Travel and Leisure

  • Savoring Wonderful Memories From My Weekend in Santa Ynez Valley
    It was early Saturday morning and my son D and daughter A and I were about to embark on a getaway to Santa Ynez Valley. Our plan was to celebrate D’s birthday in this California wine country, where the air is fresh, the vistas wide and outdoor living is at its finest. It would ...
  • A California Foodie Guide with 7 Great Places to Eat In Los Angeles
    Warning: This post will definitely make you hungry! I already told you about the 8 great neighborhoods I visited during my California vacay. Now I’m back to give you the lowdown on 7 great places where I dined in Los Angeles. When it comes to being a California foodie, L.A. offers an abundance of amazing restaurants ...
  • California Dreamin’: 8 Great Neighborhoods In Los Angeles That Are Worth Exploring
    As August comes to a close, I’ve been in a “California Dreamin’” kind of mood, so it’s a perfect time to catch up on the fab places I visited during my vacay in Los Angeles this year. I went out to California to see my son D who moved west last year for his dream ...
  • Best Baby Boomer Travel Blog Honors + A Grand Road Trip Finale at The Jefferson Hotel
    It’s always nice when my blog gets recognized in the blogosphere. It’s especially fulfilling when my travel writing is honored. I love to travel during my life after 50 — experience new places around the USA and around the world — and share those places with my readers and followers. Having more time to travel ...
  • Getting My Fill of History on a Best Ever Walking Tour of Charleston
    “What’s y’alls name?” asked our guide Cooper as we gathered near the harbor for  The Best Charleston History Tour. I had booked an AirBnb Experience in advance of Saturday morning when we would be in Charleston during my mother-daughter road trip home from Florida. My daughter A and I had enjoyed our first day exploring ...
  • A Fun and Memorable Mother-Daughter Road Trip Home From Florida
    It was March 31 and my last hours as a 2022 snowbird in Florida were coming to an end. My daughter A had arrived to accompany me on the drive home to New Jersey. I was excited for what I knew was going to be a fun and memorable mother-daughter road trip. We would ...