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Celebrating Women Chefs and Restauranteurs in San Francisco

Celebrating Women Chefs and Restauranteurs in San Francisco

Ah, San Francisco, city on the Bay. As I walk down Powell Street past my hotel, The Sir Francis Drake, the clang of the cable cars reminds me that I am indeed in San Francisco. What a joy to be here for the 20th anniversary of the founding of the organization Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. […]

February 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Travel Book Review – Lonely Planet’s Cooks, Clowns, and Cowboys is a Winner!

Travel Book Review – Lonely Planet’s Cooks, Clowns, and Cowboys is a Winner!

Today it is my great pleasure to write a travel book review for Lonely Planet’s newly published, Cooks, Clowns and Cowboys – 101 Skills and Experiences to Discover on Your Travels. A travel book review can sometimes be a chore trying to put a new spin on a typical compilation of ‘must-see’ sites and reviews […]

February 20, 2013 | By | Reply More
Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Wildwoods Lodge of Maine – Snowmobile and ATV Nirvana

Now that winter has arrived in earnest and snow blankets the hills and valleys of New England, it’s time to don your winter woolies and venture out to make long lasting family memories in the snow. Last fall we visited an amazing outdoor sports wonderland tucked in the woods of Brownville Maine – close to […]

February 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
Snowboarding in Oz – Australia Offers Year-Round Boarding Fun

Snowboarding in Oz – Australia Offers Year-Round Boarding Fun

Start talking about ski towns and snowboard destinations and “the usual suspects” would include the Swiss Alps, the French Alps and Aspen in the United States. But… Australia? You might find this hard to believe, but this continent also has areas that allow snowboarding, particularly in the southern states of New South Wales and Victoria. […]

February 12, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cuddle and Bubble on a Romantic B&B Getaway

Cuddle and Bubble on a Romantic B&B Getaway

Love is in the air. But, do work schedules, kids’ appointments or the never-ending alerts sounding off from your smartphone have you and your loved one running circles around each another? Maybe it’s time to stop, take a deep breath and get back to basics this Valentine’s Day. If you’re not sure how, let Cupid […]

February 8, 2013 | By | Reply More
Looking For A Great Seaside Vacation? – Try Texas!

Looking For A Great Seaside Vacation? – Try Texas!

Looking for a new beach destination?  Check out Kemah and Galveston Texas for Your Next Seaside Vacation Having lived in Texas all my life I have much to say about our beaches, not all of it good. However in the last few years the two large hurricanes we have had have washed away many of […]

January 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
Guide To Visiting Las Vegas With Kids

Guide To Visiting Las Vegas With Kids

Travel Tips for parents planning to travel to Las Vegas with their children So you’re traveling to Las Vegas… and with kids! I have some amazing tips on traveling to Las Vegas for parents. First of all, select where you are staying carefully. Las Vegas has some of the world’s best hotels. I always suggest […]

January 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Other Face Of Greece – Ski Resorts!

The Other Face Of Greece – Ski Resorts!

A Quick Guide To The Best Ski Resorts Close to Athens Greece Believe it or not, skiing is a popular activity in Greece! Do not let those brochures and flyers of the deep blue Mediterranean waters fool you into thinking that this is all there is to Greece. You only need to look at the […]

January 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Dozen Fun and Imaginative Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day

A Dozen Fun and Imaginative Ways To Celebrate Valentines Day

We’ll make sure you look for love in all the right places with – A Dozen Red-Hot Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Has Valentine’s Day been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates off the store shelf and picking up a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line?  Confess, romance has taken second […]

January 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 Brilliant Family Days-Out in Cheshire England

5 Brilliant Family Days-Out in Cheshire England

Looking for family-friendly days out that suit everyone isn’t always easy. Leaving kids to sit around the house all day at the weekend or during school holidays isn’t great either. If you are looking for days out the whole family can enjoy, the north west of England has a good number of places they will […]

January 14, 2013 | By | Reply More
A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

A Merry MunchThrough Beautiful Strasbourg – An Alsace Trip Report

I am so happy to be back in Alsace, especially here in Strasbourg. I have not been here since the 90’s when while teaching at Boston Latin Academy, I was part of a French teacher exchange hosted by the Boston Public Schools and the Boston Strasbourg Sister City Association of which I am a trustee. This […]

January 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Running With The Bulls, A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adrenaline Rush

Running With The Bulls, A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adrenaline Rush

In Pamplona, Spain, one of the most unique events in the world takes place each July.  The Running of the Bulls which has made Pamplona famous worldwide, is known as encierro in Spanish and means to lock up or to pen. There have been many videos and many documentaries done on this tradition, usually showing […]

January 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Guide to Planning a Road Trip to the Best Vineyards in Australia

Guide to Planning a Road Trip to the Best Vineyards in Australia

Too often, visitors to Australia see only the main attractions, missing the amazing views of the more rural countryside. One of the best ways to truly experience the sights, sounds, and flavors Australia has to offer, is to go on a vineyard themed road trip across the outback. Over the last decade, Australian wines have […]

December 24, 2012 | By | Reply More
Survival Guide For Visiting Disney With A Baby

Survival Guide For Visiting Disney With A Baby

My Disney Survival Guide for Parents with Babies I know lots of parents worry about bringing their baby to Disney, thinking of it as an amusement parks for young children, but Disney does a great job catering to the smallest guests, making it a trip the whole family can enjoy. Attractions Disney is full of […]

December 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Most Beautiful Vineyards

The World’s Five Most Beautiful Vineyards   A holiday to a wine resort is one sure-fire way of guaranteeing a good time. Wine inexplicably tastes better when you’re drinking it whilst admiring the vines that created it. Of course, with good wine, comes good food and luxurious accommodation. And then there’s the educational aspect of […]

December 3, 2012 | By | Reply More
Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Take The Kids On A Fossil Hunting Adventure In Great Britain

Prehistoric Britain – Great places to take the kids fossil hunting If you’re looking for a bit of a different family outing next summer, why not go fossil hunting? The UK is absolutely packed to the rafters with fossils and it isn’t just trained archaeologists that can go hunting for them – you too can […]

November 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
Snorkeling With Whale Sharks, The Gentle Giants of Oslob Philippines

Snorkeling With Whale Sharks, The Gentle Giants of Oslob Philippines

Discovering The Gentle Giants of Oslob, Cebu There’s no doubt that Cebu is one of the most visited places here in the Philippines for locals and travellers alike. So, when opportunity knocked, we grabbed it and headed off to see what Cebu has to offer. Since it’s our first time we went to the usual […]

November 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
6 Weird and Wonderful Things To Do in New Zealand

6 Weird and Wonderful Things To Do in New Zealand

Only In New Zealand! – Wonderfully Weird Things to Do I’m one of those oddball guys who enjoy trying the weird and wonderful and this carries over whenever I go on a vacation. I try to stay well clear from the usual tourist traps and head for places which offer unique experiences that I’ll remember […]

November 5, 2012 | By | Reply More
“The Ultimate Driving Experience” – Memorable or Forgetable?

“The Ultimate Driving Experience” – Memorable or Forgetable?

60-Minute Ultimate Driving Experience Trip Report: Extreme Excitement or Ultimate Disappointment? The old adage, “if it is too good to be true, it usually is” certainly applied to the 60-Minute Ferrari Super Car Driving Experience offered by Groupon.   Looking for the perfect gift for my husband I quickly hit the purchase button.   Unfortunately, the entire […]

November 2, 2012 | By | Reply More
Maui’s Most Romantic Sites To Take Your Breath Away

Maui’s Most Romantic Sites To Take Your Breath Away

Hawaii feels made for romance with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, exotic flowers, Polynesian culture and a laid-back vibe. Sure, you can spend all day at the beach near your resort or near one of the many Hawaii villa rentals, but if you are like my husband and me, you’ll want to do some exploring.  […]

November 1, 2012 | By | Reply More