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Waggin’ Winter With snow finally flowing in Lake Tahoe, snow sport enthusiasts flock to the mountains to catch up on some much needed skiing. Though some dogs prefer lounging by the fire to romping in the snow, a weekend getaway to Lake Tahoe, whether you prefer North...read more
Naples is a place with two Ritz Carlton's, private clubs crowded with Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Ferraris and tons of shopping areas boasting Tiffany's, Cartier and Louis Vuitton. Oh yes, there are also lovely beaches and exquisite dining. Shopping, dining and...read more
We wished we had more travel tips about Stockholm when we visited last summer. We quickly discovered that 50% of the city's area is water and it's easy to explore the city by boat, bike or on foot. Rent a bike Stockholm is sprinkled over 14 islands, and with its flat...read more
We fed the bears marshmallows from the back seat of the family car when I was kid. Cranking down the window a few inches we’d toss leftover peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and sweets to the fat bears who waddled from car to car along the road into Old Faithful....read more
Smashbrothers Women is a must-read for the women who travel. Featured on Oprah and the Today Show. "It's a nuts-and-bolts approach to women's travel...seasoned advice geared to both novices and veterans." -- USA TODAY "Packed with instructive and inspiring travel vignettes...read more
One of the best ways to shop and eat in the Bay Area is at a farmers market. One of my favorites to frequent is the Marin Farmers Market, which happens to be the third largest farmers market in California. It has grown since its opening in 1987 to house nearly 200...read more
Aussies know a thing or two about desserts. I gobbled up decadent chocolate cakes and English pavlova --white meringue layers filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. But my absolute favorite Australian dessert is sticky date pudding. I ate it for the first time,...read more
I am repeatedly asked for travel tips about how I deal with cash, credit cards and debit cards when I travel. Here are my top five tips. 1. Plastic Promises Power Bring plastic and debit cards. Two credit cards, two debit cards. Forget about Travelers' Checks, They...read more
When temperatures drop, I would rather chill on the beach than catch a chill. Growing up in Ohio, we endured the long, cold, grey winters. For several years we made the two-day car trip to Fort Myers to soak in the sun. Recently I visited Florida's west coast for a...read more
Women—young, old, single, married, and widowed—are fueling an explosive growth in the travel industry. More women are traveling, for business and for pleasure, and they're calling the shots. Just look around in a restaurant, how many tables are occupied by groups of...read more
Considered a favorite city by many Europeans, Istanbul, Turkey is vibrant, exotic, chaotic and very exciting. I spent eight dynamic days in Istanbul, wandering the lesser known neighborhoods, riding the trams and ferries, zipping back and forth between the Asian and...read more
Since the ninth century, millions of world travelers have embarked on Spain's ancient Camino de Santiago trail, the pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where it is believed the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried. Kurt Koontz,...read more