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Take a San Francisco Hornblower Cruise for Fabulous Bay Lights and Fireworks

Take a San Francisco Hornblower Cruise for Fabulous Bay Lights and Fireworks

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 01, 2016

I've lived in San Francisco for quite awhile now and still had never taken a cruise on the bay. Recently, I was invited on a Hornblower Cruise to celebrate the lighting of the Bay Bridge, which is an event that happened ...

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Transformational Guide to Getting Fit & Staying Fit Over 40!

Transformational Guide to Getting Fit & Staying Fit Over 40!

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 26, 2016

Getting Fit and Staying Fit over 40 isn't easy and what used to "do the trick" doesn't seem to work anymore. Truth be told, I was born an athlete. I was obsessed with kick the can after dinner on school ...

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The Xinzhu Air Show in Taiwan

The Xinzhu Air Show in Taiwan

by MJ Klein on Jan 22, 2016

Who doesn’t love air shows? So when we heard about the air show at the Xinzhu Airforce Base, we had to go!  Here are a few photo highlights of our experience.   From the drop off point, there was rather ...

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Wellness Makes Big Splash at New York Times Travel Show

Wellness Makes Big Splash at New York Times Travel Show

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 18, 2016

 This year's New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javit's Center in New York seemed to be busier than ever on opening day Saturday January 9. For the first time, The New York Times Travel Show created a Pavilion entirely ...

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WBTW Round-Up of the 2016 New York Times Travel Show

WBTW Round-Up of the 2016 New York Times Travel Show

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 13, 2016

I missed last year's New York Times Travel Show since we were about to embark on a 5 week long journey cross country -- our hashtag for the tour was #WBTWxAmerica for those interested in seeing photos on Twitter, Facebook ...

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North America

Take a San Francisco Hornblower Cruise for Fabulous Bay Lights and Fireworks

Take a San Francisco Hornblower Cruise for Fabulous Bay Lights and Fireworks

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 01, 2016

I've lived in San Francisco for quite awhile now and still had never taken ...

Little River Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Mendocino County

Little River Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Mendocino County

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 30, 2016

Those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area are likely familiar ...

Europe

Edinburgh, For Festivals, Castles & Lunch with Nessie

Edinburgh, For Festivals, Castles & Lunch with Nessie

by Robert Schrader on Feb 09, 2016

I always keep a running list of places I want to visit, so when ...

Learning How To Make Swedish Brown Bread

Learning How To Make Swedish Brown Bread

by Jessica Festa on Feb 07, 2016

In the late 1800s, along with millions of other immigrants, my great-great grandparents made ...

Lodging

5 Transformative Hotels & Stays For Your Bucket List

5 Transformative Hotels & Stays For Your Bucket List

by Jessica Festa on Jan 31, 2016

At its most basic, a rented room only requires four walls and a place to sleep; but for those looking to have a memorable vacation, shouldn’t this also include the accommodation? This round-up highlights a variety of properties providing immersive stays; experiential hotels where you’ll ...

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Little River Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Mendocino County

Little River Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Mendocino County

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 30, 2016

Those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area are likely familiar with Mendocino although you may never have thought of it as a weekend escape. I've been a few times now over the years and it is ...

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Mendocino’s Brewery Gulch Inn, a Cozy Romantic Getaway

Mendocino's Brewery Gulch Inn, a Cozy Romantic Getaway

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 21, 2016

Imagine a rustic inn with views like this one, but with all the amenities and coziness of home on the shores of northern California. Enter the Brewery Gulch Inn in Mendocino California, which contrary to it's name, doesn't have a brewery ...

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Hip & Authentic New York State Hotels for Winter Getaways

Hip & Authentic New York State Hotels for Winter Getaways

by Jessica Tiare Bowen on Jan 18, 2016

We did a little research on hotels we'd love to explore in 2016 in New York State and came up with a wish list for those we'd like to take a closer look at for those long weekend getaways, all ...

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Stay in Luxury European Hotels For Less This Year

Stay in Luxury European Hotels For Less This Year

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 16, 2016

If you’re planning your travels for this year, you’ll be glad to know that the Corinthia Hotels Annual Sale is on again for 2016. The sale went live on January 11, 2016 and extends through March 24, 2016, offering guests who book ...

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Arts

Take a San Francisco Hornblower Cruise for Fabulous Bay Lights and Fireworks

Take a San Francisco Hornblower Cruise for Fabulous Bay Lights and Fireworks

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 01, 2016

I've lived in San Francisco for quite awhile now and still had never taken ...

5 Things To Do In Goa India, Off the Beach

5 Things To Do In Goa India, Off the Beach

by Mariellen Ward on Jan 27, 2016

TINY, TROPICAL GOA, on the south west coast of India, was an obligatory stop ...

Food/Wine

Learning How To Make Swedish Brown Bread

Learning How To Make Swedish Brown Bread

by Jessica Festa on Feb 07, 2016

In the late 1800s, along with millions of other immigrants, my great-great grandparents made ...

Little River Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Mendocino County

Little River Inn, a Romantic Getaway in Mendocino County

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 30, 2016

Those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area are likely familiar ...

Asia

5 Transformative Hotels & Stays For Your Bucket List

5 Transformative Hotels & Stays For Your Bucket List

by Jessica Festa on Jan 31, 2016

At its most basic, a rented room only requires four walls and a place to ...

Cruisin’ up the Mekong River in Cambodia

Cruisin' up the Mekong River in Cambodia

by Carol Rolnick on Jan 27, 2016

Tuk tuks, covered carts attached to a motorcycle, are a major and relatively inexpensive ...

Pacific

Having Fun With Some of the Top Australian Craft Beers

Having Fun With Some of the Top Australian Craft Beers

by Jessica Festa on Oct 29, 2015

As an Australian who travels constantly, I am always amused when people abroad assume ...

Adventurous Island Excursions From French Polynesia’s Tahiti

Adventurous Island Excursions From French Polynesia's Tahiti

by Jessica Festa on Aug 26, 2015

While the name Tahiti is often synonymous with French Polynesia, the truth is there ...

Products

Inner Waves Organics Yoga Gear is Comfy, Stylish & Functional

Inner Waves Organics Yoga Gear is Comfy, Stylish & Functional

by Renee Blodgett on Feb 02, 2016

I love new discoveries of brands I've never heard of, particularly ones dedicated to holistic living and all things organic and sustainable. Meet Inner Waves Organics, a family-owned clothing company who caters to yoga, yogis and wellness addicts around the ...

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Harman’s AKG N60NC Noise-Cancelling On-Ear Headphones for Travelers….

Harman's AKG N60NC Noise-Cancelling On-Ear Headphones for Travelers....

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 13, 2016

We're fans of both AKG and JBL headphones by Harman and were excited about their latest - the Everest Elite 700, which we included in our annual Holiday Gift Guide round-up this past year.  We thought we'd also look at the ...

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WÜSTHOF Knife Sets in African Blackwood, a Kitchen Must Have

WÜSTHOF Knife Sets in African Blackwood, a Kitchen Must Have

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 08, 2016

Over the holiday season, we discovered German-made WÜSTHOF, top-of-the line precision-forged knives for chefs and foodies alike. Truth be told, this brand is far from new. They've been around since 1814 passing the business down from family generation to generation ...

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Paperless Post, An Elegant Way to Send Online Invites

Paperless Post, An Elegant Way to Send Online Invites

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 05, 2016

You've probably all used some kind of online invite service before, whether it be to have friends over for a simple, small gathering at your home or for a larger anniversary or birthday event. Let's be honest, not all online ...

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Lens Gear Review: Sigma 35 mm DG HSM Art

Lens Gear Review: Sigma 35 mm DG HSM Art

by Rich Laburn on Dec 26, 2015

The Sigma 35 mm f 1/4 lens is the archetypical telephoto lens that is widely used on Safari, to something a little more, well, little. In the wilderness, it’s not all about the tight close-ups of eyes, or the head-shots ...

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South America

How To Be More Present & Respectful On-The-Road

How To Be More Present & Respectful On-The-Road

by Jessica Festa on Jan 26, 2016

An Indian woman in a beautiful sari. Photo courtesy of szefei/Shutterstock According to the World ...

3 Must Not Miss European Destinations for Architecture

3 Must Not Miss European Destinations for Architecture

by Jessica Festa on Dec 28, 2015

Photo courtesy of FotoDruk.pl via Shutterstock People travel for different reasons. Some travel with the ...

Central America

Organic Farming & White Water Rafting Costa Rica Style

Organic Farming & White Water Rafting Costa Rica Style

by Jessica Festa on Feb 07, 2016

“Make sure to listen closely on this next one. If you fall out, you WILL ...

5 Transformative Hotels & Stays For Your Bucket List

5 Transformative Hotels & Stays For Your Bucket List

by Jessica Festa on Jan 31, 2016

At its most basic, a rented room only requires four walls and a place to ...

Africa

How To Be More Present & Respectful On-The-Road

How To Be More Present & Respectful On-The-Road

by Jessica Festa on Jan 26, 2016

An Indian woman in a beautiful sari. Photo courtesy of szefei/Shutterstock According to the World ...

How About Some Sparkling Wine on a South African Farm?

How About Some Sparkling Wine on a South African Farm?

by Rich Laburn on Jan 20, 2016

After such a great festive season, many of you may have opted for a ...

Green

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

Tips on How to Travel Sustainably Around the Globe

by Jessica Festa on Oct 01, 2015

  I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was ...

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Boasts Blissful Views of Mirror Lake

Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort Boasts Blissful Views of Mirror Lake

by Renee Blodgett on Sep 27, 2015

The charm and magic of the Adirondacks lies in its natural surroundings, the silence of its ...

 

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Transformational Guide to Getting Fit & Staying Fit Over 40!

Transformational Guide to Getting Fit & Staying Fit Over 40!

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 26, 2016

Getting Fit and Staying Fit over 40 isn't easy and ...

5 California Wines We Absolutely Love…

5 California Wines We Absolutely Love...

by Renee Blodgett on Jan 21, 2016

If you've been reading us for awhile, you know that ...

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