Friday, June 16, 2017

 Most Romantic Travel In The Sierra Foothills  

Perfect For Popping The Question, 

Honeymoons &  Romantic Getaways

The California Sierra Foothills Counties are a very enjoyable area to explore, relax, & enjoy!

There are many exciting seasons the Sierra Foothills (Gold Country of California) offers.  The spring is filled with wild flowers in all directions.  Flowers do add to romance.  The summer days are warm and often very hot with hillsides filled with vineyards and beautiful pines.  Swimming pools and lakes provide an added element to your visit.  The map indicates the several counties that are considered the Sierra Foothills trails where you find delightful historic towns along Hwy 49.

Couples find romantic bed n breakfasts, house rentals, old hotels with unique rooms and a host of camping adventures along streams and lakes. There are many excellent restaurants along the way with amazing wineries for wine tasting and events.  See our links to these regions on 
Check Nevada, Calavaras, Placer, Amador, Mariposa, El Dorado and Tuolumne counties. 

While spring and summer are favorites, you will be amazed  with the autumn colors.  The excellent vintners in the Sierra wine country of California discovered the regions were perfect for grapes.  The autumn shades from the vineyards are glorious with vineyards glowing reds, rusts and golden shades.  The foothill's cluster of aspen trees add to the visual enjoyment.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thinking About CUBA For A Unique EXPLORING Trip

Many of us make the decision to travel into unique and little known areas of the world.   Cuba is a new horizon for travel.

While we may want to VENTURE on our own, Cuba is one of those "unique experiences"  where history, the people, the environment and beauty all come together.  Consider This Fantastic Tour. 

Read Liza's Message:

I'm excited to share with you all that I have partnered with We Caravan to co-lead a journey to Cuba this June 3rd-11th (think: 500+ miles journeying through the country, sunset cocktails on secret rooftops, Cuban dance & culinary classes, local art house visits, nature exploration including waterfalls & beach trips). You can read more about it here: 

Hope to see you there!   LIZA

Saturday, November 26, 2016

From Resorts & Hotels To Sports Enthusiasts Find The Ten Best Places To Honeymoon For Newlyweds In 2016

In years past, honeymoons were enjoyed by only the wealthiest of couples and the monarchy. They would travel for a year, visiting relatives receiving well wishes and stays in various castles.  Many traveled by yacht and in today's world the monarchy continues to travel by air and sea.


The concept of a honeymoon caught on with the wealthy and Today, honeymoons, for anywhere from three days to three weeks include the honeymooners joined, or individual interests, passions and hobbies. 

In designing your honeymoon, these tips can include the following:

  • It is perfectly acceptable to put your honeymoon to be delayed a few weeks or month after the wedding date and we also see couples choosing the destination wedding area that works well as their honeymoon haven. 
  • A honeymoon can and should include some very romantic times together.  Bring small gifts for one another, surprise dinners, romantic view for dinner, include each of your desires.
  • Leave your cell phones and facebooks alone and be with one another.
  • Too much sun (sunburn) and too much alcohol (forgotten moments), rich food (stomach aches), charges on your credit card (homecoming bills).  provides great articles on fun locations & ideas for your honeymoon.
We included in our lists some enjoyable areas of the world to find extraordinary settings. provides thousands of links to favorite destination wedding areas.

For The Beach Lover & Surfers

For The Curious Adventurer

For The Nightlife 

For The Foodie

For The Diver

For The Hiker

For The Nature Lovers

For The Sailor 

For The Spa & Glamour Lovers
For The Music Lovers

Monday, May 23, 2016

WHY Travel Every Year To A Favorite Destination - Local Lake, Favorite City, Hobby Base Destination, Family Resort

Every year I speak with hundreds of people regarding the types of trips they are planning.  I often hear, ohh we have a cabin in the woods we always go to, or we love archaeology, so we return to a dig in South America every year.  Sometimes we have met Nascar enthusiast who follow the races with their spare time and hikers/bikers who choose different trails throughout the world.

                                We also find those who want the sun and surf resort each day they have off.
                                                         St. Regis, Bora Bora, Tahiti

Returning To The Same Spot
Building memories, returning to a honeymoon location and investment property at a favorite local are often the reasons people/families return to the same location.

Finding A Place In History or fulfill the love of a specific hobby
Is often the reason people choose to explore a specific history, sport or people.  Time to add to their memory of experiences with a unique hobby gains great memories for others.

For many, Travel gives them a reason to expand their personality, passion and expression and gives a topic of discussion they can share with friends.  While many of us love romantic travel when we have a loving partner, it can still explore a variety of scenery and objectives.  We meet people who look forward to the same old - same old and others who want and believe that variety is the spice of life.

We encourage people to mix it up.  Try something new, but also understand a weekend trip with busy, busy, events, or action takes a lot of energy.  When you return to a spot that gives you rest, relaxation and leaves you feeling energized, it is  vital to your continued health and well being.  Both are equally important.

Happy traveling,  Please Review for travel ideas, apps & sales on travel.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

What Cruise Lines Are Best For My Age, My Interest, My Budget, My Family, & Where Are The Nearest USA Ports

You might be entertaining the IDEA of going on a cruise. We offer some information that might assist you in making a decision.  If you search Google for cruise with your special interest, you might come up with a favorite band, speaker, learning experience, or last minute cruises.... Please scroll down for the nearest ports.  Enjoy our Travel Articles, APPS & Contests

Sometimes you are offered a special gift for booking a cruise... On-board credits, free drink packages, an excursion, or spa package.  The cruises do not include what you do on shore, but will offer shore excursions.  If you go off the ship, make certain you get back before the sailing.

There are some things you need to know about on-board cruise expenses.  Everything gets placed on your room key-card.  You are asked for a credit card number prior to boarding the ship.  You still have the option of paying the purser for all your extra charges in cash or with a different credit card - prior to leaving the ship.

  • Tips can range from $10 to $25. per day for housekeeping.  Bar tips, pool tips, massage tips and salon tips are separate expenses.  Also the dining room captain & wait staff.
  • The excursions booked on board may seem pricey, but the ship chooses to work with insured companies with a good reputation. 
  • If you are a heavy drinker - understand each bar fee is added to your final bill.  Some who like soft drinks, use the beverage package and wine lovers - the wine packages offered.
  • If you gamble or buy in the ship's stores, that is always a separate fee on your room key.
  • Bills are given mid-trip and the final evening.
  • Salon visits or trainers can be pricey, so if you are a heavy user of spas, massage, you may want their special packages.  In port days, you will find good discounts at the spa.
  • Most offer a Unique - High-end restaurant.  Nice, but not necessary.
  • The mini-bar in your room is very pricey and added to your key-card.
  • Music, entertainment, food (including in your room), children's events are mostly free.

These are some well known and very enjoyable cruise lines.

Last Minute Cruises from various companies... often offer 35 to 82% off on

Look for SPECIALS on their websites:
Cunard - Holland America   -  Older Passengers - 50-95
Carnival - Many Young Adults  - 18 to 45 with many singles.
Disney  -   Families & Seniors with Grandchildren - 2 to 85, Many young adults. - Many do a side trip week with the nearby hotels to Orlando's Disney World & Epcot.
Celebrity - Royal Caribbean - Regent -  25 to 85 - families, good children's programs
Norwegian - Some very awesome new ships for all ages.
Oceania Cruises -  High end owned by Norweigan, and worldwide travel options - older adults
Princess Cruise Line  -  family oriented - 25 to 85
Seaborne Cruise Line - high end of Carnival
Paul Gauguin Cruises - for the adventurer of all ages
We adore the educational trips from  Semester At Sea  2 weeks to round the world travel.
college students & adults. 

Viking River Cruises - are senior oriented - great option for those who get sea sick

Allure is the largest cruise ship - the on-board shopping mall is amazing.  

Crystal & Seaborne are booking cruises to Buenos Aries for the Olympics Travelers.

We found this amazing resource for those who want to drive to the port stay a night or two in the city and explore - then be transported to the cruise ships at the port and return after the cruise for your car. 

Use this great link to find the cruise ports near you.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Five Top Romantic Destination Wedding Venues & Honeymoon Hotels & Inns In Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Bay Area, Eastbay & Tri Valley

We have often found ourselves staying in some of the most romantic hotels, inns and resorts in the world.  While each of us defines romance a variety of ways, we would like to note in this blog where you will find these excellent ideas for romantic getaways, destination weddings & very romantic honeymoons.

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Los Angeles - West Coast
B & B For Wedding & Honeymoon -  Pasadena
Amazing food and ocean view rooms - Marina Del Rey
Hotel With Beach Honeymoon & Weddings - Santa Monica
Affordable Boutique Beach Hotel With Sports & Activities - Venice
Unique Retro Hollywood for destination weddings - Hollywood

Livermore & Pleasanton

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Five Top Romantic Travel Areas With Romantic Beach Resorts, Romantic Hotels, Inns & B & B's In Tahiti, Hawaii, Napa, Sonoma, Wine Country & Mendocino Coast

We have often found ourselves staying in some of the most romantic hotels, inns and resorts in the world.  While each of us defines romance a variety of ways, we would like to note in this blog where you will find these excellent ideas for romantic getaways, destination weddings & very romantic honeymoons.

Hawaii  & Tahiti Islands Resorts
Perfect destination wedding & honeymoon -  Kauai
Amazing food and over water bungalows -  Bora Bora
Secluded Hotel With Beach Honeymoon & Weddings - Honolulu, Hawaii
Sports & Activities - Breakfast & Car Rental Included - Maui

Mendocino Coast
Amazing food & ocean views near State Park  - Coast
Private Beach Views & Seclusion With Cottage Rentals  - Anchor Bay
Romantic Victorian Inn Overlooking The Ocean  Mendocino Village
Lodging & On The Beach Weddings - North of Mendocino Village

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Sonoma Wine Country
Inn overlooking the vineyards - elopements in Valley of The Moon
Winery Wedding - Santa Rosa
Large Victorian Inn Within Vineyards Amazing Food & Destination Weddings
Modern Inn surrounded by vineyards, good food & wedding garden - Geyserville
Large Wedding & Reception Venue in Park Setting - Healdsburg
Sonoma Coast Hotel - Bodega Bay 

Napa Wine Country
Modern Luxury Resort surrounded by vineyards in Calistoga
Romantic destination wedding venue & hotel  - St. Helena
Boutique Inn with vineyard views - North Napa
Modern Resort In   -    Napa City 
Unique Idea For Elopements  in Napa City

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