Leon Logothetis and the Kindness Cab Video Interview

Leon Logothetis and the Kindness Cab (Leon Logothetis)

The Los Angeles Travel Show has inspiring speakers every year; last year I was able to snag a few minutes of Rick Steves' time for a video interview. This year, the organizers of the hugely popular travel trade show arranged for me to have some time with an [Read more]

Best Private and Public Golf Courses in Los Angeles

Bel-Air Country Club Golf Course a best in Los Angeles (bel-aircc.org)

The three best golf courses in Los Angeles are all on the west side, in private country clubs. The Bel-Air Country Club, Riviera Country Club, and the Los Angeles Country Club all speak to the upscale neighborhoods around them; Bel-Air, Pacific Palisades, and [Read more]

Thanksgiving Fall Foliage in the Finger Lakes, Upstate New York

Naples_fall_Bopple_Hill_lake_view_horz - Ontario

Thanksgiving travel is never fun, but always necessary if we want to spend the holiday with our extended family. My family makes a painful trek from the west coast to a small suburb in the Finger Lakes region of central/upstate New York for Thanksgiving; my [Read more]

9-10-11 Wedding Celebrations and Travel Deals

White-sand beach and crystal-clear water just steps from the Aruba Marriott.

How many men do you think pushed for a 9-10-11 wedding date? What an easy anniversary to remember! Falling on a Saturday, September 10, 2011, will see tens of thousands of wedding celebrations across the country, and likely the globe. TheKnot.com and [Read more]

Halloween Vacation Deal at Universal Orlando with Southwest Airlines

halloween horror nights universal orlando (halloweenhorrownights.com)

Anyone with kids knows that it's never too early to start thinking about Halloween. Even older kids and teens (especially teens!), college students and those of us who are technically adults love to get into the spirit -- get it, spirit? -- of the spooky [Read more]

Eating Well in Honolulu, Oahu


Thanks to awesome recommendations from Oahu-based foodie Nathan Kam, our friends at Oahu Visitors Bureau, and our own wandering around to sniff out some budget-friendly eats, my husband and I enjoyed some great meals on Oahu during our romantic getaway there [Read more]

St. Paul’s Wabasha Street Caves: Ghosts and Gangster History

Wabasha Street Caves Ghosts

St. Paul, Minnesota has a gangster history that is so intriguing it seems to be embellished or taken from the movies, when in fact it's the other way around. St. Paul's Wabasha Street Caves, located on Wabasha Street just across the Mississippi from downtown, [Read more]

San Francisco’s Ferry Building Marketplace

Ferry Building San Francisco Front View (Jennifer Miner)

San Francisco hosted this year's International Pow Wow (a hugely important travel trade show). There were a variety of great events before, after, and during that highlighted the many aspects of San Francisco that make it such a terrific California vacation [Read more]

Tales of Sierra Leone Travel: A Warm Welcome in West Africa

Sierra Leone Travel (Tom Volpe)

Most people would consider Sierra Leone travel to be a little "off the beaten track," but Tom Volpe from HeadingThere has just returned from a trip to the West African nation where he received a warm welcome. In this guest post he tells us of his experience of [Read more]

NYC Hotel Discount Packages for Affordable Travel

New York City Central Park (Jennifer Miner)

A fabulous NYC hotel discount package recently caught my eye, and I'm looking into availing myself of it for my next NYC summer vacation. That's right: Summer in New York City. It's not as romantic as the uninitiated may think; it's as humid as the Deep South [Read more]