During my almost 20 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of my favorite and my most frequent weekend getaway was to the wine country North of the Golden Gate Bridge! Napa and Sonoma Valley are popular the world over and offer hundreds of wineries to explore all California wines have to offer – as well as beautiful landscape … Continue reading
Bali has some very popular beaches like Kuta, Legian or Seminyak. But if those are to busy for you, Lovina Beach in the North is a much quieter place and I shared the beach each day with just a handful of people. You can even do it as “Bali on a Budget” and the sunsets are just as beautiful
One of my favorite getaways from San Francisco is Monterey – from the beautiful drive on Highway 1 to the fantastic Aquarium, there is a lot to take your mind off after your crazy work week. It’s also a great stop on my favorite road-trip along California’s Highway 1, so I have stayed here numerous times – and it’s a … Continue reading
If you want to get off the beaten path, you sometimes have to make an effort. Luckily, a speedboat with four outboard engines makes it fast and fun to get to the Gili Islands, a great beach destination away from the crowds of Bali!
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The Algarve coast in the very South of Portugal is a popular beach destination and Albufeira is near the center of it, close to the main airport in Faro and with plenty of sun, sand and see for a beach getaway. The little town on the cliff above the beach offers plenty of accommodation, bars and restaurants, making it a … Continue reading
Ko Samui is a popular beach destination in Thailand, yet you can still have the beach almost to yourself, enjoying a peaceful breakfast with your toes in the sand and the waves crushing onto shore! I remember this moment as one of the most relaxed breakfasts I’ve had in years!
Plan your own beach getaway to Thailand, with a stay on Ko Samui’s Chaweng Beach or as a romantic luxury escape to the Intercontinental Resort Ko Samui away from the crowds!
Most visitors to Bali head to the beaches of Southern Bali, like Kuta, Legian, Seminyak or Nusa Dua or the forests and rice paddies of Ubud. If you are looking for a quieter beach to relax on Bali, there are lots of choices and on my most recent trip, i visited Lovina Beach in the North of the island – … Continue reading
The Maldives are on of my Top 5 Romantic Getaways – and when you see the stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and experience the luxurious hotels, it’s easy to understand why! The Conrad Maldives where this photo was taken, is one of my all-time favorite hotels for points stays and we thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Ubud is a busy tourist destination – but you are always only steps away from forests and rice paddies, making for one of the most relaxing and peaceful destinations you can find!
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Have you been to London and Paris and want to see something new? Are you interested to learn about the stunning architecture that resulted from Christian and Muslim culture mixing? My next Explorer trip is taking me to the Iberian peninsula, starting in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. From there it’s off to Faro on the popular Algarve coast and … Continue reading