Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego

In San Diego, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, whether you love fitness, the outdoors, beaches, partying, style, or eating well. There is always something happening throughout

Los Cabos’ Hacienda Encantada

Jetting off south of the border for my Mexican vacation was just what the doctor ordered. I booked one week at the gorgeous Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa,

Go West, Young Woman, Go West!!!!!!

Go West, young woman, go West!!! The Western region of Abu Dhabi is probably one of the lesser celebrated regions of the United Arab Emirates.  Most first time

21c Museum Hotel and The Hive

Northwest Arkansas. An unexpected surprise of incredible art and refined country cooking. In my humble opinion, not very many people know Bentonville other than as Wal-Mart town. This

Las Vegas {In 3 Bites}

There's a saying that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.  And while I might agree to play along in most instances, when it comes to sharing three

Love in Ubud, Bali

I’ve been a fan of the novel Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert for years.  Before knowing anything about the book, I assumed the “love” would take place

 

San Diego Day Parties: Bounce Sundays

Bounce Thumbnail On this cold winter’s day, I want to bring you back, to the warm days of summer on a sun-drenched patio in the city of San Diego, with the gorgeous Pacific ocean in the background; where DJ sets come alive with live instruments and sun sets to music.   Today’s we’re going to Bounce Sundays. The founders of Bounce Sundays wanted bring something a little different to the San Diego Sunday Funday Read more »

Odyssey to a Greek Isle: Hydra

The advantage of traveling with a local is that you become privy to information that you would ordinarily miss when traveling solo.  I was fortunate to have heeded my friend, Anastasia’s advice to venture outside Athens and do a three-day excursion to Hydra, one of mainland Greece’s 227 islands.  I just knew that I would be serendipitously discovering one of Greece’s gems. If your idea of Read more »

San Diego Day Parties: Souleil Opening Party 2014

Dancing JPG Day parties just happen to be one of the best inventions ever! They’ve been around for a while, but day parties and clubs have really taken off in the past few years. Instead of being hotbox of a nightclub, you can enjoy the sun, and actually get a good look at the person you’re talking; all while dancing your butt off and getting home at a decent time so your face doesn’t betray the day you Read more »

Leaving on the Night Train to Sapa (Vietnam)

I have always dreamt of traversing the great corridors of the world by train---tackling Lake Michigan, Yellowstone National Park, and Mount Rushmore on one jaunt then the Swiss Alps, Lake Geneva, and the Italian Dolomites in another. While riding the Orient Express still remains an ambitious goal on my “back in time” travel adventure list, my recent journey to Hanoi, Vietnam provided me with a Read more »

5 Starry Nights in Abu Dhabi

If you have a penchant for world-class hospitality, Michelin starred dining, exceptional service, and new world posh, then Abu Dhabi is the ideal place for you. There isn’t one 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi which will fail to bedazzle and enchant its guests.  From a vast array of bespoke services and top-notch amenities to choose from, there is a hotel that will indulge all of your five senses and make Read more »

On The First Day of Ramadan…in the UAE (United Arab Emirates)

It feels like Christmas in July. Ubitiquous are lamp posts, trees trunks and branches adorned in pearl white, emerald green, and celeste blue lights. Lining the medians of streets and bridge crossings are fixtures of crescent moons and stars, Arabic teapots, lanterns, and other symbols of Islamic faith. Shopping malls and official businesses are resplendent in hues of amber and blue Read more »

A Dhow Day on the Gulf of Oman

There is something about being on the open road that connotes freedom for me. It’s the same liberating feeling that I get when I go bike riding along the shore- that indescribable sensation of sailing through the air effortlessly, that feeling of having the weight of the world lifted off my back, that feeling of being untarnished by time or place. So when opportunities within my travels, beckon me Read more »

Top 5 Things to Do in San Diego

Andaz Hotel Rooftop In San Diego, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy, whether you love fitness, the outdoors, beaches, partying, style, or eating well. There is always something happening throughout the year with new events, exhibits, and festivals. San Diego has nice weather all year round with an average daily temperature of 70.5° F (21.4 degrees Celsius). A marked feature of the climate is the wide variation Read more »

Los Cabos’ Hacienda Encantada

IMG_1454Residence 4 800x600 Jetting off south of the border for my Mexican vacation was just what the doctor ordered. I booked one week at the gorgeous Hacienda Encantada Resort and Spa, located on the top of a cliff on the Baja Peninsula. Hacienda Encantada offers magnificent sea views from nearly every suite on the property. In fact, one can see all the way out to Land's End. The resort is an oasis away from the bachelor Read more »

Ascending the Moreeb Staircase (Liwa, UAE)

My late father used to tell me, “Gina, you work out as if it were a religion”. Being physically nimble/agile, fit, and healthy has always been of paramount importance to me, having competed in contact sports since the age of 12 and having grown up with eight brothers who were fiercely competitive. Hence, finding a vacation spot that provides equal doses of respite and physical activity is an essential Read more »