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Monthly Archives: December 2013

  • Luxury Patrol: Maui

    Aloha and Maholo! The natives welcome you to the beautiful island of Maui, the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. The unique landscape is home to volcanoes, valleys and rainforests creating the ultimate paradise. From the moment you land Maui will take your breath away.

  • Susie’s Tips for a Safe Holiday with your Pet

    Once again Susie says what – things we need to be aware of during the busy holiday season to ensure the safety of our beloved pets. Whether you have a dog or cat, or some other variety of pet such as a ferret, hamster, guinea pig, bird, lizard or other, there are many things to watch for during this crazy and busy time of the year.

  • Wine Country Farm: Dayton, Oregon

    Wines from the United States are getting more and more recognition and they're not just from California. Case in point is the Wine Country Farm in Dayton, Oregon. They are located about one hour from the city of Portland in the beautiful Willamette Valley. This historic Bed and Breakfast is a 100 year old estate that sits at the top of a hill with gorgeous views of the Valley and the Cascade Mountains. You are right in the middle of their vineyard and within walking distance of several other wineries in the area.

  • Luxury Candy for the Holidays!

    Three luxurious locations for wonderful chocolate for the holidays - or anytime during the year!

  • Sports Travel Tips

    A list of nine sports related travel tips for Boomers.

  • You Gotta Regatta! The Madison Regatta: Madison, Indiana

    All eyes are on the skies as 50,000 fans wait for the rain to stop. The start of the Madison Regatta H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Series race is scheduled for Saturday at 1:00 pm, but officials are keeping an anxious watch on the Ohio River. For several days a steady line of rain coming from the Gulf of Mexico has dumped inches on a wide area, and the river keeps rising.

  • Gruene, Texas

    When we found out the “best” Antique Mall and oldest continuously running Dance Hall in Texas were in a place called Gruene, we had to head out on patrol. We were on our way back from San Antonio visiting our niece and spent a great afternoon walking around exploring this unique small Texas town.

  • Hamptons Part 3

    AUTUMN IN NEW YORK, may spell the thrill of First Nighting for we New Yorkers. But Autumn in New York is an outdoor person's dream.  Especially in the Hamptons, where the mixture of sea, sand, dunes, grass, fields and forests show a glorious display of  Fall colors.

  • Bavarian Inn: Frankenmuth, Michigan

    Baby its cold outside – what a perfect time to pack up the grand kids or just yourself and head to Michigan and the Bavarian Inn. If traveling to Germany with the family is not an option this year, then have no fear, this will satisfy the thirst until then. The Inn is a family run business from the ground up, so great care is taken to make you feel welcome, comfortable and well fed. Here's what the President, Judy Zehnder Keller had to say, “Family is everything to us. My mother Dorothy, at nearly age 91, is still very active in the kitchen, my brother Bill and I along with our spouses oversee the restaurant and lodge. We both have two of our children in the business, nearly nine family members in senior management at this time. There are four in the fourth generation, four in the third generation and one in the second generation. It is a blessing and an honor to work with family.” I don't know about you, but this is the kind of place that I want to visit.

  • Visit a Heurigen When in Austria

    What exactly is a heurigen? It’s Austria’s answer to a beer garden - only with wine. A heurigen is one of the best places to sample regional wines and delicious simple home-made cuisine and true “Gemütlichkeit ” - warmth and coziness. Heuriger means “this year” and heurigens began when Emperor Joseph II allowed vintners to sell their new wine directly to customers without any taxes. Families set up tables in their vineyards, gardens and cellars, and hung a wreath made of straw or evergreens as a signal that they were open and ready to serve their family wines.

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