35 Clearest Waters to Swim in Before You Die!

By |February 7th, 2014|TRAVEL|

We stumbled upon this most inspiring story, "35 Clearest Waters in the World to Swim in Before You Die," on Facebook posted by our friend Sally Polkinghorn.  We've only checked a few of these locations off the list...  Have some passport stamping to get done!  Pack a bikini and go.  If not now, then when? ...


El Encanto’s Monarch Butterfly Migration experience!

By |February 3rd, 2014|TRAVEL|

Valentine's Day is around the corner-- two weeks from last Friday, to be exact.  What to get your honey?   Forgo the expected red roses and piece of jewelry and take a mini-getaway to Santa Barbara's exquisite El Encanto which we featured earlier this week. Fluffing around the luxe property will be romantic and relaxing ...


Hotel Spotlight: El Encanto, Santa Barbara

By |January 29th, 2014|TRAVEL|

We had the delightful opportunity to go up to Santa Barbara and experience the luxurious El Encanto just before the end of last year.  We adore Santa Barbara and have spent a lot of time in the area visiting with our fabulous wine and beer making cousins and enjoying the charm, culture and beauty Santa ...


Five Places To Get To in 2014!

By |January 21st, 2014|TRAVEL|

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?! Is there anything more fun than playing this game.  Here is a list of five places I have never been that I would be delighted to get to this year.  Some are more accessible, others I am putting it out there that an ...


Lobster on the Long Island Sound

By |August 31st, 2009|TRAVEL|

The end of August and Labor Day weekend is our favorite time of the year as we return to our family roots on the Long Island Sound.  Family time, old friends and the cool, calm and collectedness of quintessential New England are enhanced by the sounds of fog horns, seagulls and the clanging of buoys.  ...