Dock & Dine In The Beautiful Newport Harbor—Just In Time For Summer Fun!

Motoring around the Newport Harbor is an idyllic adventure. The charming homes line the waterfront promenades, the seals are barking, pelicans are gliding above, and we smile and wave at our fellow boaters and kayak paddlers. And boating often turns to dining in one form or another. Here we find 12  great choices for “dock side” dining  … Read More

A Perfect 3-Day Getaway To Central Coast & Carmel

Here We Come Fun! We have not found a better way to relax than to just “press pause” for a few days. We find three days is the perfect number. We can easily book Riley at the dog-sitter for a short stay, we don’t have to make a hundred phone calls or reservations and our  … Read More

One Of The Oldest Restaurants In Europe “La Couronne”

La Couronne in Rouen, France- Auberge La Couronne in Rouen on the du Vieux Marche was established in 1345. A long roll of parchment dating from 1364 provides the authenticity of the deeds. It was a tavern providing food and drink to weary travelers and locals alike. It is regarded as being the oldest restaurant  … Read More

Craving A Summer Poolside Concert? Or Perhaps A Stay-Cation in Carlsbad?

This article focuses on two wonderful summer events…1) Summer Concert Series By The Pool, and 2) A Stay-Cation at a gem of a resort in Carlsbad! Whether it’s just for a two-hour poolside concert, or a quick overnight getaway, you can resort to some incredible fun at the Cape Rey Carlsbad- A Hilton Resort! Listen  … Read More

Los Angeles Travel Show— Today Sunday 2/28/16 in Long Beach!

The Los Angeles Travel Show this weekend in Long Beach. I attended all day Saturday and it is open all day today Sunday as well. Dance performances, Cooking Demonstrations, Panel Discussions, and Presentations from some of my favorite travel talents—Rick Steves, Samantha Brown, and today Sunday Peter Greenberg! Always full of great insights I will  … Read More

Behind The Kitchen Door- On A Danube River Cruise

A One-On-One Interview – With The Charming Executive Chef Jozsef Lado I recently returned from a fabulous trip in Europe. This trip began, as most do, in Paris. Indeed, there will be many more articles on that in the months to come, including visits to the oldest restaurant in Europe and Paris! After Paris, we  … Read More

How To Do Machu Picchu Without Killing Yourself!

  We start in Lima, Peru. We made plans to tour Lima, and then travel to Machu Picchu via a short flight to Cusco. Our cruise concluded with four more days at sea, and arrived in Lima, Peru. This was a very large port, with cargo ships to the left and right. In the days  … Read More

Discovering The “Hidden Gems” Of Newport Beach

Like shiny pebbles found in the sand, this town is glistening with hidden gems. Discover some of our favorite spots that make Newport Beach truly a “one-of-a-kind” destination. From fine dining to exceptional shopping, premier service and natural wonders of the sea & shore, this town is a fine balance of elegance, charm, and iconic  … Read More

Living Like a Local In Italy—Means Cooking With The Chefs!

Living Like A Local- Even though it was only for a week, we so enjoyed our time in a 19th Century Villa adjacent to a winery in the hills of Umbria. The winery next door is a family run operation and a fabulous resource for our stay. We visited Poggio Bertaio Winery enjoying  a private tour of  … Read More

Island Hotel Newport Beach Unveils An Elegant Club Lounge

Island Hotel Newport Beach Unveils An Elegant Club Lounge For Busy Travelers Who Enjoy The Finer Things In Life Island Hotel Newport Beach is showcasing a new luxury hotel “club lounge” experience.  The 2,000-square-foot Island Club lounge is on the hotel’s 20th floor offering expansive views of the Newport Bay and Fashion Island below.  This  … Read More