San Diego’s 13th annual restaurant week starts Sunday, January 15, 2017. For eight days, 180 restaurants across the county from South Bay to La Mesa and Oceanside to Fallbrook will roll out the red carpet offering their culinary repertoire. Prix-fixe menus allow indulgent rewards for a fraction of the usual fare. Three course dinners cost

GIVEAWAY! I’m teaming up with ReboundTag to give away one of my favorite travel essentials! Losing luggage is a big hassle. We can’t always take a carry on; sometimes it’s necessary to check larger bags. When this is the case, the ReboundTag will put your mind at ease. Founded in Great Britain, the tag has

Situated on 3,000 sun-dappled acres 25 miles east of Ensenada is Mexico’s wine country — Valle de Guadalupe. The valley produces 90% of the country’s vino. Orchards yield Petite Sirah, Chenin Blanc, and Nebbiolo stellar enough to rival their contemporaries in Europe, making it a popular destination. But, it’s not just the grapes attracting visitors.

A highlight for me when visiting Antigua, Guatemala this summer was Valhalla Macadamia Nut Farm. It was opened in 1985 by an expat fire fighter and his wife. Their purpose was to introduce a sustainable income to the local people. After touring the five acres, I’d say the project is a big success. Peek inside……………