Article Archive for August 2012
Hawaii is, distance-wise, the most isolated place on earth. It consists of 132 islands. Only eight are considered major. The most populated is O’ahu and Honolulu, the capitol city, now the 19th. largest city in the US. Midway, 1,000 miles away, is part of the Hawaiian chain. There are 11 climate zones and only two native mammals, the monk seal and bats. One-third of the worlds’ commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii.
We travel a great deal and once in a very great while I stumble on a bed and breakfast gem so outstanding that I am almost at a loss for words in how to capture its value for both my readers and listeners.The Victoria Inn in Murphy’s, California is one such place.
Our plan was simple: fly to Honolulua few days prior to sailing on NCL’s Pride of America and explore the famous North Shore of O’ahu.
The allure of beautiful Lake Tahoe, the music of Chicago and an opportunity to feel young again called to me like the Pied Piper, and so I planned a spur-of-the-moment summer getaway for me and my guy.
Every painstakingly homemade sauce, salad, entree, and dessert is bursting with freshness. They are even famous for and have won numerous awards for their unique lobster rolls that are truly better than the Maine version.
For complete privacy and serenity, yet the perfect central hub from which to enjoy your visit of Half Moon Bay, stay at the Inn at Maverick’s. There guests savor unsurpassed views of the bay and harbor. This sensual experience of sounds, smells, and utter tranquility will undoubtedly quiet the soul and revive the spirit.
The 27th Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, long considered one of the region’s premier gourmet events, has increased the number of its programs – now offering nine days of festivities.