California was my home for close to 20 years and has magnificent natural beauty, from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite or my favorite Road Trip on Highway 1.
One you might have seen in Hollywood movies, but probably not heard much about, is the Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills, part of the Sierra Nevada in California! You have to earn this sight with a hike in the heat, but it is an impressive view!
Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of California– and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
The Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf is a solid choice in my least favorite neighborhood in the city I love. It offers modern rooms, a pool, gym and mini-mart in walking distance from the most touristy spots of San Francisco. It’s more stylish than others in the area and decent value, if you must be in the Wharf area. … Continue reading
Death Valley, USA
Death Valley is one of the hottest places on Earth, with an unbelievable temperature of 134F (56.7C) measured there. Located on the border of Nevada and California in the Western United States of America, it also has the lowest point at 86m below sea level. It earned its name during the Gold Rush, but neither the temperatures nor the name have kept countless visitors from exploring this National Park!
Robin took this stunning photo that captures the natural beauty of Death Valley – and he has many more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
The Cartwright Hotel Union Square, a Best Western Premier Collection Hotel, offers small, nicely renovated rooms in a central location with friendly service, making it a great choice for a shorter visit! It’s one of the more affordable chain hotels that allows you to earn and redeem reward points and it offers competitive prices, adding it to my list of … Continue reading
Lake Tahoe is one of my favorite destinations in Northern California for a summer getaway or a ski trip in winter! Robin got up very early to catch this great photo of the sun rising over Lake Tahoe on a trip to the North Shore during winter! If a photo like this doesn’t make you want to visit Lake Tahoe, I don’t know what will – it’s a beautiful nature destination and a great place to relax or have fun skiing or snowboarding!
Robin has more, equally captivating photos on Robin’s Photo Site. You can view them, order photos or create photo products on the site!
The Hotel Triton was the third boutique hotel on our recent trip to San Francisco, the city I love. I was familiar with the great location of this former Kimpton Hotel and its quirky design. We got a good deal on hoteltonight (and I had credits from a previous booking), so we were looking forward to our stay – what … Continue reading
For our most recent visit to San Francisco, the city I love, we picked three boutique hotels to try out. I found the Hotel Union Square on sale on TravelZoo and it seemed like a good deal: It’s located right at Powell Street station in the heart of the city, offered stylish rooms and was less than $200 on a … Continue reading
The Citibank Prestige MasterCard has been my go-to travel card for a while. Effective July23rd, 2017, there will be a number of changes to the benefits of the card. And, as is usually the case in the points & miles world, those changes add up to a devaluation. But the (rewards) world doesn’t end – the card retains its high … Continue reading
San Francisco and New York are known for their many boutique hotels and on a recent trip to San Francisco, the city I love, I tried out three boutique hotels in the heart of the city – and Hotel Diva was my favorite: Great service, stylish rooms, good location and affordable prices make it a solid choice!. Read the full … Continue reading
I booked the Westin Toronto Airport for a one-night stay prior to an early departure from Toronto and had low expectations based on the low price and mixed online reviews. I came away positively surprised – you get a very nice room and good amenities, making it great value and I wouldn’t hesitate to stay again! … Continue reading