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Feb 15, 2023

How to Get Away From It All in Palm Springs

Is your daily life starting to wear you down? Are you experiencing symptoms of undue stress — constant worrying, sleepless nights, feelings of anxiety? Or, maybe you’re just…READ MORE

Jan 26, 2023

The Sky’s the Limit at Azure Sky

Recently we took our sweet cocker spaniel, Fender, on a short trip to Palm Springs. It was a beautiful afternoon when we arrived at the so aptly named Azure…READ MORE

Oct 24, 2021

Oceanside, California, Welcomes Two Beachfront Hotels: Mission Pacific and Seabird Resort

I recently joined a group of writers to tour the latest accommodation additions to the growing community of Oceanside, California, hosted by Visit Oceanside.  The Mission Pacific…READ MORE

Feb 09, 2021

Families Gather Safely and Happily at Small Hotels

Feb 06, 2020

Enjoy a Pampered Afternoon at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Recently, I was privileged to join fellow food, wine, and travel writers at Pechanga Resort and Casino’s Lobby Bar & Grill for lunch.  Located in the beautiful…READ MORE

Jan 03, 2020

La Jolla:  The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Whether you live in Southern California or across the country, a weekend getaway in the lovely seaside village of La Jolla, California, is a wonderful way to celebrate a special…READ MORE

Aug 29, 2019

Palm Springs:  Paradise Found

My first introduction to the glamour of Palm Springs was on the big screen when I was an impressionable adolescent, living in Oregon.  It was in the 1960s and…READ MORE

Jun 03, 2019

Alcazar Palm Springs Affirms Small is Beautiful

Boutique hotels are trending all over the country and after staying at the Alcazar Hotel in Palm Springs I can attest to their appeal.  Located in the fashionable Palm…READ MORE

Jan 02, 2019

Orcas Island: A Place to Really Get Away

Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, located between the State of Washington mainland and Vancouver Island, is a true getaway that offers just about whatever you might…READ MORE

Dec 01, 2018

Sherman Library & Gardens:  A Delight for the Senses

Members of The International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association (IFWTWA) recently had the privilege of touring the Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona del Mar, California, which included a…READ MORE

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