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Paris Cooking Class: Learn How to Make French Macarons!

Eat, Europe, Souvenir Recipes, Unique Excursions and Tours By March 26, 2020 Tags: , , , 30 Comments

PrintRaspberry French MacaronsPrep 1 hour, 30 minsCook 30 minsTotal 1 hour, 60 minsAuthor Chef MartheYield 24 cookies Have time on your hands?  If you and your family are social distancing during this time of national turmoil like we are, you may be looking for ways to be creative and learn a new skill at home. Why not learn to make…

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Monet’s Home and Garden in Giverny, France

Destinations, Do, Europe, Unique Excursions and Tours By March 19, 2020 Tags: , , , 29 Comments

Spring is finally in the air and I can see gardens all around starting to bloom. I can’t think of a more beautiful garden than that created by the one and only Oscar-Claude Monet. We have seen many spectacular gardens around the world, but there’s something special and unique to be present in Monet’s preserved home and garden in Giverny,…

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The 5 Unforgettable Adventures to Do in St. Lucia

Destinations, Do, Tropical Paradise, Unique Excursions and Tours By March 12, 2020 25 Comments

Waterfalls, volcanos, mountains, black and green sand beaches, UNESCO site, coral reefs, and so much more can be discovered in St Lucia. If you love romance but also adventures galore, then St. Lucia is the idyllic destination for you. We actually stayed 7 nights and 8 days on this unique Caribbean island and paced our itinerary for maximum adrenaline. If…

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Stay in The Heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in St. Lucia. Featuring Viceroy Sugar Beach Resort

Destinations, Luxury Hotels, Stay, Tropical Paradise By March 5, 2020 Tags: , , , 26 Comments

There are many islands in the Caribbean, but only a rare few are consistently in the ultimate list of destinations. St. Lucia is one of those unique islands located in the West Indies part of the Caribbean. It’s well known for it’s iconic Pitons, the striking volcanic peaks duo that is a natural wonder. The Pitons are a UNESCO World…

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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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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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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 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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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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The Spaltenna Castle Resort and Il Pievano Michelin Restaurant in Chianti, Italy

Destinations, Eat, Luxury Hotels, Michelin Dining, Stay By October 6, 2019 Tags: , , , , , , 30 Comments

Some places are so unforgettable, you still dream about it well after your departure. The Castello di Spaltenna Resort (Spaltenna Castle) and its Il Pievano Michelin restaurant in Chianti, Italy is just that kind of love affair. From the day we arrived to this storybook resort in the charming town of Gaiole, we did not want to leave. We stayed…

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VIP Tour of The Palace of Versailles, Hall of Mirrors Serenade, and Garden Fireworks Spectacular

Destinations, Do, Unique Excursions and Tours By September 12, 2019 Tags: , , , 14 Comments

The Palace of Versailles in France is one of the most unforgettable sites you will ever see. Now combine that with a serenade in the Hall of Mirrors and the garden fireworks show, and your day will feel like royalty. During our Paris trip in Summer 2016, we wanted to spend a day in Versailles. When I looked up tickets…

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Quick Visit to New York City? Save Valuable Time With These 3 Must Have’s. Featuring Langham Hotels

Destinations, Lifestyle, Luxury Hotels, Stay By August 30, 2019 Tags: , , , 32 Comments

Time is the most precious commodity anyone can have. Most argue it’s more valuable than money. You can always make more money but you cannot make more time. Once it’s spent, it’s gone. Which is why I wanted to post some time saving tips to help you make more memories and not time sucking problems. Quick getaways are a perfect…

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