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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Wildlife Photography Admired

On the flight from London to San Francisco last May, I sat one seat away from a man who was editing photographs on his computer. Which I could have sworn were taken for National Geographic Magazine. I meant to ask him if he were a famous photographer or just an amateur like myself, always in […]

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Travel: Behind The Scene Stories

When I watch a film or a television series, I always feel the need to know the behind the scene stories. Such as, why the actors chose to portray the role, the budget for the film, whether the story is accurate or simply a made up one, and all other trivia to get well-rounded perspective […]

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Travel: Places to Go for Thanksgiving

It occurred to me over the weekend,  that some would rather go away for the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, then plan a family dinner get-together. Which is fine. And for that reason, or actually for any reason to plan a getaway in the next coming months, there is a list of 19 destinations here, from which […]

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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: 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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