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Puerto Nuevo Lobster in Baja, Mexico

Puerto Nuevo, 10 miles south of the famous Baja city of Rosarito is a must-do on any Baja California itinerary.  This small fishing village was founded in the 1950s as a small stand near a Newport cigarette billboard (Newport translates to Puerto Nuevo in Spanish). The billboard is long gone but more than 30 restaurants […]

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Westin La Paloma Tucson AZ

Looking for a great place for a girlfriend’s getaway?  Try the Westin La Paloma in Tucson, Arizona. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Catalina Mountains, the La Paloma offers something for everyone.  In addition to incredible views of the mountains, desert, and city below, the location could not be better; whether you are looking for upscale shopping, […]

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Bleasure Travel Tips for Solo Travelers

When I’m away on business in an interesting destination that’s not directly related to my travel writing, I try to add on a day or two to see the sights and take a breath. This type of travel is commonly referred to as “bleasure” — combining business and pleasure. This has proved to be one […]

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Tips for Fun Family Vacations

When my kids were growing up, there is nothing I enjoyed more than our fun family vacations — a time when we could leave our laptops behind (or in the hotel room) and disconnect from our cell phones (or mute them). The key lies in being resourceful and creative and to be keenly aware of what excites […]

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Sanibel Island Vacations: Casa Ybel Resort

Looking for a great place to kick back on a fun, relaxing and romantic weekend interlude or a fun place to get away for the weekend with kiddos?  Try a Sanibel Island vacation at the Casa Ybel Resort,  just across the bay from Ft. Meyers on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Located off the southwestern coast of Florida, […]

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CostaBaja La Paz: Luxury Resort in Southern Baja

Located on the azure Sea of Cortez, CostaBaja Resort and Spa enjoys the distinction of being the only 5-star resort in the city of La Paz, on Mexico’s Baja peninsula. La Paz means “the peace” – a feeling that is transformed throughout CostaBaja, nestled between the serene desert and the majestic breeze-swept Sea of Cortez […]

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Sea4Two, Baja Mexico

From its prime location overlooking the crashing aquamarine Pacific, Sea4Two offers stunning views and a convenient home base for everything from relaxation to revelry. Just a 10-minute drive from the California border with Baja, Mexico, and 30-minute drive  from San Diego, this charming villa in San Antonio Delmar offers unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean […]

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Long Layover? 10 Ways to Pass the Time

Don’t let untimely delays causing a long layover derail your trip. As a frequent traveler, few things annoy me more than the tight layovers, which these days can be 35 minutes or less. These short lag times can result in missed flights or lost luggage.  On the other side of the coin, a longer layover […]

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The Suitcase Secrets: How to Choose the Best Luggage

Buying luggage can be extremely subjective.  A good choice can be very dependent on things like frequency of travel, aesthetic importance, the physical strength of the owner, and price. As a travel writer, I’m on the road a lot and have gone through more luggage in the last few years than the average person goes […]

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Dive Curacao: Mother and Son Dive Adventure

These days, it’s nearly impossible for a mother to finds ways to bond with her teenage son that don’t include X-Box, dirt bikes or soccer. Family vacations are a great time to reconnect, but in planning a family trip to Curacao, I had an epiphany. Why not ask my teenage son to join me on […]

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