Walking Boston’s iconic Freedom Trail is a must when visiting this city. The 2 1/2 mile path winds throughout downtown, passing 16 locations significant in United States history. The Freedom Trail is marked with a painted brick red line indicating where to walk.  You can pick up a map at the visitor’s center for a

Less than a one hour drive south of Reno is Lake Tahoe. Known for its beaches and ski resorts, the year-round play ground straddles the Nevada and California border. At 22-miles long and 12-miles wide, it’s the largest freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. All this makes it a great destination for a couples

Whether you are visiting San Diego with your family or winging it with a group of friends, you do not have to go broke getting to know this sunny, fun-loving city. Finding budget-friendly attractions to visit can be a challenge, but they are out there.  Spend time at the beach, lounge in a park, take

These past few months have seen many of us snack a bit more than usual. Home isolation close to the pantry has savory and sweet treats constantly available. One of my achilles heel in the munchie world is pretzels. Salt and dough. What’s not to love? They’ve long been ranked around the world as a

Summer getaways will be different this year. Coronavirus has altered plans to far flung destinations. Road trips will be popular, as they were years ago. Slow paced exploration in nearby states, national parks, and hiking spots are on the itinerary. Self contained modes of transportation such as cars and RV’s will take precedence over planes.

North Park’s streets sing with the cacophony of city life. Its multicultural citizenry, sanguine locals and soupcon of homeless is indicative of an evolving San Diego inner city. The burgeoning area is a study in urban cool with something to offer everyone.    One of the many assets is its walkability. The iconic North Park

Ask anyone, and chances are when given the choice to shop at a chain store, or a one-of-a-kind boutique, they’ll choose the latter. Certainly, department stores have their benefits. But, when exploring a neighborhood, the independently owned retailers reveal a regions personality. North Park has a bevy of curated shops selling eclectic collections unique to

North Park restauranteurs know food is the consummate unifier. The table and people around it fulfill a purpose; to feel love and connected while sharing that which sustains us. In a culture where everyone in trying to figure out how they are different from you, gathering for a meal is a great equalizer and shows

I recently spent a few days at my happy place…Palm Springs. This desert destination truly is magical and my stay at Miramonte Resort a few miles east made it even more so. Daily outings to nearby wilderness preserves and evenings around the hotel fire pit gazing at the stars made my mini-vacay the consummate getaway. Here’s

In the belly of bustling downtown San Diego sits the AAA Four Diamond Westin Gaslamp Quarter hotel. It’s all about location, location, location!  The Gaslamp in one of THE hottest spots in this SoCal city. Night life and day life abound! And it’s all steps away from the hotel. Balboa Theater was a vaudeville palace