Recently during a business trip to Santa Monica, I reading an article in Los Angeles Magazine [/i]entitled WEEKEND GETAWAYS 2008, which focused on a list of ideas for weekend escapes..one in particular caught my eye:
SUGGESTION[/b]# 11 Eating Apple Pie in Julian
Settled in 1869 by a former slave who struck gold, with a Main Street thats precious without being mushy, the mountain hamlet of Julian (about an hour northeast of San Diego) resists the clichs of a tourist town. Skip the omnipresent
CRITICAL POINTS:THE KEATING HOTEL
IS NOT for everyone!
IS PERECT for those who know what they want!
This was a BLEISURE add-on event,
three unbelievable evenings at The Keatingthanks to a great LL auction.
Several on-line reviews (a couple came up on tripadvisor.com), created a cautious approachafter all when seasoned travelers complain about no shower doors & water on the floor, not enjoying quiet evenings,
Why not head to Pisa and start your Italian holiday there?
I recently returned from a very relaxing vacation in Italy. I decided to have a nearly unstructured holiday, very few bookings, very few plans, no car, no frustrations on Italian roads. Of course, it helps that I have many friends to stay with throughout Italy, and that I have better than passable Italian, but I approached this adventure as a light nomad traveller, something that I havent done for many years.
Just returned from an overnight getaway to Washington DC. This was my husband's 50th birthday. He didn't want a party, hoopla, or any type of crowd activity. His idea was for the three of us (him, me, and our Scottish Terrier, Bonnie Joy), to get away. I did research on properties within a few hours of our home and found the Fairmont Washington DC would accomodate us.
Well...who knew we would be arriving in DC during a major heatwave!(Close to 100 on Saturday and due to
Ahhhthe hidden wonder in the woods. Its amazing how many people live in this areaor go to school close by and have never been to the Mohonk Mountain House. This interesting resort, perched on a mountaintop, truly is a destination.
The very first time my husband and I went to the Mohonk Mountain House we were kind ofho hum about the whole thing. Our friends told us all the time about how we just HAVE to visit here or HAVE to visit there. This time our friends insisted we join them for
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