Travel: Quick Getaways No Matter Where You Are In the World

My friends who live in the UK have decided to go to Italy for a few days, over the Thanksgiving holiday. I found this news amusing, only because while we, in the continental U.S. plan for family get-together across the country for Thanksgiving, she and her husband plan to do a weekend getaway. And then […]

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My First EATALY Visit was…

The craze for the newly opened EATALY in Los Angeles caused such a stir they had to close it for the day to reassess how best to proceed. Which makes for even more demand to go and see the location on Santa Monica Boulevard and experience the concept of all sorts of eateries under one […]

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Travel: Best Countries to Visit 2017 and 2018

I couldn’t resist comparing these lists – when it comes to suggestions offered up by various  travel sites about where to travel next. In 2017 – Conde Nast Traveler suggested these destinations: Canada American Mid-West Cuba Bermuda Athens Scotland Scandinavian Countries (Norway, Finland, Sweden) Portugal Croatia Jerusalem New Zealand Tokyo Zimbabwe Rawanda Buenos Aires Chilean […]

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Travel: America Made

I enjoy tourists – especially the ones that arrive in San Francisco in October – because they are well-travelled enough to know October and early November is the ideal time to visit the city. The ones that make the trip across any body of water tend to plan an entire trip across the country. And […]

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Travel: Scottish Lodging for the Winter Traveler

There is a list of lodge recommends from here that might be worth your while if you are planning a trip to this beautiful country during the winter months. Consider the following: Log Cabins in Skye Ness Castle Lodges, Inverness Cameron Lodge, Loch Lomond Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodge, Balmaha Piper Dam near Dundee for Hagmanay […]

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Travel: Best Breakfast in San Francisco Past the Tourist Trap

San Francisco is an easy city to explore on foot, or a bus, or Uber or any means to get past all the tourist areas and the best way to plan it, is to start out with breakfast to some of my favorite and tested spots  in my city and the rest of the list […]

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Travel: Is Still A Good Idea

This year I switch my travels abroad to March instead of the usual October trip I take every year, and believe me I regret that decision. But only because it is now October, and my brain is programmed for Europe. Now since most of my friends are smartly taking their holidays or vacations for a […]

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Travel: October Onward

Believe it or not this is the best time to travel – past the summer craziness. Airfares are reasonable, destinations are less crowded, and the cooling air make it a pleasant stay even the hottest of locations. So I am going to share the interesting of finds online regarding travel. Maybe I’ll slow down or […]

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Travel: Ireland In All Its Glory

A friend of mine just came back from Ireland, and based on all the photos she posted through the usual means – Instagram, Facebook, I couldn’t help myself but hit like on her posts. So in honor of my friend and her husband taking their first trip together abroad and enjoying every bit of it, […]

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Travel And Other Topics

I don’t know what possessed me to watch Father of the Bride last night. The one with Steve Martin, not the classic tale from 1950 with Spencer Tracy.   Anyway, back in 1991 when the film was first shown, I watched it with a different perspective.  So, when I watched it again a few nights […]

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