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Life’s a Beach at Nido in the Philippines

Name a famous beach and the chances are I have been there. Because that’s so, I am always on the lookout for new discoveries and beach destinations. Oftentimes I would...

Buenos Aires Steals Hearts . . . and Citizens

Two friends of mine visited Argentina, then returned to LA and immediately sold all their belongings, quit their high-paying corporate jobs and moved to Buenos Aires. And. after...

Experiencing LA-thargy? Take A Pasadena Day Trip

You say you’ve been to Los Angeles innumerable times and you’re looking to avoid the regular tourist traps in hopes of discovering something different? Well, you need...

The Lap Of Luxury: Where the Hotels Are the Vacation

Luxury hotels will always be coveted places to kick back and be pampered, but with travelers trending younger and seeking more cultural interaction, sterile decors and uniformity...

It's Another Manila Sunrise . . . Make That Sunset

Whenever I visit my family in Manila, I see to it that I make time to drop in on our beach property in Bataan, a province three hours north of the city....

The Capital of Happy is . . . Copenhagen

I had never been to Denmark. And to be honest, while I have been to almost every country in Europe, Denmark has never been at o the top of my list of places to visit. But there I...

Dare to Go Bear: The Ultimate LA Escape Is Big Bear

If you’re from Southern California, you’ve certainly heard of Big Bear Lake....

Welcome to Newport Beach, California — Where Life Is . . . Just That

Beyond Los Angeles, a few miles south into the Orange curtain is the lovely coastal city of Newport Beach in southern California: known for its large, boat-filled harbor, palatial...

Raetihi Lodge: New Zealand Hospitality the Kiwi Way

The Marlborough Sounds are an extensive network of sea-drowned valleys at the north end of the South Island of New Zealand. And although New Zealand is known for its natural...

Where to Have a Blast on a Budget? Think Pasadena

As an LA resident, whenever I have an urge to go out of town but don’t really have the time (or the budget) to fly out somewhere fabulous, I head to Pasadena. Yes,...

Sunset off the Grecian Coast: Ancient Magic in Oia

Whenever you open travel magazines or read travel blogs, there’s inevitably the “Most Romantic Spot to watch the Sunset” article. From what I have read, Oia on...

Never Been to Spain? You're Going to Like Madrid

I have friends who visit Barcelona and skip Madrid thinking it’s okay to visit one since they must be very similar.Truth is- they are completely two very different cities....