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 …

Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc : A French Riviera getaway in Cap d’Antibes

Nice was nice but was a little crowded for us. The French Riviera that we had envisioned was a little different than what we were experiencing in the towns of the Cote d’azur.  The beaches along Promenade des Anglais were beautiful but covered with galets, hard round marble-like pebbles sometimes as large 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

When we were visiting the French Riviera we enjoyed a day trip to Monaco from Nice.  We took the bus from Nice to Monaco and the train on the way back since we had done the boat trip over to Saint Tropez just a day ago.  Monaco also known as Read More …

Visiting the Mayan ruins and the Mexican Riviera

On Our first of the many visits to Mexico, we stayed at the Barceló Maya Palace in Riviera Maya and visited the Mayan Ruins.  Barcelo was a very kid friendly property from the swimming pools to kids activities to food choices.  The kids has a blast! The Riviera Maya is Read More …