Tag: Romance

Best Romantic Spots in San Francisco to Steal a Kiss

Best Romantic Spots in San Francisco to Steal a Kiss

From sunsets on the beach to expansive views of the city by the bay, here’s some local expertise  on great romantic places to kiss around San Francisco. Here are a few of my favorites. 1. The Marin Headlands  is open space above the Golden Gate Bridge and a perfect place to watch the sunset with […]

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Finding Latin America’s Sea Turtles

Finding Latin America’s Sea Turtles

I had heard Panama had great bird-watching, eco-lodges and indigenous cultures, but until recently, I had never heard of the country’s Bocas del Toro islands – or that this archipelago excelled in bird-watching, eco-lodges and indigenous peoples’ culture. With nine main islands, several large bays and a national marine park, this area in the northwestern […]

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Valentine’s Day without a lover

Valentine’s Day without a lover

If a lover is not part of your life right now, join the crowd! I spent many, many years without a significant other and I learned to “turn off” all the Valentine’s Day babble and Hallmark messaging. I either went out with friends or bought a special take-out dinner and luxuriated in a long bubble […]

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Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in San Francisco

Top 10 Romantic Things to Do in San Francisco

From our local friends at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf: 1.    Walk, bike, run or skip across the Golden Gate Bridge. 2.    Enjoy a California Sunset Cruise aboard Red and White Fleet 3.    Share a hot fudge sundae at world famous Ghirardelli chocolate 4.    Pack a picnic lunch and bring it on board a rented […]

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In Fiji, Your Own Island, Barefoot Luxury, and Reefs to Roam

In Fiji, Your Own Island, Barefoot Luxury, and Reefs to Roam

With over 300 islands set in crystal-clear waters,  palm-fringed white sand beaches, lagoons and coral reefs, relaxation is big in Fiji–although there are loads of activities when you’re in the mood: amazing snorkeling, diving, jet skiing, white water rafting, swimming with manta rays or visiting local villages. I traveled to Fiji with my 16-year-old daughter […]

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Where Is the Riviera Maya–and Why Go?

Where Is the Riviera Maya–and Why Go?

For pure alabaster white sand, turquoise-blue water, and a seamless vacation of R&R, you should know about the Riviera Maya; a strip of coastline stretching south from  Cancun, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico, to the Mayan ruins of Tulum.  And, due to the large number of all-inclusive hotels, there are fabulous deals for serious […]

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Remembering Valentines & Romance in Kathmandu

Remembering Valentines & Romance in Kathmandu

“Do what you love and love will follow,” my mother told me. So I took off alone around the world to walk, hike, climb, cycle and kayak my way through six continents and more than 70 countries around the world.   Along the way I never celebrated Valentine’s Day. I was sitting on a low sofa […]

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