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Hotel Del Coronado at the Holiday’s

January 1, 2015


    There’s something magical about the Hotel Del Coronado during the holiday’s, where the beauty of the coastline coexists with luxury holiday spirt. We booked our room at the Del months in advance for New Years Eve and when we heard the weather report we were prepared to stay in all night and listen […]

Timeshares? Are they worth it?

February 9, 2014


Are timeshares a good deal or not? The high pressure sales teams will present to you a deal that “will change your life”. A package loaded with bonuses, extras, and discounts, but the deal on the table is only good today. If you say no, you’ll get another lower priced offer, and then another and […]

Medifast Diet – Week 11 update

May 12, 2013


My goal was to lose 20 pounds by mid May.  I started the diet on Monday Feb 25 and it’s been 11 weeks so far.  The first 4 weeks I followed the weight loss diet guidelines exactly, with only 1 exception – I had 1 glass of red wine. After the first 4 weeks I […]

Blogging for fun

May 5, 2013


Just to set the record straight, blogging is my therapy and I make no money from my blog. If there are ad’s at the end of my posts, WordPress put them there. The great thing about blogging is that you are self publishing. Your content is not driven by your publisher and your story angle […]

Catalina Island

April 25, 2013


The best way to see Catalina Island is in a golf cart. They rent by the hour – we carted around for two, up and down the hills for amazing panoramic views.

Travel Photography Tips

April 21, 2013


Today I had the opportunity to get tips on taking better travel photos from professional photographers Bob Krist and Ralph Lee Hopkins. The National Geographic Traveler Photography Seminar, although not hands on, it was packed with useful tips for amateurs to professionals wanting to gain new perspectives for their craft. Within the Joan B. Kroc […]

Packing Shoes for a Trip

April 15, 2013


What’s the golden rule for how many shoes to bring on a trip? I surveyed my friends and they tell me they bring between three and eight pairs of shoes. Ok, I was the person who brought eight pairs of shoes on a trip – a four day Las Vegas trip! It is so not […]

Parking in Big Cities

April 3, 2013


I really can’t understand what the purpose is of paying for parking on the street in a big city to go shop or eat or work? Don’t I already pay for street improvements with the taxes I pay? Don’t they want me to go shop and eat and spending money in their city? Imagine the […]

Tips for Traveling with Teens

March 23, 2013


Living with teenagers is challenging enough, but traveling with teenagers can be exasperating – or exhilarating with some pre-trip planning and ground rules. Here are a few tips for a fulfilling vacation with easily bored young adults. Rent a video on your destination from the library or buy a travel DVD from Amazon or Barnes […]

Tips for Planning a Fulfilling Valentines Day

January 26, 2013


For a holiday all about love and happiness, Valentines Day can cause more stress than it should. As with relationships, unmet expectations lead to disappointment. If you have a significant other, at least you know you will have someone to share the Hallmark holiday with. If you’ve been married for a while you may wish […]