American Riviera Getaway: A Family Weekend in Santa Barbara, California

We spent a family weekend in the American Riviera at Santa Barbara California – enjoying a few leisurely days of the soothing California Sun, cloud-covered mountain views, sparkling Pacific shorelines, Spanish architecture, exotic gardens, and farm-fresh food & local wine.  We spent most of our time at the resort at Rosewood Read More …

Make Summer Memories on the Florida Riviera at Fontainebleau, Miami Beach

Who doesn’t like going to Miami, with its beautiful beaches and beautiful people?  With a lineup of amazing eats in South beach or little Havana to the vibrant nightlife – it is a tropical paradise right here on the mainland.  It is a great stopover if you are heading to the Caribbean or on Read More …

Provence and French Riviera: A 10 day Itinerary to see the Sunkissed Southern France

So you have been to Paris a few times but can you really check France off your list if you haven’t visited Southern France?  Called Région Sud or PACA, Southern France includes Provence, French Alps and Côte d’Azur. You most definitely heard of the lavenders of Provence and the glitz and glamour of Read More …

One perfect day in Saint Tropez: A Provencal escape!

Saint Tropez, the Côte d’Azur seaside town, is a Romantic Port of call which became a spectacular resort destination after World War II.  Drawn for its unbeatable setting and glamorous vibe, St Tropez saw an influx of artists of the French New Wave then the European and American jet setters came along. The legendary actress Read More …

Sanya : Is this the Chinese Riviera?

I will be the first to admit, I didn’t know where Sanya was when Sanya Tourism approached me to participate in the #SanyaHeartstoHearts campaign… I had to quickly look it up. But then again my Travels around Asia is lagging behind anyway. Looking at some of the pictures that Visit Sanya shared Read More …

Spanish Riviera: An afternoon in Calella de Palafrugell

Although there’s no such thing as the Spanish Riviera, travel websites usually use the term when they talk about Spain’s magnificent beaches, and the Iberian country is blessed with plenty of them.  So, if there would be a Spanish Riviera, this would probably include most of the country’s seashores, as Spain Read More …

Fancy cars and French macarons: Fun things to do in Monaco with Kids

While it is famous for its fancy cars and the Glitz and Glam but you can still find some fun things to do in Monaco with kids (while they are not too busy spotting the shiny cars! When we were visiting the French Riviera we enjoyed a day trip to Monaco Read More …

Visit the Mayan ruins and the Mexican Riviera

The Riviera Maya area is also known as the Mexican Riviera has a large number of all-inclusive resorts and is close to the archeological sites operated by the Instituto Nacional de Archeological such as Tulum on the coast, many Cenotes, Chichen Itza and Coba located some distance inland. Barceló Maya Read More …