Benicia is filled with rich history and a world-class artist community, every corner one turns represents another story waiting to be told. And, there are plenty of locals willing to stop and take the time to fill in the blanks or add their own colorful interpretation of the town’s many assets. Just 40 or so […]

Wine and culinary enthusiasts will be crushing on Amador County this year as the Amador Four Fires Festival makes its debut on May 2, 2015. Four celebrated wine regions inspire the craft of Amador’s winemakers and winegrowers while paired with the cuisine of star chefs who will all be cooking with open flame. “We are […]

Located just 15 minutes south of San Francisco, the beautiful beach-front town of Pacifica is the ideal hitching post for couples that want to celebrate romance any time of year. The natural attributes of this coastal playground are the most obvious romantic pleasures, but there is a myriad of encounters that provoke intimacy, as follows: […]

While romance is most definitely in the air, February is by no means the only time couples should cultivate the mood. One of the most romantic destinations in California is the awe-inspiring destination of Mendocino…and sometimes it’s best enjoyed when all the “amateurs” are not celebrating over the same Hallmark holiday. Whether it’s romance or […]

Victoria, British Columbia has been rated the Most Romantic City in Canada by Amazon.ca and is one of the top three best romantic getaways in North America, according to a recent USA Today poll. It’s no wonder as this idyllic Canadian destination is filled with encounters that warm the cockles, light the fire and set […]

The launch of responsibletravel.com’s in-depth guide to authentic Colorado highlights 11 reasons why this state is a quintessentially cool travel destination. The new travel guide, written by responsibletravel.com, the leading online site for authentic travel experiences in partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office, incorporates expert tips and podcasts from local Coloradans to allow tourists to […]

While I am grateful to embark on a journey with nearly 500 colleagues and friends to a destination for which I never even imagined, it has been the independent adventures of this fire and ice land that have been the most rewarding. Icelandic residents are friendly, accessible and down to earth.  From the local musicians […]

One of the most breathtaking journeys along the California Coast is the Highway 1 Discovery Route, which encompasses a 101 mile road trip that showcases 10 different artisan towns and seaside villages, each one rich in character and history. While our journey did not allow for a full tour of each town, the highlight included […]

Her journey to fifty was intended to capture one woman’s trek through fifty days of travel leading up to her 50th birthday. Instead, it’s taken a turn, as most journeys do.  While I did not embark on a long sojourn for the nearly two months of travel leading up to my 50th birthday, I have […]