Treasures Close to Home

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One day into my first (of three) international summer trips for 2015, I wanted to stop and take a moment to throw some love out to my adopted home state of California.  I have to say that I feel pretty darned fortunate to live in a city that many people consider a prime vacation spot. When I fly…

Hotel Review: 10 Things I Love About the Virgin Hotel

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A few months back I heard about the  opening of the first hotel under Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and I immediately thought, “I need to get there”. I’m definitely a loyal customer when it comes to brands I like, and in the world of travel, Virgin is one of my favorites.  Ever since my first Virgin Atlantic flight…

Miami in Photos

Posted in Beach| USA
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For anyone still dealing with the affects of winter weather (grey snow, salt covered boots, rising heating bills) it may seem a bit strange for someone who already has warm weather and a beach to pick up and travel across the country for … more warm weather and more beaches.  Well, maybe its because variety is…

Choosing Between Two Loves for Valentine’s Day

Posted in Capoeira| USA
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This past weekend was another treasured 3-day weekend. For someone who doesn’t mind red-eye flights or a few extra hours on a plane, this is a great time to get a little farther afield.  Knowing the President’s Day/Valentine’s Day/Carnival weekend was around the corner, I had been eyeing locations in the Caribbean and South America that I had not…

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