Apr 29

Our convenient Los Angeles getaway: The Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Our convenient Los Angeles getaway: The Ritz Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

 

Don’t get us wrong LA is a wonderful place to be! It has great hotels, restaurants and world class cosmopolitan experiences, but for all that glamor, our hearts abide in the coastal cliffs, rolling hills and majestic vineyards of California and the Ritz Carlton Bacara sits right at that frontier. Continue reading

Apr 23

San Gabriel: the colonial gem of Los Angeles California

San Gabriel: the colonial gem of Los Angeles California

Los Angeles inspires modernity, change and multiculturalism as much as any major metropolis can and it certainly has older and newer sections of the city which we have enjoyably explored. We recently discovered the most historic section of the city; the veritable birthplace of this massive endeavor: San Gabriel. Continue reading

Apr 18

Hacienda Alsacia: Starbucks’ first coffee farm experience in Costa Rica

Hacienda Alsacia: Starbucks first coffee farm experience in Costa Rica

We are great fans of the liquid gold that is coffee, it powers our world and is a drink of distinction that can be savored like a fine wine or an expensive whisky. Typically big chains like Starbucks buy coffee in bulk from various growers and bring it to the US and process it to sell, but this foray is Starbucks first venture into a hands on coffee farm they own themselves. Continue reading

Apr 15

Boracay Philippines, the island that’s going on a vacation

Boracay Philippines, the island thats going on a vacation

Boracay is a small four mile island, but it has won over every sort of domestic and international traveler to the Philippines in recent year because of its pristine white sand, turquoise waters and laid back vibe. It serves as a thinking point for us in terms of sustainable travel and good trip planning. Continue reading