Restaurant Week & Stay At Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

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I happened to make it to San Diego during Restaurant Week. I caught the last few days of it while I was staying in Downtown at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. It has a charm of its own with a naval theme that is complemented by bay and marina views. Although none were participating in Restaurant Week, the Read More …

Ponte Winery Estates & Grape Stomp

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September is harvest season all over California. I believe grape harvest season is the best time to visit wineries because the weather is a bit cooler and the ripe grapes hang beautifully everywhere. Just like in Italy, the early fall is perhaps the most beautiful season to visit when everything comes alive with festivals and celebrations. In California, the famous Read More …

Staying & Dining At The Palazzo & Venetian Resort Hotels

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While I just couldn’t make it to Italy this month to bring you my Italian inspirations or an autumn in Italy, I do want to report on my visit to what you might call the closest to Italy in America …. in a kitschy way. I did not head to Little Italy, but this month I made it over to Read More …

St. George, Utah & The Inn At Entrada

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This summer we headed out to Utah and visited a few national parks. On the way out there, we had the chance to stop at a charming little town 2 hours outside of Las Vegas. St. George is a southwestern town on the Utah-Arizona border. The city lies in the northeastern-most part of the Mojave Desert adjacent to Pine Valley Read More …

Olympic Memories & Rio 2016 Olympic Tips

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As I stroll along through my summer, I realize that the start of Rio 2016 Olympics are only two weeks away. It takes me back to the very first Olympics that I can remember as a child. The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics were historically significant for many political reason, but it is significant for me because it was the very Read More …

Memorial Day Weekend Trip – Coachella Valley & The Ritz Carlton Rancho Mirage

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Coachella Valley I had the opportunity to head out to the Palm Springs area for this Memorial Day Weekend. Palms Springs is situated in the Coachella Valley, which also includes elite communities like Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, and of course Indio famous for hosting the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival which is one of Read More …