(Reader) Travel Tip of the Day: The Jewelry Bag

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The Jewelry Bag Today’s tip comes from reader Cheri C., who says: “Before going through airplane check-in, I place all my jewelry in a special small cloth bag in my purse. The cloth bag can then be placed in the small tray. After going through check-in, the jewelry is safely together and I can wear it […]

Day Trippin’ Southern California Style – Food, Wine and Shopping

Oxnard Farmer's Market

  When you have the abundance of agriculture Oxnard, California does – food and wine are inevitably a staple. The local restaurants take full advantage of the farm to table opportunities and are proud to serve local wines with meals prepared for the season. Oxnard is not only a treat for the senses, but also an easy day […]

Taking home a piece of Paris…literally


“There is but one Paris and however hard living may be here, and if it became worse and harder even—the French air clears up the brain and does good—a world of good.” ― Vincent van Gogh It’s one of my favorite cities in the world. From the first time I visited Paris, I was taken […]

The Istanbul Tour


Merhaba from Turkey! Last week, my story about arriving in Istanbul and staying at the city’s most famous hotel was getting so long, that I decided to save the best for last – the city tour. If you want to see Istanbul through the eyes of a professional and private tour guide (who won’t bleed […]