The Ashland Springs Hotel in Ashland, Oregon

Can we be honest for just a moment? Sometimes we need a break from our children. There is no question that we love our children and enjoy spending time with them. There are times though, when you just need some time away. It may feel a bit selfish, and many won’t take the time for that reason. Making the time, however, is a gift both to yourself … [Read more...]

A Weekend of Freedom: Getaways for Re-igniting the Spark

Despite the joys and rewards of being a parent, the responsibility of raising children often leaves little time or energy to nurture one’s marriage, as many parents will attest. This is not only unhealthy to the marriage – it also can affect the way parents relate to their kids. Moreover, adults often bring to their own marriages what they … [Read more...]

Getaway Spotlight: The Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites

Escaping an everyday routine for a couple’s getaway can feel like an unattainable fantasy. Making all the arrangements to cover children, pets and responsibilities can seem like too much trouble. But keeping a marriage vital and engaged by spending quality time together is worth the effort. Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, Oregon, … [Read more...]

Getaway Spotlight: Strawhouse Resorts – Natural Elegance In A Beautiful River Setting

Banked on the edge of the beautiful  meandering Trinity River and surrounded by the Trinity Wilderness Area, Strawhouse Resorts is a truly magical place for your next getaway, anniversary celebration, church or corporate group event, family reunion, or  wedding event. Taking a drive to the coast? It’s also an easy place to stop for a delicious … [Read more...]

Getaway Spotlight: Lithia Springs Resort in Ashland, OR

My wife and I have done a few romantic R&R weekend getaways to Ashland, Oregon, over the last several years. We both love the area and the walkability of its exceptionally beautiful park and downtown area, and how perfectly quaint and clean this part of Southern Oregon is. We recently visited a new place for us, and it’s a winner in our book! … [Read more...]

Getaway Spotlight: Mount Shasta Resort

“We haven’t been anywhere together, without kids, for over ten years or maybe more,” I sheepishly told my girlfriend Gayle, “except for maybe out to dinner and a wedding or two.” Gayle and I were out jogging on one of our weekly routes together when I confided in her. I think I saw her jaw drop as she repeated, “Ten Years! No way! Rich and I try to … [Read more...]