NORTH AMERICA’S MOST EUROPEAN CITY CANADA’S DELIGHTFUL VERSION OF PARIS We’ve had wonderful vacations to most major cities in Canada and after a recent first-time visit to Quebec Province’s Montreal we felt that the country’s second largest city is Canada’s most unique vacation destination. This cosmopolitan […]

Fall Forecast

Temperatures lingering in the 90’s make it hard to consider comfy layers and cute boots, but our local boutiques have us excited about cooler weather and their newly stocked 2014 fall fashions. Ah! Fall! The season of transition; you no longer need to be slightly […]

Haute, Historic and a Bit Hedonistic

ISN’T IT ROMANTIC Honeymoon destinations don’t always have to include palm trees and all-inclusive resorts.  In fact, the post-nuptial road less traveled can be one that is exciting and creative. Let the good times roll! Take New Orleans for example. You won’t find a grain […]

Santa Monica

Still, what Santa Monica does best is provide a luxurious landscape for those yearning to be pampered. You’ll discover a mix of haute and historic attractions with lines often blurred as old buildings and relics receive new leases on life, resulting in swank surroundings and unexpected pleasures. An escape to Santa Monica […]

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CALIFORNIA’S ONLY ISLAND RESORT GETAWAY Santa Catalina Island is an extremely popular vacation destination for Southern California residents and should definitely be considered more seriously by us Northerners. A few of our older readers may remember the lyrics, “26 miles across the sea Santa Catalina […]

Costa Rica

Get lost in a country possessing deep rainforests, vast farmlands, and breathtaking beach views. Costa Rica is a truly beautiful country, inside and out. The simplicity evokes an atmosphere generating a relaxing and dreamy mood. As natives greet you with “Pura Vida,” they remind all […]

Pacifica: A Little Known Beach Getaway Gem

Imagine you have out-of-state houseguests asking where they can go to experience a small ocean beach town here in Northern California. It has happened to us, and our current recommendation of Pacifica may surprise some. You might expect us to mention Santa Cruz or Half Moon Bay, and both are great choices and probably better known. […]

Viaggio Winery

Viaggio Winery By Kelly Pollard Located in the heart of Lodi’s famed wine region, Viaggio Estate and Winery offers a chic tasting experience in an elegant setting along the Mokelumne River. The land formerly belonged to Taddei Walnut Farm and offers a property made for […]

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Western British Columbia

Beautiful Victoria and Vancouver have long been on our bucket list for an extended stay, and a few months ago we fulfilled that dream. We’ve been to both cities for brief cruise stops but never fully explored the regions. Our gaffe! A few folks suggested we should also consider checking out Richmond’s culinary scene, the nearby revitalized fishing town of Steveston, and Whistler’s famous resort area. […]

8 Hours in Downtown Lodi

Do you ever feel like escaping for a day? Do a Ferris Bueller Day Off and take a day for yourself? Leave the laundry, ditch the housework, call off sick (can moms do that?!) and take a day for yourself. You don’t need to travel far… Our Central Valley towns and districts hold enough character and charm to keep you occupied all day. […]

Stockton Symphony Holiday Pops

Behind only the San Francisco Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Stockton Symphony takes the title for California’s third-oldest performing orchestra. Dating back to its origin in 1926, the Stockton Symphony continues to deliver spectacular holiday performances year after year. Audiences are always in for […]

Santa Sightings

Decorating a tree, sipping from a steaming cup of hot cocoa or baking holiday cookies to the merry tunes of Bing Crosby…this list wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see the jolliest man of the holiday season. Make this year more magical by catching […]

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