Lonestar teepee at Cherrywood Bed Breakfast and Barn

Hotel Review: Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn, Yakima Valley

Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn Address:  3271 Roza Drive, Zillah, Washington (Yakima Valley) Value Luxury Rating:   (out of 3 hearts) Features:  Set on a working farm in the Yakima Valley,  Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn offers overnight accommodations  in 22 foot teepees. This specialty bed and breakfast has barbeque grills, compact refrigerators, deparate […]

Travel Product Review: Tani Underwear

Luxury Collection of Underwear from Tani Product:  Air Fitness Boxer Brief from Tani Rating:   (out of three hearts) Features:  Designed to be worn for athletic and everyday activities, the Air Fitness Boxer Brief keeps you cool and comfortable in any situation. The three-dimensional pique knit creates tiny pockets of air that helps regulate your body temperature, […]

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Malaysia is not a country on the to-visit list of most Americans. It can be hard to get to (it’s a full day-plus-some from the West Coast), but this exotic Southeast Asia country offers some of the best value luxury experiences in the region. Set aside your preconceived notions about this predominantly Muslin country, and […]

Bottoms Up: Grappa in Italy

Everywhere you turn in Italy you’ll find grappa, a clear alcoholic beverage sure to knock your socks off. Grappa is made from the grape residue left over from the crush of grapes during the winemaking process, and includes the grape skins, stems, seeds, and everything else.  Like many food items in Italy, the beverage originally […]

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Talking About Instagram

Let’s talk about Instagram. I love this photo sharing platform, and although I have no prowess as a photographer, I think my family, friends, and readers appreciate the moments I choose to share on Instagram. Some pics are hits, others misses, but my Instagram stream is a synopsis of my day-to-day life and experiences, interspersed with some highlights from the past.

Here are a few of my most popular photos shared on Instagram last month (October). There’s no surprise that the first two are from Athens, Greece. And the third is from the efforts to get there.

After a busy morning at the keyboard, there’s nothing like a walk and pastry stop.

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On today’s agenda: Walking up the Acropolis to see the Parthenon. Great views of the city, too. #thisisathens A photo posted by Mary Jo Manzanares (@travelingwithmj) on

Fancy schmancy new luggage to test on this trip to Greece.

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Are you on Instagram? I’d love to connect with you there. You can follow me there at @travelingwithmj.

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