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

Throwback Thursday – Grab Your Pillow and Dive In

It’s like walking into a fantasy world. Ocean-filled tanks bigger than a house, filled with sea creatures all the colors of the rainbow. So close, you feel as though you could reach out and pet a seahorse or splash a fast moving sea otter. A visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium has all the makings of the perfect day. Until you realize, a lot of … Continue reading Throwback Thursday – Grab Your Pillow and Dive In

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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Throw Back Thursday – Polar Bear Capital

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Churchill, Manitoba, Canada — We were standing in line waiting to pay for an order of poutine when the guy behind the counter at Gypsy’s turned to my teenage daughter and said, “Do me a favor.” Before she could respond, he handed her his cell phone. “When they answer, tell them their order is ready,” and without hesitation, he headed to the dining room to deliver food. Read more HERE

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