beach, bluff and The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Where to Linger Longer – The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

beach, bluff and The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Set on the rugged Northern California coast, overlooking the Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay features 261 rooms. The only oceanfront resort in the San Francisco Bay Area, the resort is just 30 minutes from the San Francisco International Airport but it feels like it’s a world away.

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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

Pretty Places Friday – Farmhouse Inn

Set on six acres in Sonoma County wine country is the Farmhouse Inn, which has mastered the perfect way to end a busy day of wine tasting. Get pampered at the chic spa, have dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant set in a restored late-1800s farmhouse, and feel like a kid again making S’mores under a star-filled sky. Read more HERE. Continue reading Pretty Places Friday – Farmhouse Inn

Unforgettable Hotels – New Stomping Grounds

Three reimagined motels blend wine country luxury with roadside nostalgia

Northern California. Each of The Astro’s 34 rooms and suites is decked out in Mid-Century Modern furniture from the early ’60s, when the original motel was built. Can’t live without one of those pieces from your room? Buy it, and the staff will arrange shipping. The hotel, which reopened in January, has also become a cycling hub. Day manager Sam Hamby, who goes by the title of “bike somm,” helps guests pick local trails and assembles and repairs bikes, including the hotel’s fleet of rental Shinolas. Read more HERE.

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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

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

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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