The Perfect Babymoon

The Perfect Babymoon

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 

Best 3 Summer Family Vacation Spots in the US

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 

An Elegant Country House Hotel in the Cotswolds

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 Perfect Luxury Country Hotel in England

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 

3 Inspiring Travel Destinations for Creative People

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 

Luxury Barge Cruise: The Ultimate French Holiday

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 

The Best Place for a Mother Daughter Vacation

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 

The Most Popular Tea Brand in Russia

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 

The Best Organic Juice Spots in LA

The Best Organic Juice Spots in LA

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