Girls Weekend in Naples, Florida–Inn on Fifth

Little Black Dresses, Buckets of Champagne, Gin and Tonics at the Pool, Dinner Reservations, Girl Talk 24/7....you gotta love a good girls' weekend!!!  Our group of fabulous women descended on the town of Naples, Florida armed with restaurant recommendations, Cards...

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Hotel Review – Secrets Silversands

Sometimes you just have to get out of dodge...find a quick flight and get your toes in the sand and a margarita in hand--STAT!  The Man and I recently needed a break from the day-to-day grind...wear nothing but swimsuits all day and have unlimited quantities of...

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Dinner at 10 Degrees South Atlanta

South Africa has been hot hot hot this year! I've been planning South African itineraries for honeymooners, families, and wine lovers.  It's such a diverse destination offering winelands, dramatic scenery, shark diving, and Safari...and it's easily combinable...

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Paris: The Eiffel Tower

Just a glance at the Eiffel Tower transports me back to Paris! It oozes romance and a sense of place. I still remember excitedly searching for the tower on my first visit in my 20s.  It just wasn't Paris until I saw the much-anticipated tower!  The Eiffel Tower was...

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Three Days in Paris – Day Two

Paris, I belive, is a man in his twenties in love with an older woman--John Berger After a lovely breakfast at Esprit St. Germain (they have the *best* tea! and ooh la la the cheese!!), we met our private guide, Andre Paul, to dive into the history of Paris on a...

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Three Days in Paris – Day One

Paris is always a good idea!--Audrey Hepburn When my girlfriend and I were planning our wine trip to Burgundy, I jumped at the chance to spend extra days in the City of Light, Paris! It's such a lovely city and I was itching to try a few restaurants.  Luckily she is...

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Restaurant Eugene – Atlanta

A few nights ago, we celebrated Junior's birthday with a tasting menu at Restaurant Eugene in Buckhead (Atlanta).  Junior has been working in fine dining for several years now and is working on his sommelier certification.  Since he has never experienced a paired...

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Traveling With Wine: VinGardeValise

When traveling to Europe, one must return home with liquid souvenirs...it's a rule! Wine, grappa, limoncello, olive oil, port, rum... I have become an expert at traveling with wine.  I've used boxes, suitcases, ziploc bags, bubble wrap, towels, and wine sleeves to...

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Haunted Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta

Run Like Hell...the name beckoned....Run Like Hell through a haunted cemetery--the beautiful, otherworldly Oakland Cemetery just before Halloween??  Yes Please!!!    Last weekend, The Man and I enjoyed a costumed 5K run through Oakland Cemetery in Midtown...

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New Colosseum Security Procedures in Rome.

Hello fellow travelers!  Travel always seems to give us reasons to practice our Yoga breathing!  It's time to put on your Patient Hat--especially when visiting Rome...and the Colosseum. Please be advised that due to new mandatory security regulations every visitor...

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Creating A Travel Tradition

The Man and I have a yearly tradition of taking a fabulous short break before the holidays set in. The exact date varies a smidge based on our calendars, but it’s typically sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The short break of four or five days give us time...

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17Hundred90 Inn Restaurant – Savannah

Last night, we revisited 17Hundred90 Inn Restaurant in downtown historical Savannah. It had been a while since I had been there and I’ve been itching to try the actual restaurant instead of simply the bar with the bar menu. The restaurant is purportedly haunted and is...

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How to Set Your Destination Wedding Budget

It seems so easy….so clear cut….a FREE destination wedding with a certain number of nights in a certain type of room. Free is typically never completely free…there’s the fine print…the limitations to the “free” package. A Destination Wedding can still be a great...

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