Tag Archives: Santa-Barbara

Tuesday Deal Day: SIP & SUP at The Fess Parker, Santa Barbara

The Fess Parker, Santa Barbara

Set on 24 acres of prime Pacific turf, Santa Barbara’s The Fess Parker, a DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, celebrates the season with a renovation of its guestrooms and new SIP & SUP package. This package pairs the much-buzzed Funk Zone urban wine venue with an adventure at sea, making it a trifecta of wine, water and world-class lodging […]

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Tuesday Deal Day: Spend the Holidays in Santa Barbara

Old Mission in Santa Barbara

Living in Santa Barbara, it’s not hard to get family and friends to visit, especially during the holidays. The hard part is having enough space for everyone. Visit Santa Barbara’s Holiday Extra Bedroom Promotion is designed to help alleviate this problem by working with hotels to offer local specials November 15th, 2013 – January 15th, […]

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30 Free Things to Do in Santa Barbara

In honor of Buy Nothing Day, Friday, November 26th, this post will try to convince you that the best things in life are free – even when it comes to travel!  So let go of your need for expensive 5-star hotels, gourmet meals, and spa treatments.  While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying those delectable luxuries […]

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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, it romance gets short shrift. One […]

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 […]