Essential gear for adventure

Must-haves for exploring in the great outdoors Get out and enjoy the great outdoors with these proven products that will keep you going - climbing, camping, fishing, hiking, mountain biking and doing whatever you do in the wild, in style, comfort and with gusto. Get down tonight When the weather outside is frightful, it’s time … Continue reading Essential gear for adventure

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The right way to do Kaua’i

To each her own Kaua’i, the Hawaiian Island where adventure beckons and leisure reigns   They say that each of the Hawaiian Islands has its own personality, and it did not take more than a few hours for me to figure out the character of Kaua’i.  Just ask any Hawaiian and you will get schooled on … Continue reading The right way to do Kaua’i

Near-everything Hotel Elan offers Beverly Hills service without Rodeo Drive prices

Hotel Elan offers boutique luxury and comfort at the crossroads of WeHo and Beverly Hills Elan Hotel is a rare find in Los Angeles – lodging smack-dab in the middle of some of the city’s most desirable attractions – yet reasonably priced. For a luxury boutique hotel at the crossroads of Beverly Hills and West … Continue reading Near-everything Hotel Elan offers Beverly Hills service without Rodeo Drive prices

A fine trip to San Diego

Don't-miss attractions in the city called America's finest Before I moved to Southern California, I asked some natives advice on where to live. They told me pros and cons of the major cities, but no one had anything bad to say about San Diego. The more time I spend there, I see why. There’s a … Continue reading A fine trip to San Diego

San Diego’s Jsix offers Filipino-American food from a classically trained French chef

East Village eatery serves up unpretentious and delicious Filipino fare Named for its location at the corner of J Street and Sixth streets adjacent to the Kimpton Hotel Solamar in the East Village, JSix is known for its California Cuisine with Filipino influences from Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay. The garage-door-sized dining room windows allow guests to … Continue reading San Diego’s Jsix offers Filipino-American food from a classically trained French chef

Camp Beverly Hills – Southern California glamping

  Taking it easy while roughing it Many of my fondest childhood memories are from summer camp -- minus the time a huge hairy spider jumped onto my sleeping bag. That traumatizing incident aside, I loved camping as a kid; but as I have gotten older, and dare I say more delicate, my favorite thing … Continue reading Camp Beverly Hills – Southern California glamping

North Italia awaits, along Santa Monica’s coast

A warm Italian welcoming and abudanza awaits at Santa Monica's North Italia restaurant From first blush I liked North Italia. And yes, that is an allusion to the fine list of vino, but first, let’s talk atmosphere. On a Friday night, the place was bustling. The vibe was lively and friendly. Like a hot night club, … Continue reading North Italia awaits, along Santa Monica’s coast