I live next door to the largest city in Southern Oregon, boasting a population of somewhere around 80,000, with the greater Rogue Valley/Jackson County home to at least 150,000. Medford boasts a busy regional airport, two medical centers, a community college and businesses ranging from

Last weekend, I got in the holiday spirit by visiting the Museum of Science and Industry’s annual Christmas Around the World exhibit. There are more than 50 trees, decorated by volunteers from the various ethnic communities in Chicago. Holiday music provided a jolly background, while

Whenever the weather is pleasant, my family and I like to get outside and enjoy it as much as possible. Recently I took my wife and kids on a bike ride around Wissahickon Valley Park in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia. The locals know this seven-mile gravel

A few weeks ago I learned of an opportunity to help out the communities affected by the wildfires in Napa and Sonoma counties this fall. Thirteen wineries here in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon would donate 15 percent of their sales on the Sunday

We have been hosting a Costa Cruise contest on WhereverFamily.com for the past few weeks, and the chance to enter is winding down. Enter to win a trip for two from Costa Cruises on the Costa Deliziosa, sailing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to

Aside from great barbecue, South Carolina offers a tremendous selection of fresh, local seafood. The Blue Heron Restaurant and Sushi Bar is one of Clemson’s gems. My love of seafood makes this restaurant my go-to for anniversaries, celebrations and “just because.” Blue Heron has been open

Los Cabos is a popular tourist destination located on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula in Baja California Sur. It’s considered the ultimate seaside escape, where the desert meets the sea and the sun shines 350 days a year. Los Cabos, commonly referred

A few weeks ago, I spent the weekend celebrating one of my dearest friend’s bachelorette party in San Diego with eight of her favorite ladies. On Saturday night we decided to check out the newest and hottest hotel, The Pendry, located in the Gaslamp Quarter.

The Friday after Thanksgiving has become synonymous with crowds of shoppers hitting stores dark and early for amazing deals as retailers seek to launch the holiday sales period with a bang. For the last three years, however, the premier outdoor gear and sporting goods store,

Lviv, Ukraine, is a true European hidden gem — a city I’d encourage anyone to visit, but I also hope it doesn’t become overrun with tourists and lose any of its charm. While I could go on and on in this blog about its many

The team at whereverfamily.com partnered with Costa Cruises to offer one lucky winner a 10-day cruise on the Costa Deliziosa, sailing from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean. Set sail during either the 2017–2018 or 2018–2019 seasons. To enter, tell us the top three reasons

I was in New York City the other day for a meeting with a client. I had enough time for lunch in the area. My colleague and I spotted the nearest restaurant to our appointment and decided to go for it. Acclaimed chef Costas Spiliadis founded

Last Saturday, after spending the day running errands and working in the yard, neither my husband nor I felt like cooking dinner. Fast food wasn't going to cut it, but we didn't have the energy to get gussied up for a really elegant dinner, either,

If you’ve followed my blogs, you realize I rarely have anything negative to say about pizza. I can confirm every pizza place I visit I do indeed like, some more than others. Recently, I thought I’d sampled all of the pizza in my area, but when

Who hasn’t imagined what it was like in the 1920s, to get dressed up and find themselves sneaking through the back of a grocery store, barber shop or restaurant into a glamorous speakeasy? Get a taste for what it was like at Lost Saint in Charlottesville, Va. After

The best homestyle barbecue I have ever eaten is hands down from Smokin’ Pig in South Carolina. This hot spot is located right outside of Clemson University, making it a popular destination among visitors, locals and students. I travel to South Carolina frequently and sample