From steep cliffs and stunning coastline, to famous wine regions, New Zealand offers a colorful variety of surprises.
New Zealand doesn’t get the credit it deserves. As a vacation destination, most folks don’t have pre-conceived notions about any big ticket items, or automatic must-dos while there. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. It just means that New Zealand good at keeping secrets.
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Folks come from all around the world to see Big Sur. Now that the Highway 1 detour is gone, it’s a good inspiration to revisit this great stretch of Northern California’s backyard.
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There are so many things to love about Sydney, Australia. It’s the type of place you can go back to again and again and find something new every time. But for the first-time visitor, there are some must-dos that stand out, get you out, and keep you moving.
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When planning a vacation, sometimes you know exactly what you’ll find when you arrive. But sometimes destinations can offer unexpected, surprises or extras you never imagined. Even when you’ve done your research, sometimes you have to see a place, to believe it. Dubai is one of those places.
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If you want quick and easy, with plenty of sunshine, it’s tough to go wrong with a trip to Cabo San Lucas.
Flights are plentiful. Cruise ships love Cabo San Lucas. My cruise out of Long Beach, California (near Los Angeles) with Carnival Cruise Line came with two days in port in Cabo. That left plenty of time for the beach or one of the many of tours and activities. For obvious reasons, many are tied to the water and the coast. Continue reading “Escape to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico”
Seeing new places is what travel is all about. Visiting somewhere new to you typically comes with a sense of excitement. But if you’re up for a little adventure, you can reap big rewards by taking your sightseeing to new heights.
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From sea lions to swimming lizards, everything you’ve heard about the Galapagos Islands is true. It’s a once in a lifetime trip.
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Wine, beaches, hiking, good eats like fresh Dungeness crab.
Now, that I’ve got your attention.. let’s dig into Oregon’s Central Coast…
The hop to Portland is an easy one for Bay Area folks. Most folks will fly into Portland. From there it takes about two hours to get to the Central Coast.
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Big cities have big name recognition with travelers, especially when planning a once-in-a-lifetime type trip to a destination like Europe. But getting out of town, and leaving those well-known cities behind, can come with big benefits.
Paris, London, Rome and Amsterdam. They’re all big cities, and even if you’ve never been, you tend to know a decent amount about them. Leave city limits – and all bets are off. But in Amsterdam, that’s a good thing.
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It’s that time of year again. Fall is here. Kids are back in school. Not ready to say goodbye to summer?
Just visit spots where you can make a splash and feel like it’s summer all year round.
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