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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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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Travel: Past The Summer Madness

Monday morning, with my to-do list in hand,  I decided to ease into the day with a cup of coffee and topics about travel I wanted to share with all of you feeling the same way today. {featured image}

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Travel: Italy’s Exotic Beaches In Off-Season

I hardly believe there is an off-season when it comes to Italy. But if you’ve been, you can actually tell the difference in some parts of the country. Mostly along the coast – the tourists have tapered off and the locals seem to be taking a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle. Enter – […]

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Food: London Vegan Eateries

Before my trip to London for a few days in May, I made a list of restaurants I wanted to try, and out of the list of ten places, we only experienced two – which were mostly based on hype and the food not as spectacular as the menu made it sound to be. So […]

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Travel: To The Most Colorful Destinations

The dreary fog and gray in San Francisco has me longing for color – and this couldn’t have popped up across my computer screen at a better time – World’s 25 most colorful cities and some of my favorites:

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Travel: From Affordable Luxury Vacations to UberBOAT Island hopping

As I stated earlier this week, we are coming to the best travel months of any year – you know, past the summer rush with college students and lots of families and group travelers crowding every city or town, most anywhere in the world. Driving the prices for accommodations to high season rates, and the […]

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Travel: Sea Turtle Hatchling Watch

A decade ago, I was in Hawaii staying at the Sheraton Waikiki Honolulu, where there were statues and images of fully grown sea turtles all throughout the decor in the lobby, and I didn’t understand as to why. Then one day, while napping at poolside, I heard the faint sounds of excited reactions to something. […]

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Food: Beef Empanadas Argentinian Style

There is a place in the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco, that I think serves the best Empanadas – El Porteno. I’m only saying this because I haven’t been to Argentina, nor elsewhere outside of the country that serve up this specialty. The trouble is, I cannot have just one. So I order half […]

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