Why This is the Summer You Need to get to Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is home to a long list of spots that know how to get your attention, but Lower Yosemite Fall is putting on an extended show for visitors this summer. It’s almost August and the waterfalls are still flowing. No one really knows how long they’ll last this year.

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Pretty Places Friday – We Bike Athens

We had explored Ephesus in a heavy thunderstorm, walked in grooves formed by chariot wheels in the streets of Pompeii, thrown a coin in the Trevi Fountain and climbed 414 steps to the top of the Campanile (Giotto’s Tower) for a bird’s-eye view of Florence. As family vacations go, our European adventure was a complete success. Athens was the final stop on a 10-day European cruise aboard Carnival’s new ship, Vista, … Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – We Bike Athens

TBT – Kids in Hawaii – Kaanapali Beach

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

Hotel Review: The Towers at Pacifica

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