• HussyRules

    The Beth Towel Rule

    Every hotel review will come with the Beth Towel Rule as laid forth by a former colleague and friend with whom I have traveled many times over the years.  After checking into the Marriott Renaissance in San Francisco, a personal favorite of mine (for the location, the views, the proximity to the Fairmont Tiki Bar – say it with me: RAINSTORM), Beth and I met for a cocktail in the lobby and I asked her if she was good with my choice for our business trip. She nodded. “It’s nice. Great location. Like the bar. And the view.” I sensed hesitation. “What is it?” She shrugged. “Towels suck.” This floored…

  • Seattle

    City View: Seattle

    I’ve wanted to move to Seattle since roughly three weeks after “Singles” was released. Somehow, it never happened. So, for the last…fuuuuuuuck, thirty years, I guess, I’ve hung onto Seattle just “being there” for whenever I decided to get off my ass and move there and, you know, marry Steve. (If you don’t know who Steve is, then you should not even be reading this post.) I had eyeballed 2019 as “The Year I STFU and Move to Seattle Already” but, fortunately for me, my company laid me off, and the 2019 plan moved up by about 8 months. So, for the first time ever, thirty years after I first…

  • Hawaii,  HussySpots,  Kauai,  Oahu

    The Hussy List: Hawaii

    You will say "Aloha" and "Mahalo" and you will like it. "Aloha" is not an affectation. It’s like when French people in France say "bonjour". Yeah, it sounds romantic and adorable -- but it is also just how they fucking say hello. It’s not weird, it’s not wrong. It just is. Embrace it.

  • Hawaii,  Kauai

    Island View: Kauai

    The last time I was in Kauai, I was maybe eleven years old, and I was far more interested in the Go-Go’s and Duran Duran than a lush, tropical island filled with flowers and birds and…ewwwww, nature. But my parents, and my friend June’s parents, were likely just thinking of themselves when they booked this joint trip to Kauai.  So what I’m saying is, I don’t remember it at all, and so this trip in particular wherein I am staying in Kauai for fifteen days, I am treating as if it is the first trip to Kauai, because I’m a grown-ass lady and I know what I want.  But let’s…