Travel & Destinations
  • Ultimate Resort Destination
    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.
  • Julian
    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.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
    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
    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
    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
    It’s no wonder that the University of San Diego (USD) campus is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the United States.
  • CORFU, Greece
    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.
  • Discovering China
    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
    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
    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
    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.
    Osios Loukas is a Greek Orthodox Byzantine monastery, constructed on the slopes of Mount Hel?kon in Boeotia, Greece.
    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
    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!
    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
    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
    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
    "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.
  • Beautiful Barcelona
    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.
    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.
  • Catalina Island
    A "Greek Island" off the California Coast
  • Living Laguna Loca!
    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!
    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.
    Come for the sun and surf, stay for the affordable home ownership opportunities.
  • Scotland
    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.
  • La Jolla
    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
    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.
  • Amsterdam
    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.
  • Coronado
    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.
  • New Zealand
    New Zealand lies 1,200 miles southeast of Australia and was the last landmass on earth to be discovered.
  • Abkhazia
    The Republic of Abkhazia sits at the southeast corner of the Black Sea.
  • Meteora
    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
    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
    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
    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”
    A LEED* for Homes Platinum** and Green Point rated project, one of the first residential projects in San Diego.
  • From Russia with Love…
    People shouldn’t expect a simple answer if they ask someone from Russia, “How long will it take to see most of the country?”
    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.
  • Delphi
    The glorious Itea Bay is the port of entry if you’re headed for Delphi, at the foot of Mount Parnassus in central Greece.