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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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Perfect Family Getaway in Carmel by the Sea

Getaways are by far and away a favorite adventure in our family – whether it be a trip to a distant location or something close by, we enjoy a change of scenery and new places to explore.  When the opportunity presented itself for us to get away to Carmel-by-the-Sea on the coast of California, we […]

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4 Great Conejo Valley Hotels @VisitConejo

I may have put the car in front of the horse when I told you about the amazing places to dine in the Conejo Valley before I told you about the great places to stay.  Truth be told, I couldn’t stop drooling thinking about all those great restaurants we checked out!  The desserts, the steaks, […]

Travel

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Perfect Family Getaway in Carmel by the Sea

Getaways are by far and away a favorite adventure in our family – whether it be a trip to a distant location or something close by, we enjoy a change of scenery and new places to explore.  When the opportunity presented itself for us to get away to Carmel-by-the-Sea on the coast of California, we […]

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Conejo Valley: Great Places to Wine and Dine @VisitConejo

Exploring my home state of California is something I love to do.  Even though I’ve spent my 41 years living here, there are so many neat spots that I’ve driven past hundreds of times and hadn’t a clue how many wonderful experiences were an exit away.  On the way to Los Angeles, yet short of […]

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Photography

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Travel Photography: Autumn Sunset in Lake Tahoe

Last weekend we spent a few days in South Lake Tahoe and the weather was pretty phenomenal as was the sunsets captured.  We stayed close to the marina at Ski Run Blvd. so the photos include the Tahoe Queen and the beach right outside our resort doors. And, just about 15 minutes later, this beautiful […]

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Travel Photography: My Favorite Aruba Snapshots

I’ve been home from beautiful Aruba for approximately 48 hours and I’m already island-sick.  See I have island fever and although I live in a beautiful city in a lovely state, Aruba has stolen my heart and it was so hard to leave. As part of my media visit I snapped a lot of great […]

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Food & Drink

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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 […]

eatconejo8

Conejo Valley: Great Places to Wine and Dine @VisitConejo

Exploring my home state of California is something I love to do.  Even though I’ve spent my 41 years living here, there are so many neat spots that I’ve driven past hundreds of times and hadn’t a clue how many wonderful experiences were an exit away.  On the way to Los Angeles, yet short of […]

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Home & Family

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Technology: Netgear ReadyNAS Review

Written by my husband:  Our household electronic devices are multiplying without end. Managing these devices and files has become a mess in which no one knows which device has which file and considerable time is wasted just locating something on our network. “Storage Made Easy” was the tagline that led us to try the Netgear […]

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Hotel & Resort Reviews

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4 Great Conejo Valley Hotels @VisitConejo

I may have put the car in front of the horse when I told you about the amazing places to dine in the Conejo Valley before I told you about the great places to stay.  Truth be told, I couldn’t stop drooling thinking about all those great restaurants we checked out!  The desserts, the steaks, […]

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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino Plus a Private Island! @Aruba

Traveling for the blog has me in resorts, hotels, cabins, and B & B’s and more and more I’m impressed with the personal touches each new place offers. I’ve stayed in a Renaissance property before, they are known for quality and amenities galore.  But when it comes down to choosing a resort when staying on […]

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Wine

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Twisted Roots Wine Tasting Room in Carmel Valley

Located in the lovely Carmel Valley, the Twisted Roots wine tasting room is a great spot to stop into and enjoy some of California’s great wines.  Not only does the wine room offer their delicious reds and whites, but you can enjoy a glass as you stroll in the adjacent LyonsHead art gallery or outside […]

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Entertainment

Jimmy Fallon and will.i.am are Hilarious in EW Video!

I am still in tears from watching last night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  The laughing-so-hard kind of tears. those are the best kind.  If you know me, I love anything that makes me laugh and stupid-funny stuff is at the top of my list!  I can’t stay up that late most nights so […]

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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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