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Outskirts: Escape to Catalina Island by Penny Williams

Penny-
Your photo is really amazing and I love the article (http://52perfectdays.com/articles/escape-catalina-island)
I have two questions. Is the boat ride smooth or rough? i.e. dramamine necessary? My second question is about the Avalon Hotel. Would it work for a romantic weekend away? I am planning a getaway to surprise my boyfriend.

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