Get a Flu Shot #FightFlu

Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu this Season #FightFlu

As I approach my 42nd birthday next week, I remember far too clearly how I entered my forties, sick as a dog!  I never thought to make a big deal of turning forty until days before my birthday I got a fever, then chills, the weakness, then the excruciating back pain.  It. Was. Awful!  My […]

Penguins of Madagascar #PenguinsInsiders

Penguins of Madagascar: Printable Activity & Coloring Sheets + Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway #PenguinsInsiders

They’re cute…they’re cuddly…they’re back!  From the creators of Madagascar comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  […]

Travel

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Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show February 7-8, 2015 @TravAdventure

On February 7-8, I’m headed to the largest travel show series in the U.S. at the Santa Clara Convention Center to experience the culture, the sights, the sounds, and even the cuisine that goes along with travel and tourism. This year’s Bay Area Travel & Adventure show is entering its fifth year with a bigger […]

Lake Tahoe Heavenly Gondola Ride

South Lake Tahoe: Heavenly Gondola Ride in Photos @skiheavenly #laketahoe

Enjoy the beauty of winter in Tahoe from Heavenly Ski Resort, the views are truly incredible when riding the Gondola! Located in the center of downtown Lake Tahoe steps from most major hotels and casinos, the Heavenly Gondola holds eight passengers on its way 2.4 miles up the mountain. Panoramic views of snow-capped mountains surrounding […]

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Photography

Lake Tahoe Heavenly Gondola Ride

South Lake Tahoe: Heavenly Gondola Ride in Photos @skiheavenly #laketahoe

Enjoy the beauty of winter in Tahoe from Heavenly Ski Resort, the views are truly incredible when riding the Gondola! Located in the center of downtown Lake Tahoe steps from most major hotels and casinos, the Heavenly Gondola holds eight passengers on its way 2.4 miles up the mountain. Panoramic views of snow-capped mountains surrounding […]

Zuma Beach with Friends @ConejoValley

Travel Photography: Recharge at Zuma Beach in Malibu @VisitConejo

The first thing I look for on a media trip itinerary is the amount of time we have to ourselves.  “Down Time,” if you will.  As much as the destination, the events, the food, and the activities entice me of course, having that time to recharge is essential in any itinerary!  I’m sure you see […]

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Food & Drink

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Dining in South Lake Tahoe: Azul Latin Kitchen

My goal in life is to find the best salsa outside my dad’s kitchen.  There was a Mexican restaurant in Davis, CA where I went to college and I was there no less than 3 times a week.  The food and the salsa were to die for and after graduating my husband had a friend […]

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Carmel by the Sea Dining: The Grill on Ocean Avenue

In the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea there is a restaurant that should not be missed!  It’s the Grill on Ocean Avenue, where my husband and I had one of the best restaurant experiences of our lives. To begin with, the location is ideal.  It’s walking distance from anywhere in the village, making it a great location […]

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Home & Family

Get a Flu Shot #FightFlu

Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu this Season #FightFlu

As I approach my 42nd birthday next week, I remember far too clearly how I entered my forties, sick as a dog!  I never thought to make a big deal of turning forty until days before my birthday I got a fever, then chills, the weakness, then the excruciating back pain.  It. Was. Awful!  My […]

Penguins of Madagascar #PenguinsInsiders

Penguins of Madagascar: Printable Activity & Coloring Sheets + Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway #PenguinsInsiders

They’re cute…they’re cuddly…they’re back!  From the creators of Madagascar comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  […]

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Hotel & Resort Reviews

Inn by the Lake, South Lake Tahoe

Getaway to Lake Tahoe and the Inn by the Lake

Growing up my family used to go to Lake Tahoe annually in the winter.  I’d ski with my dad while my mom would cozy up by the fire in the lodge admiring the beautiful snow-capped mountains.  As I’ve gotten older, skiing gives me some fear and I generally want to be like my mom, somewhere […]

Omni La Costa

The Beautiful Omni La Costa Resort #TMSCarlsbad

A few years ago I had the opportunity to bring my family along to the Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California for a resort review.  It was a short trip, but I knew it was a place I would love to come back to.  Just before the holidays I had that very chance to […]

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Wine

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Get Calistoga’s Annual Winter in the Wineries Passport now through February 8, 2015

Enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience this winter in Napa Valley.  Now through Feb. 8, 2015, enjoy Calistoga’s Annual Winter in the Wineries Passport program, a unique wine tasting guide offering visitors a relaxed way to tour, taste and meet winemakers at 14 noteworthy wineries, as well as experience the warm and genuine vibe of […]

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Entertainment

Penguins of Madagascar #PenguinsInsiders

Penguins of Madagascar: Printable Activity & Coloring Sheets + Blu-ray/DVD Giveaway #PenguinsInsiders

They’re cute…they’re cuddly…they’re back!  From the creators of Madagascar comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  […]

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Cars

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Top Down, Wind in My Hair: 2015 Mazda MX5 Miata Grand Touring Review

I turned 16 in 1989 and I was consumed by things that most teenage girls were.  Things like boys, clothes, shopping, and most importantly, I was old enough to get my driver’s license!  Nevermind that I only lived two blocks from my high school, driving alone with your friends was a rite of passage and […]

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