Serendipity 3 – Upper East Side, NY

While in New York City we ate a quite a few nice restaurants, but there was one that I really had wanted to visit while in the city, Serendipity 3. I had heard a lot about  this renowned Upper East side restaurant and thought it would be fun to visit and try one of their famous Frozen Hot Chocolate drinks.

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Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor Center – Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods - Visitor Center ViewRecently one of my nieces was here visiting from California and I wanted to see some natural beauty and do a little hiking.  Thus we decided to visit Garden of The Gods in Colorado Springs. I have been there a few times since moving here to Denver, but never knew how it got its name or why? I did a little research and this is what I found. Continue reading “Garden of the Gods Park and Visitor Center – Colorado Springs”

Sleep Patterns While Traveling – Adjusting to New Time Zones

Did you recently have to change your time due to a time change? This hour (especially when you lose it) really messes with a lot of people, Gene is in this lucky group, but an hour doesn’t seem to bother me as much. This did start me thinking about losing sleep and sleep patterns while traveling. Oddly enough Gene doesn’t have as much trouble adjusting to time differences when traveling to Europe, but this hour difference throws him for a loop, lol. Continue reading “Sleep Patterns While Traveling – Adjusting to New Time Zones”

Centre Georges Pompidou Museum – Paris, France

Centre Georges PompidouIn a complex building in the Beaubourg area of the 4th arrondissement of Paris, near Les Halles, rue Montorgueil and the Marais, is the Centre Georges Pompidou, It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing. Continue reading “Centre Georges Pompidou Museum – Paris, France”

Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO

Hyatt Regency - FrontLast year we joined the Hyatt Reward program, and this year we decided to use some of our free nights. We also stayed at the Grand Hyatt in Denver while celebrating New Year’s Eve.  We stayed at three different properties since we joined their program and found each one wonderful and quite unique. Hope you enjoy learning more about each of these hotels in the coming weeks. I am starting this series with our latest stay at the Hyatt Regency. Continue reading “Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency in Denver, CO”

Airline Tickets – Best Time to Book a Flight

airplane moneyIf you have read any of my Money Saving Tips for your Big Trip, you may know that we have 3 huge trips coming up this year, including Hawaii. While I am very excited for these awesome trips, the thought of pricing for our airline tickets really scared me.  I have heard a lot of “experts” say to purchase your tickets on Tuesday evening or Sunday. With all of this information running around, I decided to do a little searching myself and see what I found. The amount of information was shocking.  Continue reading “Airline Tickets – Best Time to Book a Flight”

Iowa State Capitol Tour – Des Moines, Iowa

 On a trip to Iowa to visit some customers of my former employer, we went a little bit further and checked off another capitol, the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Not sure what number capitol this was that we visited, but we were very to be able to see it and explore a little bit of Iowa while we were at it. One of the first things we learned about the Iowa State Capitol was that it was constructed between 1871 and 1886, and is the only five-domed capitol in the country. I found that quite interesting. Continue reading “Iowa State Capitol Tour – Des Moines, Iowa”