Travel: For The Romance of Winter or Simple Hibernation

There is definitely a romantic feel to winter travel, even if in some places snow and freezing temps are involved. The idea of cozying up with your loved one, or not, but instead tucked under a blanket in front of the fireplace, travel in winter is wonderful, especially to destinations with the ideal accommodations from […]

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Holiday Series: Gift Ideas For the Traveler

That would be me – the traveler, so I figured I’d kick off my holiday gift idea series with some ideal gifts for the traveler in your life or the ones you are trying to introduce the idea to – that travelling is probably one of the best experience any human can have in their […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Beaverbrook Hotel, Surrey, England

In recent years I’ve fallen in love with the English countryside, which is where I was 20 years ago, dreaming of owning a cottage in England somewhere. I suppose I’ve made full circle. You see twenty years or so ago, I was walking about a street fair in San Francisco, and I noticed a set […]

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Travel: November Deals to Consider

In some parts of the world, November is still the best time to travel, while others, although a bit chilly with a chance of snow, may be the most romantic and a refreshing alternative to the busy season. It all depends on what it is you’re looking for in November travels: {Disneyland photo source}

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Travel: Best Bakeries in Paris

I have a very deep-rooted connection to France – and in the past have very seriously considered relocating there – using the reason that I need to get to know family on my father’s side spread across the country.  But really – it’s because I feel that I have lived a past life in Paris. […]

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Travel: The Grass Is Greener in Norway

You know when you live in a big or one getting bigger than desired by a local, with construction work taking place in every corner, freeways, byways, suburban neighborhoods, reroutes, detours, traffic, craziness and overpricing of even the simplest bagel/cream cheese sandwich, you feel the need to escape – to somewhere like…Norway and all its […]

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Travel: Chasing Fall Foliage

I’ve noticed the changing of the leaves in a subtle way, here in San Francisco and from the looks of this map, we are not due to full on changing of the leaves until – well – perhaps November or never?   Although I doubt that. Because I have seen a dozen or so maple leaf […]

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Travel: Places to Visit in November

Right about now, you’ve realized that you haven’t taken a proper holiday or vacation this year, and it is almost October. So you think perhaps you’ve missed your chance to go, but according to this list, November has its perks for travel to these amazing destinations:  So get busy and book a trip.

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Belmond La Residencia – Mallorca, Spain

I can’t say it enough – October is a wonderful time to travel and with the need of taking a week or so to simply unplug, you may want to consider Mallorca, Spain and this spectacular boutique hotel, which is  wonderful anniversary present, or a honeymoon destination or just because. I mean really, what more […]

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Travel: October Destinations

If I could drop everything for a year simply to travel the world, I would. In a heart beat. In a blink of an eye. In a split of a second and all other  clichés you wish to insert here, to convey my dedication to traveling. I consider it a wonderful addiction that only some of you […]

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