Archive for the ‘Rest of the World’ Category

Ensenada’s Hotel Coral & Marina an All-Encompassing Escape

Ensenada’s Hotel Coral & Marina an All-Encompassing Escape

A mere 80 miles from San Diego lies the port city of Ensenada, a charming Mexican enclave that runs along 700 miles of Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortéz coastline....

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Gresham Palace Kollazs Brasserie & Bar

Gresham Palace Kollazs Brasserie & Bar

In 1880 the London Gresham Life Assurance Company bought the Nako House (the original neo-classic palace built in 1827) as its foreign headquarters on this site...

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How to Best Enjoy a River Cruise: What Not to Pack Tidbits and Seasonal Advice

How to Best Enjoy a River Cruise: What Not to Pack Tidbits and Seasonal Advice

Most of the cruise ships traveling up and down the great rivers of Europe have pretty much the same room layouts, with limited storage space under the bed. As a...

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Nine Plus Best Things to See in Vienna

Nine Plus Best Things to See in Vienna

My recent visit to Vienna originally included a twenty hour schedule of activities that suddenly was reduced to eight hours. This unexpected time challenge forced...

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“Life is but a Dream” on a Viking River Cruise

“Life is but a Dream” on a Viking River Cruise

It all started while I was watching Masterpiece Theatre on PBS and a lovely commercial showcasing people traveling to exotic destinations on international rivers...

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Villa del Palmar: A Magical Journey to Wellness in Mexico

Villa del Palmar: A Magical Journey to Wellness in Mexico

My recent trip to a remote respite in Mexico for a celebration of good health included original mock cocktails and personalized menus of vegan, vegetarian and gluten...

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La Vita Loca at La Palapa: Puerto Vallarta Beach Haunt Showcases Visiting Chef

La Vita Loca at La Palapa: Puerto Vallarta Beach Haunt Showcases Visiting Chef

La Palapa’s Executive Chef Daniel Perez, who following culinary school worked at Four Seasons Punta Mita before joining the La Palapa team, worked in tandem...

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Casa Tres Vidas: A European Style Villa of Your Own in Puerto Vallarta

Casa Tres Vidas: A European Style Villa of Your Own in Puerto Vallarta

Having spent years being spoiled rotten in some of the best hotel resorts on the beach in Mexico, including Puerta Vallarta, during my recent visit to participate...

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Happy in Thailand – Part II – Charming History of Chaing Mai Life

Happy in Thailand – Part II – Charming History of Chaing Mai Life

The short flight from Bangkok to Chaing Mai in early morning is relaxing and pleasant. I recommend picking up a coffee to sip on your way to your departure gate....

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Thailand Happiness – Part 1

Thailand Happiness – Part 1

The first half of my Thailand coverage will be focusing on the wonderful tourist venues, markets and spiritual centers in Bangkok. There is really so much going...

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