3 02, 2015

FRANCE: Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus

2018-08-27T04:32:08+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

 Seeing Paris by Boat or Bus It's a rare occasion that I surrender to any tour that is not preceded by the word "Food." However, I make a wholehearted exception to both the Bateaux Mouches and the double decker bus tours of Paris. Seeing Paris by boat or bus gives you a fabulous overview of the city, so you can get do a much [...]

6 01, 2015

FRANCE: Climbing the Arc de Triomphe

2018-08-24T06:50:14+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Climbing the Arc de Triomphe While I'm one to favor the less beaten path, I would be remiss if I didn't urge you to see the Arc de Triomphe while in Paris. Even better — CLIMBING the Arc de Triomphe! You mustn't simply gaze at it from afar. Or stroll around the base. You really must climb to [...]

6 01, 2015

Best Adventurous Motorcycle Roads in the US

2018-08-27T04:37:23+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Destinations, USA|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Best Adventurous Motorcycle Roads in the US by Kiara Wilson | Motorcycle House There’s a wide range of motorcycle roads in the US, from beach view routes, snow-peaked mountains, and open farm country to small towns and big cities. You name it! If you're a riding enthusiast, there is so much in store for you in [...]

28 12, 2014

GLAMPING IN MALIBU: Murray Shares His Airstream

2018-08-27T05:00:28+00:00December 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Favorites, USA|Tags: , |0 Comments

GLAMPING IN MALIBU Murray Shares His Airstream My teenage girl and I were long overdue for a mom-daughter wander. She "requested" two simple things—a beach and no hostels. I insisted on two equally simple things—no airplanes and unique accommodations. With help from the internet, we narrowed it down to two destinations—Santa Barbara or Malibu. Toss a coin? [...]

16 12, 2014

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve

2018-08-27T05:16:14+00:00December 16th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|6 Comments

Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve LOCATION:  Intersection of Camino del Sur & Park Village Road MAP + INFO:  LOS PENASQUITOS CANYON PRESERVE PARKING: Free lot LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours My expectations were pretty low for a hike smack in the middle of suburbia. This was one of those times when I happily embraced my wrongness. [...]

1 12, 2014

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines State Park

2018-08-27T05:22:35+00:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|0 Comments

HIKING SAN DIEGO: Torrey Pines State Park LOCATION: Off Camino Del Mar, Del Mar MAP + INFO: TORREY PINES STATE PARK PARKING: If you're lucky, you'll find street parking; $15-$20 in one of two paid lots LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Easy APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours The 2,000 acre Torrey Pines State Park ("natural reserve" to be exact) is [...]

28 11, 2014

FRANCE: Don’t Just Take a Pic of the Eiffel Tower!

2018-08-28T05:04:43+00:00November 28th, 2014|Categories: Destinations, Europe|Tags: , |0 Comments

Get to Know the Eiffel Tower Anyone who simply walks, floats or busses by the Eiffel Tower, snapping a few pics along the way, has missed the essence of her soul. Take your time. Get to know her. Check her out from every possible exterior angle—from afar and close up. You'll get some outstanding views of [...]

18 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Elfin Forest Reserve

2018-08-28T05:12:24+00:00November 18th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|5 Comments

Elfin Forest Reserve Hike LOCATION:  8833 Harmony Grove Road, Escondido, CA 92029 MAP + INFO:  Elfin Forest Reserve PARKING: Free (in parking lot or on Harmony Grove Road) LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate to difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 2-4 hours Elfin Forest Reserve is home to 11 miles of hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding trails, one babbling brook, [...]

9 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Fortuna Mountain Hike

2018-08-28T05:15:32+00:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors, USA|0 Comments

Fortuna Mountain Hike LOCATION: Near intersection of Clairemont Mesa Blvd. + Rueda Drive MAP + INFO: Fortuna Mountain PARKING: Free lot or street parking near the trailhead LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Moderate to difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 3-4 hours Mere minutes after exiting one of San Diego's busiest interstates, you'll hit the end of one of the city's busiest surface [...]

9 11, 2014

SAN DIEGO HIKES: Mt Woodson Hike

2018-08-28T05:21:06+00:00November 9th, 2014|Categories: At Home in San Diego, Destinations, San Diego Hikes, The Great Outdoors|0 Comments

Mt Woodson Hike LOCATION:  Lake Poway Park at 14644 Lake Poway Rd., Poway, CA 92064 MAP + INFO: Mt Woodson PARKING: Paid lot ($5) near the trailhead LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: Difficult APPX. LENGTH OF TIME: 3-4 hours If you miss climbing rocks like you did when you were a kid, the Mt Woodson hike is for you. [...]