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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Lifestyle: For the Wine Lover

I realized I haven’t yet ventured out to Napa for the Fall season. Meaning, I go four times a year, once in late winter, mid Spring, anytime summer, and a trip in October for a glimpse of the harvest season . I love capturing photos of the colorful vineyards blanketing  the rolling hills and acres […]

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Travel: Visit These Pretty Towns in America

Never would I have imagined the truly beautiful towns across America that made it on this list, until I had the chance to travel throughout coastal England and get a glimpse of why it is that some of these very towns in the U.S. were named after those in England. ]

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Travel: Need To Know Before You Go

This post was originally intended for first time travelers to the following handful of destinations – But I realized as I was gathering up the material from here, that, even the seasoned traveler should skim through the need to know before you go  virtual tour(s) – click on photo: {featured image source}

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Boutique Hotel Pick – Hotel Les Roches Rouges By The Sea In France

I have never considered a stay in Saint-Raphaël – along the French Riviera until I stumbled upon this property. Usually I opt for Cannes and take the train from coastal town to the next – in particular having to make a local train to bus transfer in Saint-Raphaël on my way to Saint Tropez.   […]

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Travel: Where To In Europe in 2018

I did a search online for the best places in Europe to travel to  in 2018 and these are some of the destinations to consider, if you have been everywhere else:

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Travel: Trip Planning In Mind

In a months time, some schools will be done for the year, and others a few weeks after that. There are graduations to plan for, and summer activities to be decided for families, couples and friends.  Vacation planning is an activity leading to an activity and if planned well, should be a memorable experience for […]

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Travel: Historic Mansions Turned Hotels

The first time I stayed in a converted mansion into a hotel was in Edinburgh a few years back, and the place, although remodeled, maintained the old charm of the past, even down to the creaky floors and the stained glass windows. Which all felt like I was travelling in time in addition to simply […]

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