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5 Reasons San Diego is a Summer Family Vacation Mecca

5 Reasons San Diego is a Summer Family Vacation Mecca

If you are seeking a family vacation retreat this year, then there are lots of tourist locations in the US that are ideal for children. San Diego is one such city, with a huge number of attractions that will entertain both you and the kids. There is a diverse range of accommodations available, including the Hotel del Coronado, which is one of the oldest and most luxurious resorts in the area. If you need other good reasons to visit this wonderful city, here are five top attractions to amaze and thrill your family.

April 10, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
Wouldn’t It Be Cool If They Banned All The Cars From Downtown L.A.?

Wouldn’t It Be Cool If They Banned All The Cars From Downtown L.A.?

Apparently I’m not the only one to think a day without massive traffic congestion and pollution in the middle of Los Angeles would be a good thing! On Sunday, April 15th, L.A. will morph into the longest and largest street fair in the United States.  More than 10 miles of downtown LA strets will be […]

March 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
World’s Top Concert Destinations To Rock Your Summer Vacation

World’s Top Concert Destinations To Rock Your Summer Vacation

Some concert aficionados appreciate more than just whatever band or artist is on stage at the moment. Sometimes it is about the venue itself. It’s not strictly about acoustics either. An argument can be made that a true concert experience is the atmosphere of the venue and the surroundings. No matter how far technology has […]

February 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Take A Romantic California Highway 1 Road Trip For Valentine’s Day

Take A Romantic California Highway 1 Road Trip For Valentine’s Day

This year, rather than rushing to get that perfect reservation, consider planning a little road trip down the California coast, complete with romantic playlists for your MP3 (the modern mix tape) and stops that include rose petals on the bed and chilled champagne. Here are a few tips to plan a trip your honey is sure to love.

January 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

There’s nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that’s been primped and polished to impress all who enter.  While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the winter of 2012 will still see some impressive new additions. […]

January 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Winter Restaurant Weeks 2012 – Our Big List!

Winter Restaurant Weeks 2012 – Our Big List!

Here’s our list of fantastic restaurant week celebrations across the country for 2012.  Just when the winter doldrums have set in, cities across the country want to entice you to get off the couch and experience some memorable meals with friends.  Restaurant weeks typically offer 3 course lunches and dinners at a fraction of the […]

December 22, 2011 | By | Reply More
Holiday Inn-to-Inn Tours With Yummy Sweet Treats!

Holiday Inn-to-Inn Tours With Yummy Sweet Treats!

The holidays are (almost) here! It’s a time to indulge in the sweetness of the season, and what better way than on an inn to inn holiday tour. Merry revelers begin at one festively decorated inn and walk over the river and through the woods following the candy-covered trail to the next one, tasting baked goodies and enjoying wine and food pairings along the way.

November 17, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Book Your Caribbean Vacation and Get A Free Ski Pass Tossed In

Book Your Caribbean Vacation and Get A Free Ski Pass Tossed In

Book your winter vacation at a participating Rock Resorts property by November 20th, you’ll receive the coveted Epic Ski Pass for free!

October 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Thanksgiving Dinner is Served at B&B Thanksgiving Getaways

Thanksgiving Dinner is Served at B&B Thanksgiving Getaways

Thanksgiving brings to mind days of planning a feast filled with turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pecan pie and other goodies followed by hours prepping and cooking (not to mention the cleanup) once the holiday arrives. This year, you can leave all that to the birds. Why not combine the Thanksgiving holiday with some much needed R&R at a bed and breakfast?

October 20, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

New At Disney – Pampered Pets, Hawaii Resort & New Cruise Ports

Disney is definitely on the move and spreading their magic to new places. Here are some new Disney offerings to put on your watch list. With Disney now boasting 4 cruise ships, the Mouse is definitely out and about! Disney Cruise Line is bringing their cruise ships to new home ports all across the United States.

May 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Extreme Teen Adventure Camps That Make Memories For a Lifetime

Extreme Teen Adventure Camps That Make Memories For a Lifetime

When your kids have outgrown swimming at the lake and singing summer camp songs, it’s time to send them on a grand summer adventure that will challenge their mind and body,  shape their futures and spark interest in the world around them. Here are three well respected companies that specialize in exciting and adventurous summer […]

May 2, 2011 | By | Reply More
Wheelchair Accessible Hot Air Ballooning In Sonoma California

Wheelchair Accessible Hot Air Ballooning In Sonoma California

Mobility is no longer a barrier to experiencing the romance of soaring above the picturesque valleys and vineyards of Sonoma County California on a majestic hot air balloon ride.  Up & Away Ballooning has recently acquired a state-of-the-art balloon basket that was custom crafted in England, and accommodates one passenger in a wheelchair and up […]

April 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
Get Steeply Discounted Ski Lift Tickets Online

Get Steeply Discounted Ski Lift Tickets Online

Okay, which one of you asked Santa for snow this winter?  Whoever you are, you certainly got your wish!  With so much snow on the ground, there’s nothing to do but head to the mountains for some record breaking runs. We’ve found a terrific website to help you “ski more and pay less” at Liftopia.com. […]

February 4, 2011 | By | Reply More
The Big List – Restaurant Weeks For Winter 2011

The Big List – Restaurant Weeks For Winter 2011

Shake off your winter doldrums and get out with some friends for a fabulous meal at a great price.  As winter storms sweep across American, we all tend to hibernate leading to boredom and grumpiness.  It’s definitely time to break out for a cozy meal and a few laughs with friends.   Restaurants across the […]

January 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Death Valley Is A Suprisingly Great Sightseeing Tour from Las Vegas

Death Valley Is A Suprisingly Great Sightseeing Tour from Las Vegas

I’m just back from Las Vegas where Clint and I took a one day excursion into Death Valley with Pink Jeep Tours.  We really had a great time and Death Valley turned out to be way more interesting than I had imagined. Here’s a link to my trip report just published on the Huffington Post: […]

December 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
Kids Summer Camps Even Cranky Teens Will Love

Kids Summer Camps Even Cranky Teens Will Love

Finding the perfect summer camp experience for your ever changing child is an ongoing challenge. For many the vision of spending a week embraced by nature, frolicking in spring fed ponds, roasting marshmallows by a fire and singing kitschy camp songs is utopia, for others it conjures visions of torturous boredom.  Fear not… we’ve got […]

May 12, 2010 | By | Reply More
Wild Things You Make My Heart Sing – It's Wildflower Season In The Southwest!

Wild Things You Make My Heart Sing – It's Wildflower Season In The Southwest!

Do you remember the 60’s initiative of former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson to plant wildflowers along the nation’s highways?  It seemed everyone back then was enamored of daisies in their hair and wild things growing in the fields (and some of them got us in trouble!)  Flash forward 50 years and the quest to […]

March 29, 2010 | By | Reply More
Crystal Cove Beach Bungalows Transport You Back To The Golden Days of Early Hollywood

Crystal Cove Beach Bungalows Transport You Back To The Golden Days of Early Hollywood

Tucked between the tony enclaves of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, on California’s sunny southern coast, lies a charming seaside sanctuary dotted with cozy beach bungalows preserved from a bygone era.  More than a dozen Crystal Cove Beach Cottages (located within the Crystal Cove State Park ) have been lovingly restored and are available for […]

March 22, 2010 | By | Reply More
Plan A San Diego Surf Vacation – And Bring Your DOG!

Plan A San Diego Surf Vacation – And Bring Your DOG!

Ever wonder who could learn to surf faster – you or your frisky pup?  Bring the whole family (plus the dog) on vacation to the Loews Coronado Beach Resort in San Diego California and find out! The Loews family of hotels loves pets and has developed imaginative vacation opportunities for travelers who want to bring […]

March 3, 2010 | By | Reply More
Celebrate Chinese New Year With Great Deals In San Francisco

Celebrate Chinese New Year With Great Deals In San Francisco

No city outside of Asia celebrates Chinese New Year with such exuberance and fan fare as San Francisco.  (Over 600,000 firecrackers make quite an impression!)  The entire month of February is dotted with celebrations that culminate with the grand parade and community fair on February 27th.  2010 is the Year of the Tiger with New […]

January 9, 2010 | By | Reply More