It’s easy to be complacent in your surroundings, unaware of the excitement lingering nearby. San Francisco is one of those places, especially in and around the Theater District near Union Square. After major renovations, new hotels and restaurants have opened in the area and they’re worth a closer look.
No matter where I go in the world, people always brighten up when they hear my hometown is San Diego, California. The comments that follow are usually, “I’d love to go there some day,” or “I’ve been there; it’s such a beautiful city.” Spanning 4,526 square miles, San Diego is a city full of so […]
Wimberley, deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, called to my family. Surrounded by artists and imbued with unparalleled natural beauty, Wimberley offers a unique destination that brings together classic Texas hospitality and a cosmopolitan art scene. We found the beauty of the Texas Hill Country and the open hearts of Wimberley’s residents […]
Since its start as a spot on the westward expansion of the Union Pacific Railroad, Cheyenne remains connected to its frontier legacy. Yet this Wyoming city has been ushering in offerings that appeal to just about any outsider: craft breweries, innovative cuisine, and hiking and biking trails. From outdoor excursions to Western gear stores, there is […]
If there is one thing to understand about Maui it is this: She just loves to surprise her visitors. Yes, there is plenty of eye candy here—the beaches, the Road to Hana, Haleakala Crater, the old historic towns—but inevitably, the force of nature that is Maui will lead people toward new experiences—such as the Lumeria Maui.
Looking out the 11th floor window of our room at the Dolphin Hotel in the Walt Disney World Resort, I pointed to the minuscule Cinderella’s Castle and Space Mountain ride in the distance, uttering the same awestruck “Whoaaa” that my brother, sister, and I had exclaimed the first time our parents drove the family down from […]
I lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years. It is a city with which you will fall in love. Originally I moved for a job, but the climate, culture, and the endless things to see and participate in kept me there.
Nashville is a city in the midst of immense change. Over the past few years, the southern town has experienced such intense growth that it hit No. 20 on Forbes list of the fastest growing American cities in 2015. It feels like a town on the cusp of becoming a city, building itself up—cranes litter the sky […]
A desire for a wine holiday was the reason I found myself driving along country roads surrounded by vineyards and rural farmlands in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. I recently discovered the joy of combining wine tasting with travel as a wonderful way to experience a place. This flourishing wine region exists because visionary growers didn’t heed […]