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The Perfect 1 Day Adventure in Capri, Italy. Featuring the Blue Grotto and Monte Solaro

Destinations, Do, Europe, Unique Excursions and Tours By February 13, 2020 23 Comments

It’s Valentine’s week and everyone has a sweetheart in mind. This year, my sweetheart happens to be twins – the comune towns of Capri and Anacapri in Italy. They are essentially the same island but Anacapri is the quieter sister town of Capri. Capri has always been on our bucket list and in 2016 we were able to spend a…

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The 5 Iconic Things To Do In Vegas!

Do, Eat, Luxury Hotels, Stay, Unique Excursions and Tours By February 6, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , 25 Comments

Vegas Baby! The adult playground of America only gets better. With new money pouring in from professional sports and celebrity icons, the Sin City is trying to make over it’s tawdry image to welcome a more “family friendly” atmosphere. This doesn’t mean it’s giving up the scantily shows and wild night life scene, but it does offer so much more…

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La Vague d’Or Michelin Restaurant in Saint-Tropez at Cheval Blanc Hotel

Destinations, Europe, Luxury Hotels, Michelin Dining, Stay By January 16, 2020 Tags: , , , 25 Comments

Think Louis Vuitton only makes handbags? The iconic fashion designer has expanded into ultra luxury resorts and hotels! Saint- Tropez, France is one of the most luxurious places in the French Riviera and all of France. The fabulous Pampelonne Beach filmed in a 1950’s movie with actress Brigitte Bardot grabbed the world by attention. It’s since then been a celebrity…

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First Time to Euro Disney? 11 Hot Tips About Disneyland Paris

Destinations, Europe, Unique Excursions and Tours By January 9, 2020 Tags: , 19 Comments

People all over the world LOVE Disney! The magic is everywhere. What better place to add magic than the most romantic place in the world… Paris! Oui oui, mes amis. These 11 tips will let you know what to expect for your first visit ever to Disneyland Paris. Hot Tip 1: Don’t Compare Disneyland Paris to Disney World We lived…

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Pesto Sauce From It’s Birthplace Genova, Italy

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By December 19, 2019 Tags: , , , 12 Comments

PrintItalian Pesto SaucePrep 15 minsTotal 15 minsAuthor Cristina and Mario from CreativvandoYield 6-8 TBS of pesto We stopped in Genova during a vacation to the French and Italian Riviera’s in Summer of 2018 to learn how to make the original Pesto. Genova is the birthplace of pesto, salami, and Christopher Columbus.  My hubby Mike is such a huge fan of…

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The Bristol Palace Hotel and Pesto Pasta Cooking Class in Genova, Italy

Destinations, Do, Europe, Luxury Hotels, Stay, Unique Excursions and Tours By December 12, 2019 17 Comments

Is it Genoa or Genova? Either is correct, but in Italian it’s Genova. Genoa is it’s English translation. If you ever visit Genova, Italy, you don’t want to miss a stay at the iconic Bristol Palace Hotel and taking a local pesto cooking course. During our Summer’18 trip to the French and Italian Rivieras, we decided to visit Genova, Italy….

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How Michelin Restaurant Goes Wrong in Genoa, Italy

Eat, Michelin Dining By November 21, 2019 Tags: , , , , , 15 Comments

This is probably the funniest and disastrous dining faux pas we ever encountered. How in the world did we ever get from this, to this in the same night? That’s right, we went from a Michelin restaurant to McDonalds right afterwards. How can this be? We ordered the wrong menu! Hot Tip: When in doubt, go with the server’s suggestion…

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How Passion Leads Brewery Gulch Inn to be Top Destination in Mendocino, CA.

Destinations, Luxury Hotels, Stay By November 7, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , , 19 Comments

It took us only moments to see why Mendocino’s Brewery Gulch Inn blinged in recognition as a top destination to stay. If the immediate views didn’t astonish you, perhaps the reception area full of Four Star Diamond Awards will. According to Travel & Leisure, it was named as one of the top 100 hotels in the world, Top 10 in…

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Flank Steak with Blackberry Demi at Brewery Gulch Inn, Mendocino

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By November 7, 2019 18 Comments

PrintFlank Steak with Blackberry DemiAuthor Chef Mitch Michelle PeaceYield 2 servings The recipe is from Chef Mitch Michelle Peace at the Brewery Gulch Inn. We had this incredible entrée during our fabulous stay during the Fall Season’19. Everything was farm to table cuisine sourced from the farms of Northern California. My hubby absolutely loves this dish and we hope you…

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How 5 Generations of Service Impacts the Community and Your Stay at Little River Inn, Mendocino, CA

Destinations, Do, Lifestyle, Stay By October 31, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , , , 19 Comments

We were blown away by the quaint little town of Mendocino that sits on what seems to be “the edge of the world.” The three and half hour Fall season drive North from San Francisco was one of beauty and tragedy. We would like to personally thank Cally Dym and Little River Inn for their partnership and hosting our wonderful…

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Ole’s Swedish Hotcakes at Little River Inn, Mendocino

Eat, Souvenir Recipes By October 30, 2019 1 Comment

PrintOle’s Swedish HotcakesAuthor Little River Inn This recipe is from Innkeeper, Cally Dym at Little River Inn, Mendocino, California. It’s a family recipe that’s been handed down through many generations originating from Sweden! Her husband, Chef Marc Dym, is the Executive Chef for the Inn and made these delectable hotcakes for us. It was so good, we wanted the recipe!    Here’s…

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Italian Cooking Class and Feast at a Tuscan Farmhouse with Local Market Tour, Florence

Do, Souvenir Recipes, Unique Excursions and Tours By October 17, 2019 17 Comments

DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR WHEN IN FLORENCE! The most perfect day spent in Florence was cooking in a Tuscan Farmhouse perched on the rolling hills of Italy! Words cannot express the incredible hands-on experience and flavors you will eat on this full day tour. My hubby and I are big time foodies and absolutely love to cook. We try…

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