There was a time when spending the weekend in the mountains meant roughing it. Rustic can mean many things, but luxury isn’t typically one of them. Lucky for folks visiting Lake Tahoe, The Ritz-Carlton is anything but typical. Read more HERE. Continue reading Unforgettable Hotels – The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
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.Continue reading “Pretty Places Friday – Carneros Resort and Spa Napa”
If you’re looking for quick getaway, think Carmel. Just a couple hours in the car from San Francisco and you can play in the sand, do some serious shopping and drink good wine. But where should you stay? Carmel is chock full of great options for every taste. Read more HERE. Continue reading Five Cool and Comfy Carmel, CA Hotels
We’re eating breakfast at a table topped with white linen, overlooking 3,200 acres of Ecuador’s Choco-Andean cloud forest. A colorful Choco toucan chirps in a nearby tree. “Nothing is impossible,” says our guide, Anderson, and I am inclined to believe him. Read more HERE.Continue reading “Travel Tuesday – Ecuadorian Rainforest”
Pismo Beach and its neighbor Oceano are cities on California’s Central Coast. It’s known for its wineries and many beaches. Oceano Dunes is the only place in California to camp and drive right on the beach. The name Pismo comes from the Chumash language word for tar, which was gathered from tar springs in Price Canyon near Pismo Beach. The tar was a valuable product which the Chumash Indians used … Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Pismo Beach / Oceano Dunes
Snorkeling provides one of the best opportunities to watch wildlife in the Galapagos Islands. Granted, I’ll admit I have a thing for being in the water, every time you put on a mask and snorkel you are rewarded in the Galapagos. Unlike diving it doesn’t require any special training or certification, you just need to be comfortable in the water.. Continue reading “Snorkeling the Galapagos Islands”
After years of being off limits, Cuba is open to American travelers. But questions still remain about planning a trip.
The idea of traveling to Cuba can be overwhelming. It’s different than anywhere else in the Caribbean. It’s confusing, but it’s doable. There are just some things you need to know.
Camping is a summertime must-do for many folks.
The list of things to love about enjoying the great outdoors is long, but the preparation takes a great deal of work, and the roughing it part, basically that sleeping on the ground thing, rules out camping for a number of folks.
For most folks a trip to Yellowstone National Park, is what summer vacations are made for. But winter has some perks worth considering when planning your next park adventure.