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Cruise the Croatian Islands or the Greek Islands

Cruise the Croatian Islands or the Greek Islands

Crystal clear seas and more than 1,000 islands lure sailors to cruise the Croatian Islands or the Greek Islands every summer.             My husband and I chartered a 42-foot Jenneau sloop for a sailing holiday among these idyllic islands. Our two teenage daughters accompanied us – spending most of their […]

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Hawaii History at a luxury resort is seductive

Hawaii History at a luxury resort is seductive

When I think of famous, elegant hotels – the Ritz in Paris, the Plaza in New York and the Pera Palas in Istanbul – come to mind. In the Hawaiian Islands a historic property joins the club of  bejeweled, historic hotels, the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on Hawai’i Island. Fifty years of Hawaii history at […]

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A bit of culture and the best tour at the Sydney Opera House

A bit of culture and the best tour at the Sydney Opera House

On my last trip to Australia my best tour of the Sydney Opera House was backstage. No doubt you’ve laid eyes on an image of the Sydney Opera House – a waterfront theater topped by semi-circular domes that jut dramatically into the Sydney sky. The opera house is a World Heritage Listed Building, for good […]

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Europe Riverboat Cruises Offer Ease and Old World Beauty

Europe Riverboat Cruises Offer Ease and Old World Beauty

My husband and I are drawn to places with a connection to water in an effort to relax, whether the lapping against the San Francisco waterfront, or the blue depths of Lake Tahoe, or sailing on the white-capped waters of San Francisco Bay or along the Cape Cod shore. Many times we are drawn to […]

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Travel safety tips for college students

Travel safety tips for college students

Safety Tips for college students going abroad from college students who have recently returned (my daughter and her friends)  and travel expert, Marybeth Bond. Women Travel Statistics indicate that the number one issue for women travelers is safety. Here are practical safety tips compiled by my college-age daughter and her friends, who have recently returned from […]

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Gutsy Traveler’s Best Walks in San Francisco

Gutsy Traveler’s Best Walks in San Francisco

San Francisco’s best walks are free.  As local residents, here are our suggestions. Golden Gate Bridge Walk The Golden Gate Bridge is the icon of San Francisco and is considered to be one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Luckily, visitors have the opportunity to walk across the 1.7 miles span of this […]

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How to Explore the Great Barrier Reef

How to Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Sharks were far from my mind when I walked the mile around the island at sunset. Imagine my surprise, when I came upon a shallow area and saw shadows, yes, dozens of shadows, and realized they were huge, sting rays. As I walked into the surf to click a few photos they shimmered off into […]

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Food Down Under: The Best Restaurants in Sydney

Food Down Under: The Best Restaurants in Sydney

I learned on my recent trip that Sydney is a treat for the committed gourmand. Fresh local produce, seafood and delightful ambiances got these hot spots at the top of my list for the best restaurants in Sydney. I highly recommend Nomad, a new and glamorous food, wine and “cellardoor”, (tasting room) restaurant that makes it’s […]

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Five Easy Hikes in San Francisco

Five Easy Hikes in San Francisco

With over 40 hilltops (and 70 by some accounts), San Francisco is the second hilliest city in the world. While we residents are accustomed to our unusual topography, visitors can get weak in the knees just thinking about some of our epic ascents. As the founder of Urban Hiker SF, it’s my job and my pleasure […]

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Celebrate remission from breast cancer with a trip.

Celebrate remission from breast cancer with a trip.

When Judy’s doctor called and gave her the good news about her remission from breast cancer, we screamed, laughed and cried together. “Let’s do something big – let’s take a trip,”  Judy suggested. For several months we were always too busy –work, family, doctors appointments, dog sitters — there were always good excuses. Finally the […]

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