Tag Archives: holidays

Festive Zoolights at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Zoolights has been going on for over 25 years at Tacoma’s Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and up until this weekend, I’ve haven’t ventured out to see it. It was a real treat, despite the cold, and listening to guest talk about this year’s display, comparing to previous years, it’s clear that this is an […]

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And So This is Christmas. . . 2014

  And so this is Christmas I hope you have fun The near and the dear ones The onld and the you         —John Lennon

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Tuesday Deal Day: Holiday Getaway at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco

Christmas at Mandarin Oriental San Francisco

The double Five-Star Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco invites guests to enjoy all that the City by the Bay has to offer this holiday season. From a festive family vacation to a romantic getaway, the hotel is pleased to offer travelers of all ages the ultimate holiday escape. Festive Family Fun Package From the renowned Ferry […]

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City’s Five Boroughs

new years eve times square

Ringing in the New Year in New York City is a bucket list item for many people. The annual ball drop in Times Square, as well as other celebrations throughout Manhattan, plus events in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, makes New York City an ideal spot to ring in 2015. For a visitor, […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Building Seaside Memories with Holidays at The Del

It may barely be the end of summer, but it’s getting to late to make your Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s plans. If you’re looking for a warm weather holiday destination, with a distinct holiday twist, try the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego – it’s offers a beachfront ice rink. Known for celebrating the […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Easter in Rome

Rome, Italy, may be one of the classic destinations for Easter, and Rome Cavalieri offers several ways for visitors to enjoy their Easter holiday in the Eternal City with the entire family – from culinary to spa to advice from the expert concierge on the best Holy Week activities on which to embark.   The […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Carnaval in the Azores

Carnaval in the Azores

A festive Mardi Gras celebration is just hours away, if you make plans to celebrate Carnival on the Mid-Atlantic Islands of the Azores.. In the Azores, Mardi Gras is known as “Carnaval” a celebration starting on Saturday, March 1, 2014 and continuing through Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Parades and pageants are at the heart of […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Valentine Package at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul

Enjoy a lavishly lovely Valentine’s Day in Istanbul with a 4-night package at the luxurious Ciragan Palace Kempinski Istanbul. It’s a chance to discover the rich historic past while pampering oneself at the five-star property that offers culinary fare to delight your taste buds. And, it’s a chance to visit both Europe and Asia in […]

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Happy New Year 2014

fireworks at Seattle space needle on new years eve

It’s a new day and a New Year. I’m busy setting some goals and resolutions and will be back to share those with you in the next few days.

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Merry Christmas 2013

TwMJ Christmas 2014

  Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Photo credit:  SXC

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco

It seems like everyone thinks about romance in February, but once Valentine’s Day passes, romance gets short shrift. One way […]

You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]