Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, CA

Many of us know Carmel, California for its beautiful coastline, storybook-style architecture, fine art community and abundance of hotels, restaurants, and shops. The beauty of this area draws people from around the world and is perhaps one of the most beautiful places on earth. What many people don’t realize is that there is an entirely different side of […]

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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

Discretely nestled in the foothills overlooking Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean you will find an enchanting hideaway called the Belmond El Encanto. This property exudes glamor and elegance in an understated manner and offers a sophisticated comfort that is captivating from the moment you arrive. Property The property has a vast history with the original craftsman-style cottages […]

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Monterey, CA: Whale Watching

Spring in California is an incredible time to go on a whale watching excursion. The whales are still migrating at this time which makes for an active outing. It’s a misconception that if you don’t go at a certain time of year that you won’t see a whale. As a matter of fact, the company […]

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Pebble Beach Stables

I finally made time to visit the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. It’s a quaint and rustic center that is filled with charm and character. The stables are open to the public and you can take forest or beach trail rides…or just stop by and visit the horses. I developed a little crush on Quincy. This one here was a […]

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Brewery Gulch Inn ~ Mendocino, CA

While reading Travel and Leisure’s 2014 World’s Best List, I came across something that caught my attention. The #20 on this world’s best list is a 10 room inn located in Mendocino, CA ~ The Brewery Gulch Inn. Being familiar with the small town of Mendocino, I was intrigued by this achievement and felt that I had to explore this quaint inn. […]

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Fairmont Mayakoba, Riviera Maya

On a spontaneous walk down the beach from the Rosewood Mayakoba, I came to the next resort, the Fairmont Mayakoba. I decided to take a look around and just happened to stumble upon the pool and bar. It was a perfect pit stop for a happy hour margarita. I was even able to charge it to […]

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