Where to Drink in Old Town San Diego

Where to Drink in Old Town San Diego

Just because you are traveling with kids doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a drink. Actually, when traveling with kids it is a necessity to have a little somethin’ somethin’ and when in Old Town San Diego, tequila is the name of the game. Every September Old Town hosts the Tequila Trail which a celebration and sampling of the wonderful world of tequila, but the rest of the year visitors can wonder into any one of the fantastic bars or restaurants to sample and sip on some of Mexico’s most special…

HotMama’s Halloween Cocktails

HotMama’s Halloween Cocktails

It is that time of year again! Halloween, my favorite holiday, is just around the corner and spirits are high! Haha get it? Well, you know me and themes. I’m all about it! That’s right, it’s is time for glowing jack-o-lanterns, haunted hayrides, creepy movies and spook-a-licious Halloween cocktails. Today I’m sharing with you some of my favorite Halloween inspired cocktails that are sure to make you heart race. I don’t know about you, but I am as thirsty as a vampire. Time to get in the spirit! Have no…

Best Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

Best Cinco de Mayo Cocktails

It is Cinco de Mayo people! Time to cut those limes, pour that tequila, rock those sombreros and get turnt mid-week. So what if actual Mexicans in Mexico don’t even celebrate, in America it is tiempo de fiesta!! What is Cinco de Mayo you ask? Well, it is the day that the Mexican army beat the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is not Mexican Independence Day like many people think. So, why do Americans make such a big deal out of Cinco de Mayo? Interestingly enough,…

Liebster Award for HotMamaTravel

Liebster Award for HotMamaTravel

The Liebster Award is an award that is given out to travel bloggers from other travel bloggers. It is not only a sign of support from the travel blogger community, but an honor to be recognized by fellow bloggers. That is why, I am stoked to receive the nomination of the Liebster Award from Anisa and Kathrine of Two Traveling Texans. Thank you girls! I really appreciate it! Be sure to stop by their blog for some Texas-sized adventures!! G My blog has been a labor of love for some…

5 Best Valentine’s Day Cocktails and Mocktails

5 Best Valentine’s Day Cocktails and Mocktails

Whether you are single or attached, you can’t deny that love is on the brain this time of year. Unless you live in a cave, it would pretty hard to not notice all the red hearts, pink marshmallow peeps and jumbo boxes of chocolates. That’s right; it is Valentine’s Day! Hitting the bar with your friends? Spending a romantic evening with your lover? Or sharing the love in big way (like me) with a night out with the whole family, kids and all? However you celebrate the day of love,…

Best Family Travels of 2015

Best Family Travels of 2015

It is no secret that we love family travel and every year we try to take on more family vacations than the year before. Well, we sure did it this year, because 2015 was the busiest year of travel so far. We hit the year off running and still haven’t stopped, but now I want to take a moment and reflect on all the wonderful memories we made before a whole new year of adventures start. As 2016 approaches, I thought I would share our Best Family Travels of 2015….

Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

Favorite Scottish Eats and Drinks

While I was working the bar the other night, I had the pleasure of running into my favorite couple from Glasgow. It had felt serendipitous when I first met them, as I had just found out about my opportunity to travel to Scotland. At the time I wasn’t sure if I could pull it off financially so close to my other planned travels, but after talking to them I knew I was going do whatever I had to in order to get my family to Glasgow. I worked my booty…

The Crab Cooker Newport Beach

The Crab Cooker Newport Beach

Some of you may not know this, but I am part mermaid. I live and breathe for the sea, which includes eating the wonderful delights swimming below. Hey, a good seafood dinner is like aged steak to a mermaid and I LOVE a good seafood feast. Luckily, I grew up and still live near the beautiful coast of Newport Beach, California and fresh seafood is never too far away. Now that I am a mama, I enjoy sharing my passion for beach life and food with my kids and that…

Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award

I’m super excited to be nominated for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers!! I love being a part of this awesome community and learning more about my fellow travel bloggers. Thank you very much Sally-Ann, from Toddlers on Tour for inviting me into the Sisterhood! For those nominated by me, here’s what to do next: 1. Acknowledge the blogger that nominated you 2. Answer the 10 questions 3. Nominated 10 worthy bloggers 4. Ask them 10 questions Now, it is time to learn a little more about me! 1. What is…

New York New York Hotel Las Vegas

New York New York Hotel Las Vegas

What I love about Las Vegas is the ability to travel the world by simply hotel hopping. Each hotel boasts global themes in outrageous ways, Vegas-style. Paris, Polynesia, Hollywood, Venice, Egypt, are just some to name a few. One of my favorite places to drop my bags is the New York New York Hotel Las Vegas. Why? Well, for a number of reasons. Location, great rates, layout of casino, great pizza, and my favorite pub around, Nine Fine Irishmen! So, come on. Welcome to New York, it’s been waiting for…