The city of San Francisco is known around the world, but cross the Golden Gate Bridge and in less than an hour’s drive you can leave city life behind. Home to the West Coast’s only national seashore, West Marin is may be best known for its beaches, but there’s plenty here for folks not interested in getting their feet sandy.
British Columbia’s Vancouver and Whistler have always been popular getaway spots, but if you’re willing venture a bit off the beaten path everything from beaches and waterfalls, to mineral hot springs are waiting for you during the fall season in the Kootenay Rockies.
Surfing is the state sport of California. And last year, the Assembly and Senate passed a Resolution designating September 20th as California Surfing Day. But if you’re really looking to celebrate all things surfing, a road trip, might be in order.
I typically don’t have to work very hard to convince folks that Maui is a good vacation spot. But during the summer, Kā‘anapali Beach really stands out for folks who like to be on the water.
Mention Ka’anapali Beach to my teenagers and a smile immediately comes to their faces. In its simplest terms, this stretch of Maui is a happy place for traveling families. Its sand, sun and warm surf are all popular with swimmers and friendly sea turtles. A family could easily spend days along Ka’anapali Beach, either without a set plan or packed chock-full of activities from sunup to sundown. My advice? … Continue reading TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach
The differences, however, are noticeable from the inside. The 47 guestrooms and suites in The Towers at Pacifica draw inspiration from their desert-meets-beach setting. Suites will offer a spacious living and dining room area, complete with a table that seats four and an eye-catching Edison-bulb chandelier. Wood tones and creams prevail, but fun pops of color will be added by pillows on the sofa and … Continue reading Hotel Review: The Towers at Pacifica
Set on black sand Lafayette Beach, Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort is a 15-minute or so drive from downtown Papeete. All of its 91 rooms and suites boast an ocean view.
Imagine staying in a bungalow steps off the beach in Tahiti. Now imagine it on a budget. It’s possible at Moorea Beach Lodge.
We’ve all see the pictures of gorgeous overwater bungalows with outdoor showers and windows that let you watch fish swimming below. At Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa the images come to life, delivering everything you’ve dreamed about and more.
Eating in a foreign country can be the highlight of your trip, or it can be the downfall. Picky eaters are what they are, but don’t let them stop you from dabbling in a little culinary adventure. It might just be the best thing that happens to your kid’s diet since peanut butter.Continue reading “Throw Back Thursday – Paella in Spain”