A Fab Weekend Visit to Beautiful Minehead, England
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A Fab Weekend Visit to Beautiful Minehead, England

On a recent visit to England, I asked some British pop star friends if they could show me a cool English beach town.  I’d seen their photos over the years of family vacations at small cabins on the beach, grandchildren exploring tide pools, eating ice cream cones, and exploring wooded areas.  So they booked us…

Rome’s Hidden Gems: Personal Recommendations for Your Ideal Stay
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Rome’s Hidden Gems: Personal Recommendations for Your Ideal Stay

Rome is a big city with so many sights and options of places to stay. Here are some places I personally recommend in various parts of the Eternal City! Prices, of course, vary wildly depending on seasons and events. I have listed rates for the same time period (Aug. 2024) for comparison’s sake only. Hotel…

United Polaris Business Class Flight Review
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United Polaris Business Class Flight Review

I recently splurged like a madman and travelled from San Francisco (SFO) to Rome (FCO) in United Airline’s Business Class (called Polaris). Here’s what my impressions were. SFO United Polaris Lounge The Lounge is available only to customers who are flying Business class. This is unlike United’s regular lounge where you can buy admission for…

A Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Los Gatos
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A Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Los Gatos

Los Gatos, California, is one of Silicon Valley’s best places to visit! Only an hour drive south of San Francisco, it is nestled just north of the Santa Cruz mountains. The houses on those hills make me think of Switzerland, especially when they are lit up at night. Downtown Los Gatos includes a half-mile stretch…

Dream Inn Resort Hotel in Santa Cruz Review
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Dream Inn Resort Hotel in Santa Cruz Review

175 W. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, California One of my favorite places in California is the Dream Inn Resort Hotel in Santa Cruz! It’s the only beachfront hotel in Santa Cruz County, and features a heated beachfront pool, hot tub, fire pits, restaurant, coffee bar, room service, all rooms with ocean views and private balconies…