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The Perfect Babymoon Getaway

Situated on the Atlantic coastline of the Portuguese Riviera, Cascais, was the perfect babymoon getaway. Only instead of a couples babymoon (we’d done that month four), I was meeting my mom, her husband and a group of their friends. So happy was I because not only was this my last pre-mom trip, I was going …

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Best 3 Summer Family Vacation Spots in the US

Three US destinations made it to my summer family vacation short list this year. Each one provides the right combination of relaxation and fun for the entire family. Last mention before I dive in, book now, or soon, because these summer family destinations fill up fast! LAGO MAR BEACH RESORT & CLUB – Fort Lauderdale, …

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An Elegant Country House Hotel in the Cotswolds

It’s charming, it’s luxurious, it’s an elegant country house hotel in the Cotswolds you won’t want to leave. In fact, it’s like the country house of a good friend with extremely good manners and taste. You’re beckoned in, offered something lovely to drink then served a sumptuous meal. You stay the weekend, take in the …

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A Perfect Luxury Country Hotel in England

Not far from the Jurassic coastline in southwest England, is the perfect luxury country hotel.  Unassuming. 5-star. Summer Lodge is a friendly retreat set in the tiny village of Evershot perfect for the entire family. Voted the second best hotel in the UK in 2017 by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, Summer Lodge has …

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3 Inspiring Travel Destinations for Creative People

  If you’re a writer, artist, designer or someone simply looking for inspiration, here are a three inspiring travel destinations for creative people that deliver. Each one offers a kind of awakening, motivation, enthusiasm or elevation in thinking that inspires creativity to soar. All include the following outstanding aspects, which I believe are essential to …

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Luxury Barge Cruise: The Ultimate French Holiday

I’d been to France a number of times, but never truly experienced it until I spent six heavenly days cruising along the canals of Burgundy on a luxury hotel barge.   The week began in Paris where we spent two nights at Le Meurice Hotel,  I adore this gorgeous hotel; the breakfast is out of this …

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The Best Place for a Mother Daughter Vacation

Since my eldest daughter was spending the summer in Finland, my 13 year old daughter and I decided to head to L.A.  I was happy to be back in my old stomping grounds and Anya was excited to explore Hollywood. That said, we both had a long list of things we wanted to see and …

Living Travel

The Most Popular Tea Brand in Russia

In the nearly ten years I lived in Russia, I don’t ever recall seeing any Russians drink Russian tea. Plenty of other global brands such as Lipton or Ahmad, but not Russian. So it comes as no surprise that the most popular tea brand in Russia, the brand Russians love to drink, is in fact, …

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The Best Organic Juice Spots in LA Worth Every Penny

No matter where you are in Los Angeles, there’s an organic juice spot on every corner. Well, not exactly every corner, but you get where I’m headed. Here are a couple I was lucky enough to find and yep, worth every penny. If you’re near the Marina, check out Juice Infusion. It’s near the intersection of …