a favorite hotel chain of mine due to their high quality amenities, top-notch service, and the extras … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 2): Hyatt Place Portland OR

  9750 NE Cascades Portland, OR Our first overnight of our road trip was spent at Hyatt Place in the Portland Airport Cascade Station area. What a great hotel for families (especially families of 5)! The Hyatt Place is definitely … [Read more...]

Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa

3800 South Virginia Street Reno, NV On our long drive from Southern Oregon to Death Valley National Park, my family and I had the pleasure of  pit stopping' for one night at the Atlantis Casino Resort and Spa in Reno, NV. We've made it a point to … [Read more...]

John Ascuaga’s Nugget Casino Resort

1100 Nugget Avenue Sparks, NV As I disclose whenever compensated while reviewing a location, my family did enjoy a complementary stay at John Ascuaga's Nugget. We did, however, pay full price for all food and extras. This compensation came with … [Read more...]