My 2013 Travel Year in Review

Wow. Writing this seems tougher than I thought as it has been a year of many ups and downs. The ups have included the continued health of my father, the blessing of my three children, my two sisters and my brother along with my amazing work and passion that has come together and brought so many incredible opportunities my way.  I have spent so much time learning and thinking about gratitude this year. I am so very thankful.

Here’s a little tour into my 2013 travel year in review. I am so grateful to have experienced all of these breathtaking views and places and the many fabulous people who I have met along the way. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2014!  The photo above was taken at Jade Mountain in St. Lucia early last month.

Me while at CBS in Los Angeles

Kayaking in Phoenix

Le Sereno in St. Barts

Disneyland in California

Me on Fox & Friends in New York

Palmilla in Cabo

Esperanza in Cabo

Scrub Island British Virgin Islands

Peter Island British Virgin Islands

Salamander Resort & Spa in Virginia

Rancho Valencia in San Diego

Sugar Beach in St. Lucia

Turks and Caicos

Fairmont Lake Louise in Canada

Coconut Crusted French Toast

My summer has been amazing, and last week I was beyond lucky to be in the British Virgin Islands at Peter Island Resort & Spa. It was definitely a bucket list trip, and one of the most relaxing and incredible places I have ever been. The beauty, service, and food at Peter Island is indescribable. On my last day, I had to try their signature breakfast dish, Jean Kelley’s Coconut Crusted French Toast.  When I got home, I asked for the recipe, and I could not wait to share with y’all. Jean, a native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has been with Peter Island Resort for over twenty years. Jean embodies the soul and passion of the true Peter Island service. Jean never forgets a guest regardless of how many years have passed between their visits. They say if  you leave Peter Island without trying one of Jean’s Coconut Crusted French Toast or cookies, you haven’t really experienced the island. Jean is also told by many repeat guests that she keeps them coming back year after year. Peter Island is fortunate to have employees like Jean who shows their dedication to delight every guest ever day, one at a time. I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I did, and put Peter Island on your travel list!