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.