Throw Back Thursday – Paella in Spain

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.

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Travel Tuesday – Los Angles with Teens

At some point, most traveling families will find themselves in Los Angeles. Whether it’s for a carefully-planned vacation, or simply an extended layover to take in some sites, having fun in LA is easy. The City of Angels is all about entertainment and they know how to show even the trickiest of teens a good time. Read more at Ciao Bambino Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Los Angles with Teens

Pretty Places Friday – Pacaya Lodge & Spa — Apoyo Lagoon

Overlooking a jungle teeming with wildlife that stretches down to Apoyo Lagoon in the volcanic crater below, Pacaya Lodge & Spa is nicely perched in central Nicaragua, making it an ideal home base for exploring many of nation’s top sites. Calling the village of Catarina home, the lodge is less than an hour’s drive from Augusto C. Sandino International Airport, making it a fabulous alternative … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Pacaya Lodge & Spa — Apoyo Lagoon

window seat view of the islands of Tahiti

Budget-Friendly Tahiti

  Tahiti is one of those bucket list vacations many travelers dream about. But the cost of getting to paradise is changing; one of the newer airlines flying to Tahiti is also surprisingly budget friendly. But it’s a name most American travelers won’t recognize. Low-cost, long-haul airline, French bee now offers non-stop flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Tahiti (PPT) two to three times a … Continue reading Budget-Friendly Tahiti

Travel Tuesday – Lima, Peru

The largest city in Peru, Lima can be a bit overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors. For clients looking to cover a lot of ground in little time, or simply trying to get their bearings, touring by bike comes with an assortment of benefits. Along with crossing several landmarks off the must-see list, rolling through the city gives riders a better feel for Lima’s varied neighborhoods. … Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Lima, Peru

What I Want Saturday

Sea Bags are born as sails and transformed into nautically inspired totes and accessories. Get them at Seabags.

At Sea Bags, “recycled” and “sustainable” are not afterthoughts. Base materials are upcycled from used sails. In addition, 20% of sales of this product – Rose Gold Anchor Handbag – will go to the Maine Cancer Foundation to help fund cancer prevention and treatment programs for all those affected by cancer in Maine.

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Pretty Places Friday – Basking in Big Sur

​It’s so close, yet you feel as though you have traveled a world away. That’s the magic of Big Sur. Spend three hours behind the wheel, past strawberry fields and signs touting the artichoke capital of the world, and this stunning stretch of coastline awaits. With jagged ocean cliffs, mountains that plunge down into water every shade of blue, and towering groves of redwoods, Big … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Basking in Big Sur

Unforgettable Hotels

Located 40 minutes from Los Cabos International Airport, Marina Fiesta is in the thick of downtown Cabo San Lucas on the harbor. The resort features 150 suites that are bigger than the average hotel room. All have a full kitchen or kitchenette, and all have a patio or balcony. An impressive 80 percent of the suites also sport a marina view. Read more HERE.

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Pretty Places Friday – Carneros Resort and Spa Napa

Carneros Resort and Spa is surrounded by vineyards and meadows, but still conveniently located just off Highway 121 in Napa. The property is just a touch more than five miles (eight kilometres) from downtown Napa, where restaurants, shops, art galleries, and close to two dozen wine tasting rooms are waiting. A star-studded list of wineries are within easy driving distance.  Read more HERE.

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