No Frustration on a Fun Man-Cation - Hilton Sandestin, Florida by JD Andrews

A Man-Cation! 

A what? 

Man-Cation, a vacation for Men - Bourbon Tasting, Craft Beer/Brewery Tour, Fishing, Massages (not that kind, get your mind out of the gutter), Paddle board lessons with YOLO Board Adventures and a Cooking Demo with Executive Chef Dan Vargo preparing HUGE steaks and seafood!

Yes! I must Go!

And go I did to the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa for a fun three-day Man-Cation.

4000 Sandestin Boulevard South • Miramar Beach • Florida 32550 • 850-267-9500
— Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

Enjoying the colorful beach set-up next to the ocean

The Craft Beer/Brewery Tour included: The Craft Bar,  Idyll Hounds and Grayton Beer Company

And this view!

I had a great time on this man-cation and loved eXploring this part of Florida!

Make FIRE!  Beach Bonfire with S’mores

Hilton Sandestin Beach, the area's largest full-service beachfront resort, was created with families in mind, and thus has become the favorite Destin family vacation resort.
Offerings include indoor and outdoor pools, poolside cabanas, day and nighttime children’s programs through Kids Krew, and six distinct dining options, ranging from fine to beachy-casual.
The spacious Deluxe Junior Suites feature private alcoves with bunk beds, sleeper sofas and state-of-the-art media centers.
Activities include beach volleyball, bike riding, golf, tennis, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing and boating.


Disclosure: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa hosted my stay But As Always, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

How This Fella Got His Groove Back - El Mangroove by JD Andrews

Just a 20 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport, you'll arrive at El Mangroove, Autograph Collection ~ Located on the Gulf of Papagayo (gulf of the parrot) off the Guanacaste province and the northwestern coast of Costa Rica.

A casual, luxury, boutique hotel surrounded by forest, beach and the mangrove. 17 acres of property embraces 150meters of beachfront, a 130ft pool with 5 private cabanas, a spa, a gym, two on-site restaurants, and 85 modern suites.

The spa features outdoor terraces and massage decks, sauna and steam rooms.

There’s specialized restaurants including an oceanfront beach shack, and 24 hour private dining.

Guests can go paddle-boarding, kayaking and bicycling. Or just relax by the pool and get your groove back.

For more information - El Mangroove, Autograph Collection

Disclosure: El Mangroove hosted my stay in Costa Rica But As Always, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.

Bayfront SpringHill Suites In Downtown San Diego by JD Andrews

San Diego is always a fun destination and when I was asked to join the festivities at the opening of Marriott’s 3000th select service property in the global portfolio in downtown San Diego...I was ready to go!

The location is perfect. Built on the waterfront and a quick walk to Seaport Village, there's so much to see and do. Plus you're in San Diego, so you can do like we did and visit Balboa Park and of course the famous San Diego Zoo.

I loved all the “little extras” that included Paul Mitchell bath products, free WiFi, mobile check-in, complimentary breakfast, a 24-hour snack the Market, fitness centers, pools and hot tubs.

Even though my trip had some "un-San Diego" weather, rain, it was a great time and I loved the new hotel.

Disclosure: Marriott hosted my stay in San Diego. As Always, all of the opinions expressed here are my own.