It’s true what they say. India overwhelms all of the senses.
Its vivid colors, curious smells, piquant tastes, and shoulder-rubbing, action-packed streets come together to create India’s one-and-only feel.
There’s no confusing India for another country. The trip stands apart as our most exotic in the way it elicits so many emotions.
We had experienced Italy’s big three: Rome, Florence and Venice. Undoubtedly, these cities are the building blocks of a great Italian vacation for first-timers.
Craving a slightly difference experience, we decided to head off the beaten path to discover more of what this boot-shaped country offers.
With a full week in Cabo, we decided to venture a bit farther into the heart of the Baja. We set our sights on the East Cape.
I wanted to drive the dirt road that hugs the coastline to fill my windshield view with plenty of beach and surf. Instead, my husband and I decided to spare our Kia Sorrento and take what we considered the more sane, paved Highway 1. This allowed us to check out a few towns along the way to our final destination, Los Barriles.
During the past year, our travels haven’t slowed, but our destination has become more consistent.
After eight years of blissful annual treks to the One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we took our love and commitment to this sunny destination up a notch. We are now the happy owners of a home in Cabo.
St. Petersburg is a charmer from first sight. Pastel-painted 18th and 19th century buildings are like jewelry boxes begging to be opened.
Thankfully, we had five days and six nights to explore Russia’s second largest city of 5 million.
Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, this once swampy, flood-prone land with access to the Baltic Sea became the emperor’s Naval headquarters and his grand experiment in building the city of his European travel dreams. Just stroll the streets and you'll see that he succeeded, thrusting Russia onto the cultural world stage.
Here's my snapshot of trip bests, eats and treats.