Ultimate Resort Destination
Nov 4, 2013
The San Francisco Bay area offers much to the traveller. Rather than staying downtown, Menlo Park about 35 miles south of downtown has a number of advantages. The weather is warmer and sunnier making a stay in Menlo Park that much more appealing.
Sep 10, 2013
Famous for its apples and apple pie, Julian, 43.5 miles northeast of Downtown San Diego, attracts many San Diego County residents who make the trek up into the mountains on weekends.
Mar 21, 2013
In the heart of the Sonoran Desert lies internationally renowned Scottsdale, a paradise for golfers (some 174 courses in the greater Scottsdale/Phoenix area!) and for those who seek sunny skies, dramatic sunsets, luxurious homes and world-class resorts and spas.
New Sailing Exhibit Opens at a Balboa Park Museum
Jan 23, 2013
It’s almost time for the San Diego Sunroad Boat Show (Jan. 24 to 27) and the selection trials for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in San Francisco (Feb. 9 to 24).
Historical Tent City Attracted Summer Visitors
Dec 26, 2012
The Tent City exhibit, which also includes Hotel del Coronado, is a permanent display at the Coronado Historical Association Museum of History and Art.
One of the Most Beautiful Universities in the Country
Dec 19, 2012
It’s no wonder that the University of San Diego (USD) campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the United States.
Dec 18, 2012
With its abundant pine trees and olive groves, Corfu is the greenest of the more than 2,000 Greek islands, inspiring the nickname the “Emerald Island.” But there’s more to Corfu than the splendid greenery.
Nov 19, 2012
Before my mother and I arrived at the world’s most populous country, we already had faced some trouble. Typhoon winds hit Shanghai and delayed the departure of our 10-hour flight by 12 hours. But when the plane finally landed in Shanghai, I was very excited. “I’m really in China, on the other side of the world!”
The Ultimate Eco-Tour Destination
Oct 26, 2012
Costa Rica is a popular year-round destination for those who want to explore a tropical paradise in Central America. The popular destination has consistently warm temperatures throughout the year but the country has two distinctive seasons.
Loving London All Over Again
Sep 24, 2012
The Olympics are always a mesmerizing time, full of hope and inspiration to the world. This past summer, there was an extra measure of excitement for me because I was able to enjoy much of the spectacle in person in my native England.
Zip Line Canopy Tours for the Outdoor Daredevil
Sep 24, 2012
If you’re looking for the ultimate outdoor adventure for the whole family, head to Wrightwood, a nearby mountain resort community located in the San Gabriel Mountains.
Aug 23, 2012
Osios Loukas is a Greek Orthodox Byzantine monastery, constructed on the slopes of Mount Hel?kon in Boeotia, Greece.
TAHOE – THE LAND OF BIG WATER
Aug 23, 2012
It’s a year-round wonderland. In the summer, there’s ballooning, boating, biking, snorkeling, golf, hunting, and fishing. In the winter, choose skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating.
Del Mar’s Revamped Town Center
Aug 22, 2012
While quality restaurants are scattered around the North County area, rarely does one come across a shopping center filled with a variety of specialty shops as well as noteworthy dining and entertainment options.
Coronado Beach is finally the #1 Beach in America!
Jul 27, 2012
Coronado Beach was recently named as the #1 beach in America in the 22nd annual Top 10 Beach List produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. Often known as “Dr. Beach,” Leatherman is a professor at Florida International University.
California Wine Country: Sonoma and Napa Valley
Jul 27, 2012
Come autumn, you don’t have to travel to the Northeast United States as the weather cools in America to witness the spectacular colors of the change of seasons. It will all be waiting for you — under much more temperate conditions — in two of Northern California’s premier regions, Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley, both of which produce wines that hold their own against any in the world.
Lanai the Secluded Isle
Jul 27, 2012
Larry Ellison has joined an elite club of people who own islands. In June, Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, purchased 98 percent of the Hawaiian island of Lanai.
Moving to Bali
Jun 21, 2012
"How did you find Bali?” and “What do you do all day?” are the two most common questions asked of us. I am a retired lawyer from California; my husband is a vintner (plus many other things). We’re both 68 years old, and most people can’t wrap their minds around the change we made moving to Bali, Indonesia, seven years ago.
Jun 20, 2012
There is much to explore in this city, the second largest in Spain, situated on a narrow coastal plain between the Sierra de Collserola and the Mediterranean Sea.
May 18, 2012
With its pristine aquamarine seas, friendly locals, an average of 315 days of sunshine per year, and 9,000-year history, Crete is an ideal place to visit or to buy a second home. This largest of the Greek islands separates the Aegean from the Libyan Sea and is the boundary between the continents of Europe and Africa.
May 17, 2012
A "Greek Island" off the California Coast
Living Laguna Loca!
Feb 21, 2012
The city of Laguna Beach is well known as a unique beach community and artist’s colony with seven miles of city beaches running along its nine square miles.
La Vie Boheme!
Dec 19, 2011
In today’s world, the word “bohemian” conjures exotic images of the alternative or unconventional. Prague, the once ancient capital of Bohemia and current capital of the Czech Republic, presents itself as the keeper of this tradition.
Oct 14, 2011
Come for the sun and surf, stay for the affordable home ownership opportunities.
Sep 8, 2011
For many people, a visit to Scotland means a trip to the capitol city, Edinburgh, or its largest city, Glasgow, or even a pilgrimage to the world’s “Home of Golf,” St. Andrews—with a few outlying distilleries thrown in for the adventurous types.
Aug 10, 2011
There are a number of caves along the ocean in La Jolla and some people believe the community’s name has its origins in the Spanish spelling of an Indian word for “cave.”
Italy’s Amalfi Coast
Aug 10, 2011
The Amalfi Coast is justifiably famous for its good looks, charming ways, and relaxed demeanor. Its appeal does not wane but grows more robust with repeated visits.
Jul 12, 2011
Anne Frank, marijuana sold in coffee shops, and hookers on display—those were the memories I had of Amsterdam from the only visit I had previously made to the Netherlands, as a teen in the 1970s. Recently, I attended a meeting in Europe and I arranged to stay overnight in Amsterdam, partly, to recover from jet lag but more to revisit one of my favorite European cities.
Jul 12, 2011
Bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Glorietta Bay, and San Diego Bay, Coronado is linked to the mainland by the spectacular Coronado Bridge and a narrow strip of land called the Silver Strand.
Apr 26, 2011
New Zealand lies 1,200 miles southeast of Australia and was the last landmass on earth to be discovered.
Mar 24, 2011
The Republic of Abkhazia sits at the southeast corner of the Black Sea.
Mar 3, 2011
Greece’s Meteora monasteries rest on giant gray stalagmites, rising hundreds of feet above the plain, seemingly gifts from heaven for those seeking solitude in order to devote their lives to worship.
San Dieguito Ranch
Jan 28, 2011
The early history of Rancho Santa Fe is a tumultuous one. It is a microcosm of the conflicts that erupted between Mexican and American settlers, as well as the native people of North America.
Castles on the Rhine
Oct 5, 2010
We boarded the KD (Koln-Dusseldorfer) steamboat in the early hours of the morning and pulled our seats up to the very front of the upper deck.
The Grand Del Mar
Jul 30, 2010
erfectly located amidst the rolling hills of the lush Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve, a 4,100-acre expanse of land that stretches for seven miles just east of the San Diego coastline,The Grand Del Mar, which opened October 2007, is near Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, California.
A look at a LEED Platinum “Green Building”
Jul 28, 2010
A LEED* for Homes Platinum** and Green Point rated project, one of the first residential projects in San Diego.
From Russia with Love…
Jul 1, 2010
People shouldn’t expect a simple answer if they ask someone from Russia, “How long will it take to see most of the country?”
VILLA AMALFI COSTIERA AMALFITANA, ITALY
Jun 18, 2010
This property is the ex-residence of Sophia Loren and Carlo Ponti, and is discreetly located below the Amalfi Coast drive, on a magnificent estate.
Apr 2, 2010
The glorious Itea Bay is the port of entry if you’re headed for Delphi, at the foot of Mount Parnassus in central Greece.