In my last blog, I talked about my trip to San Francisco and the wineries we visited. We also embarked on a number of active excursions as well, including lots of hiking. One trip we took was to Bolinas Ridge in Nicasio, Calif. — about

We met out-of-town friends recently at one of our favorite restaurants in the Rogue Valley: Smithfields in Ashland. We've dined there several times in the past, but we hadn't been in over a year. The menu doesn't change very much, with a daily fish special

Last weekend I met up with an old friend from high school. He recently came home from college in Michigan, and we never found time to catch up. His favorite restaurant around the area is a family-style Italian restaurant called Giuseppe’s, so we decided to go

On a rainy day in New York this week, I attended a Marriott Rewards event announcing the company’s newest endeavor, a merged loyalty program — with a name still to come. The new-and-improved loyalty program brings all three brands — The Ritz Carlton Rewards, Marriott Rewards

This weekend I attended a bachelorette party at the bride-to-be’s beach house in Delaware. One of my sister’s best friends from college is getting married in a few weeks on Cinco de Mayo, so naturally the bachelorette weekend had a fiesta theme. It was a

I have flown Asiana Airlines a few time while traveling through Asia but never directly from the States until now. Last week I took Asiana's nonstop Los Angeles to Incheon flight aboard their A380 business class and was impressed. Their business class is a 1-2-1

I would like to share with everyone my experience with Delsey’s 21-inch Expandable Spinner Carry-On, part of the Pilot 4.0 Collection. As a frequent traveler, whether it is for business; leisure; or my personal favorite, Bleisure, the right carry-on is essential. Having this luggage item really

Have you ever had the urge to wake up and dance? Well, now you can with Daybreaker. Daybreaker is an early-morning dance movement currently in 22 cities around the globe, with new locations added all the time. The event starts with a one-hour yoga class followed

In last week's blog I wrote about the increasing popularity of hiking all across the United States. In researching that topic, I came across some innovative programs that support and promote hiking in urban areas by encouraging the use of public transportation to reach trails.

I’m off tonight to a cabin in the woods. The first time I visited, I arrived late at night at my boyfriend’s family’s cabin in the Poconos, Pa., located about two and a half hours from my home base in Bucks County. It was dark

I recently went on a trip to San Francisco to visit my best friend who moved there. A group of my oldest friends joined me as our friend dragged us around to all of the great tourist spots in the area, and we jam-packed just

Though my recent trip to Lisbon was brief, we decided to take a quick daytrip to nearby Sintra. The town is known for its many castles and stunning views. We woke up early to catch a train out of Lisbon. We used our refillable viva metro cards

The most unique, most expensive hotel experience is set to become a reality in 2021 after years of planning. For $9.5 million, Orion Span will host you on a 12-day trip to Aurora Station, 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Once at Aurora Station, guests will

This weekend I made the two-hour trek to my alma mater, East Stroudsburg University, to visit one of my old roommates. The temperature was its usual bitter cold, but the grass is green and the trees are starting to bud. We spent some time hanging

My husband and I own a vacation home in the Finger Lakes, N.Y., area — a small waterfront cottage on a little-known lake named Lamoka. It’s our own slice of heaven, nestled between two of the best Finger lakes (in my opinion) for wine tasting

While in some parts of the country winter seems to be reluctant to give up its grip (I note that it's 27 degrees in Chicago this morning, with a wind chill of 21 --- ouch!), elsewhere as the days grow longer and warmer, folks eagerly