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Checking Off Bucket List Items on a Luxury Trip to China

March 18, 2014
China tour document box from Ker & Downey holds lots of goodies.

Today, Alan and I leave for a small group luxury trip to China. Along the way, we’ll be checking four items off our boomer bucket list: flying on the Dreamliner, riding a high speed train in China, seeing pandas and cruising the Yangtze River. Our journey begins in Los Angeles, where we’ll board a United Dreamliner […]

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Luxury and Wildlife at Inn the Estuary

March 7, 2014
Walking through the flower-draped gate at Inn the Estuary on Vancouver Island.

As tidal waters flowed in and out to the Straight of Georgia, two deer moved delicately through the high grasses of Nanoose/Bonnel Estuary on Vancouver Island. If we squinted our eyes—or looked through binoculars—Alan and I could observe a pair of bald eagles surveying the scene from the top branches of a tree near the edge […]

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Luxurious Winter Fun at The Resort at Paws Up

January 23, 2014
Horses pull the sleigh at The Resort at Paws Up

A river laced with ice and snow winds through rolling hills studded with a thick forest of evergreens. Mountain ranges provide the snowy backdrop. On a frosty hike along the banks of the Blackfoot River, Alan and I stop to inspect bobcat tracks before looking up to see a bald eagle sitting majestically in the […]

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And the Angels Sang on Montserrat

December 21, 2013
Tips for a visit to Montserrat, Spain.

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. Serrated stones dominate the arid mountainside reminding me of the rock formations in the Chirichaua mountains of Arizona. The peal of church bells echo against steep mountain walls, as Alan and I wait to hear the angelic […]

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Luxury in a natural setting at The Wickaninnish Inn

June 28, 2013
Entry at The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino

Updated: 10.01.2013 Have you ever stayed in accommodations so perfectly attuned to the surroundings that you didn’t know if you were inside or outside? That’s how Alan and I felt when we stayed at The Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino on a May road trip to Vancouver Island. The view from our Beach Deluxe Room in the On-the-Beach building overlooking […]

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Bonding at Black Rock 2013

June 19, 2013
Porsches at Black Rock 2013

How many different types of getaways can you think of? There’s bonding with girlfriends at the beach or golfing with your buddies on a trip to Florida. But what about group getaways? No, I don’t mean group tours; instead, I’m thinking about trips where a group comprised of friends and strangers bonds over a common […]

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A romantic getaway near Walla Walla, Washington

May 31, 2013
Cameo Heights Mansion near Walla Walla, Washington

Have you dreamed of staying in a mansion on a hill? Your travel dreams can come true at Cameo Heights Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Located in rural southeastern Washington near Walla Walla, Cameo Heights Mansion offers luxurious accommodations that are a bit off-the-beaten-path. It’s the perfect location for a romantic getaway if you need a […]

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Saturday’s scene: Paradise in the Moorea lagoon

March 24, 2013
paradise-moorea-lagoon

Alan and I have cruised through the islands of Tahiti on two occasions. Each time, we were mesmerized by the deep blue colors, abundant sea life and soothing tropical water that is the Moorea lagoon. This photo is from our first trip when we were on a cruise excursion to swim with the stingrays. It […]

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Cruising on the Cloud

March 12, 2013
Small ship luxury cruising on Silver Cloud

Do you prefer the smaller side of travel? Would you consider cruising on a ship of 300 passengers or so? When Alan and I booked a holiday cruise through the Panama Canal on the 296-passenger Silver Cloud, one of Silversea’s smallest ships, we were returning to our cruising roots. Our very first cruise was on […]

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Saturday’s scene: into the Baltic Sea

February 23, 2013
pier-heiligendamm-germany

The pier at Grand Hotel Heiligendamm stretches into the Baltic Sea during my rainy September visit. In good weather, the luxury resort in northern Germany provides seaside activities for families, couples and those looking to rejeuvenate in a world renowned spa. The resort’s classical white buildings are the backdrop for the natural beauty of the […]

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