Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

The Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador in the 9th arrondissement is a stately, century-old building in Paris' iconic Haussmann architectural...

How to Plan a Paris Vacation

How to plan a trip to Paris? The perfect trip to a city that looms vast in our collective imaginations?
I have visited this beautiful city several times, not enough to make me an expert, but enough to have collected a high quality list of resources that will help plan your amazing trip to the City of Lights.

Cadillac Hotel and Beach Resort, Miami Beach

Miami Beach’s Cadillac Hotel is a newish, clean, ocean front beach resort with an amazing brunch, great entertainment, comfortable beds, and an easy to reach location.

Late Night Food at Rudford’s San Diego

Rudford’s Restaurant in San Diego is a go-to spot for late night food. It’s open 24/7 with all-day breakfast and the retro decor makes the experience extra fun.

Favorite SOMA restaurants, San Francisco

List of some of our favorite SOMA restaurants in San Francisco, all very walkable and all very tasty! Jump to the end for a walkable map.

A perfect meal in London at Comptoir Libanais

The vibrant tastes, decor, service, and value all came together for a perfect meal at Comptoir Libanais in South Kensington, London. Eat here when you are in town!

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Regina Pizzeria, Boston North End

Regina Pizzeria in Boston’s North End has tasty pizzas in a local’s atmosphere. Service was great, food was hot, and it’s staying on my list for future Boston trips.

Enjoy a Boston Duck Boat Tour

The Boston Duck Tour is a truly enjoyable way to lean into being a tourist and learn a little bit about a lot of Boston. It’s only 80 minutes long includes a short Charles River cruise. Perfect activity for families or singles.

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Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel

The Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador in the 9th arrondissement is a stately, century-old building in Paris' iconic Haussmann architectural...

Cadillac Hotel and Beach Resort, Miami Beach

Miami Beach’s Cadillac Hotel is a newish, clean, ocean front beach resort with an amazing brunch, great entertainment, comfortable beds, and an easy to reach location.

London’s Residence Inn, South Kensington

London’s Residence Inn Kensington, a Marriott property, is a welcoming, comfortable, and clean. The two-bedroom suites are a tremendous draw, and the walking distance location to the Victoria & Albert Museum is really convenient.

W San Francisco: location meets style for a perfect stay

W San Francisco, where location meets style for a perfect stay, is also clean and oh-so-comfortable with a courteous staff and great food.

Hotel Vernet in Paris: luxury design, comfort, and value

Discover the perfect meeting of luxury, comfort, location, and, surprisingly, value, at Paris’s 5-star boutique Hotel Vernet in the 8th arrondissement.

Stay: Palace Hotel, San Francisco

The Palace Hotel in San Francisco is indeed San Francisco’s first luxury hotel, iconic, with gorgeous architectural details. But iconic luxury can come at the sacrifice of comfort. We stayed here and can share the good and the not-so-good about staying here.

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Enjoy a Boston Duck Boat Tour

The Boston Duck Tour is a truly enjoyable way to lean into being a tourist and learn a little bit about a lot of Boston. It’s only 80 minutes long includes a short Charles River cruise. Perfect activity for families or singles.

Experience: Boston Ghost Tour

This Boston Ghost tour, focused on death and dying in Colonial America, is full of interesting history but not for the faint of heart.

Take a Private Yacht Charter in Miami

Explore the waters of the Biscayne Bay on a private yacht cruise on your next Miami area vacation

Take the San Juan Food Tour in Puerto Rico

The Flavors of San Juan Food Tour is a fascinating mix of food, history, and culture that provides a tasty and provocative glimpse into what Puerto Ricans, as a culture, like to eat and how their culinary traditions started. Plus, it’s delicious.

Angelina Tea House, Paris

Angelina’s gorgeous Belle Epoque setting is the backdrop for the richest hot chocolate you’ll ever taste.

Best Paris spa experience: Les Bains de Léa

Experience the lap of luxury and deep relaxation during your trip to Paris with a day at Les Bain de Léa spa in the Golden Triangle.

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Late Night Food at Rudford’s San Diego

Rudford’s Restaurant in San Diego is a go-to spot for late night food. It’s open 24/7 with all-day breakfast and the retro decor makes the experience extra fun.

Favorite SOMA restaurants, San Francisco

List of some of our favorite SOMA restaurants in San Francisco, all very walkable and all very tasty! Jump to the end for a walkable map.

A perfect meal in London at Comptoir Libanais

The vibrant tastes, decor, service, and value all came together for a perfect meal at Comptoir Libanais in South Kensington, London. Eat here when you are in town!

Water Grill, San Diego Gaslamp

Water Grill is a large, comfortable space. It’s got fantastic food, great ambiance, and truly above-and-beyond service made our dinners here two of the best we’ve ever had.

Regina Pizzeria, Boston North End

Regina Pizzeria in Boston’s North End has tasty pizzas in a local’s atmosphere. Service was great, food was hot, and it’s staying on my list for future Boston trips.

La Pizza Cresci, Nice

A perfect evening in Nice: sit it outside on the patio at Pizza Cresci in Nice, sip on a glass of wine, munch on a pizza, and people watch.