A Capitol Christmas

A Capitol Christmas

(photo source) Fresh off of my trip to Maui, this Bistro Chic girl is headed back to the friendly skies later (with status!) this week for my second Fall/Winter excursion and my 12th trip of the year - this time to Washington, DC. Although I've been to the Capitol many times, I've never visited Continue reading

Finally, I Have Status

Finally, I Have Status

(photo source) If you would have told me a year ago that I would have elite status on a major airline, I wouldn't have believed you. But that, my fellow traveling friends, is exactly what I have finally earned 11 months and 11 trips later. So how do I benefit from having the first level of Continue reading

From Good To Great: Four Seasons Wailea

From Good To Great: Four Seasons Wailea

(Four Seasons Wailea Serenity Pool) For a seasoned traveler, I've come to expect certain amenities from hotels and resorts where I lodge. Good service, clean hotel rooms, and decent food choices are top on my list for just about any place I stay, for work or play. When you think about it, these Continue reading

Back from the Islands

Back from the Islands

I've just returned from nearly two weeks in Hawaii. Although I'd love to share details with you about my stay, especially my experience at the Four Seasons Wailea, I am completely exhausted. Instead, join me on Thursday for a recap and photo tour, plus a special segment about why the little Continue reading

Mountain biking in the movies

Mountain biking in the movies

This is a guest post by Scott. While Jen is working in Hawaii, I get to do the fun exploring and she asked me to post on Bistro Chic. Enthusiasm is contagious. On Wednesday, I went for a Mountain Biking adventure. Regular readers may remember, that I participate in triathlons. So, I ride road Continue reading

Lessons with Sea Turtles

Lessons with Sea Turtles

This is a guest post by Scott. While Jen is working in Hawaii, I get to do the fun exploring and she asked me to post Monday. Since my adventures were so well received, I decided to return for a Bistro Chic bonus post. When my adventures left off, I was venturing out for Japanese food. Since, I Continue reading

Surf, Sun, and Japanese food

Surf, Sun, and Japanese food

This is a guest post by Scott. While Jen is working in Hawaii, I get to do the fun exploring and she asked me to post today. Of course, how can I turn her down. I arrived to our hotel and we have a wonderful view of DiamondHead Crater. I had a wonderful night listening to Hawaiian music. Then Continue reading

A Taste of Travel Memories

A Taste of Travel Memories

(photo source) Each time I travel to a different country or even a city, there is usually one food or meal that ends up being so memorable that just the thought of it can take me right back to my worldly destinations. I recently read a New York Times article on unforgettable foods of Europe, Continue reading

Bistro Chic, Hawaii Bound

Bistro Chic, Hawaii Bound

(photo source) Ten years ago this week, I was in Maui, Hawaii, enjoying every minute of my honeymoon at the Four Seasons Wailea. It's hard to explain how it feels to stay at a Four Seasons, especially one that is thought to be the best in Hawaii. Let's just put it this way, once you've stayed at Continue reading

Finding Europe in My Own Backyard

Finding Europe in My Own Backyard

(photo source) In my previous post, I shared with you several ways that you could have your very own European-themed staycation, no matter where you live. While writing that post, I realized that there are still several experiences I wanted to add to my summer to-do list. And, it just so Continue reading

12 Ideas for a European Staycation

12 Ideas for a European Staycation

(photo source) Have you ever wished you could experience Europe or even a different country, without the excessive expense or time away from work? With one month to go until the unofficial end of summer, why not plan a few European-like experiences right in your own area  - a European Staycation Continue reading

A Beach in the Heart of Paris

A Beach in the Heart of Paris

(photo source) The French Riviera may be known for its beaches, but what many people don't know is that Paris sports its own beachfront property, right in the heart of the city. Each summer, from July 21 to August 21, at least one well-known waterfront along the Seine River is transformed into Continue reading