Living the good life at any age


Sep 23, 2015

Cuisine of the World Comes to Hollister’s Ridgemark

On our way from Southern California to Southern Oregon, we recently spent a brief overnight in Hollister, California, which was at about the halfway mark on our route north. Fortunately,…READ MORE

Jul 17, 2015

Julian:  a charming getaway

Julian, California, is a former gold mining town up in the mountains, only about two hours or less from almost anywhere in San Diego, Riverside or Orange counties.  Founded…READ MORE

May 22, 2015

A Short but Very Sweet LA Getaway

A few weeks ago, we celebrated a friend’s birthday with a short trip to LA. We spent the late morning and afternoon at the magnificent Getty Center and…READ MORE

May 19, 2015

The Perfect Summer Getaway

What do you look for in the perfect summer getaway?  Do you want beautiful beaches, water activities, great food, and maybe even a few wineries?  Ventura County West…READ MORE

May 15, 2015

SOCO Showcases the Best of the Best

Last month we attended the first annual SOCO Uncorked, a neighborhood wine and food fest in Costa Mesa, California, that was one of the most captivating, upscale and delightful events…READ MORE

Apr 24, 2015

San Benito County:  A Peaceful Getaway with Lots to Do

If you live in a big city or sprawling urban area, do you ever have a craving to visit a peaceful, picturesque destination that still has lots of interesting things…READ MORE

Nov 11, 2014

Solvang Has It All

Solvang, California, often referred to as “California’s Little Denmark,” is one of the most celebrated Danish towns in America. In the past, we had briefly stopped…READ MORE

Oct 27, 2014

A Wedding on Ocracoke

When my niece, Hana, announced that she was being married on Ocracoke, I knew I had to go. I had never been to this southern most of a string of…READ MORE

Jun 22, 2014

Oxnard: a magical getaway

Last year we took a fun-filled trip to Oxnard, California, a beach town on the California coast located close to the Channel Islands. This year we visited Oxnard again and…READ MORE

Jun 13, 2014

Yuma, Arizona:  fun, food and history

Whatever you like to do on a vacation, you will probably be able to do it in Yuma, Arizona. Are you interested in early American pioneer and military history? Do…READ MORE

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