Is San Diego, California in your sights for a winter getaway?



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Pretty much no matter where you live in the U.S., other than the Deep South and Florida, your weather pattern changes for the worse come winter. Escape becomes almost a thing of necessity for many where they count snow in feet instead of inches. So why not look into a little vacation time in one of the sunniest destinations in the U.S., San Diego? This city is just perfect with things to do that don’t require long johns and winter hats.

There’s so much to do in greater San Diego, and you can do it all in flip-flops, all year long.  And don’t worry about not getting into the holiday spirit because San Diego does it up just fine. Take for instance a visit to the Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park, one of the largest of its kind in town. Decorated with Christmas trees, visits from Old St. Nick himself, and of course, they have the Polar Express there too.

Also you don’t want to miss the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights that runs from December 13-20th each year. Bring your cameras and telephoto lens, video cameras and smartphones because you’ll want to capture this parade to share with friends. With well over 80 fully decorated boats with holiday lights and mega holiday scenes, they light up the harbor each year.

Helpful hint! You want to make reservations at the Tidal Restaurant early and enjoy possibly the best seat for the big day of the parade, December 20th. Perched high above in Mission bay, you’ll enjoy the best seat in the house.

And it’s also an excellent place for dinner at that.



Find a piece of heaven this winter in beautiful sunny Miami Beach



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As we move closer to those months of rain, sleet, snow and cold weather, what could be better than a vacation in Miami Beach, Florida? My days as a youngster growing up in New England knows all to well that feeling of joy, when my parents announced an unexpected trip down to Florida in February. We will give you some tips on how to save some money, experience the best of Florida, so start packing those bathing suits and flip flops.

One of the top attractions in Miami Beach every year is the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival. This year will be the 15th Annual, and looks to be quite the happening event. Not only will there be some of the most celebrated chefs of the Bobby Flay caliber, but also some awesome music stars performing for you. And then there are the celebrities you will be bumping shoulders with. During the more than seventy-five events, including the Grand Tasting and strolling through Grand Tasting Village, you can’t possibly not have fun.



The “Big Easy”, New Orleans is your place for your vacation fun



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New Orleans is a fantastic destination for fun and adventure all year long, for singes, couples, families or groups. If I were to name my top 5 places in the U.S. to go NOLA would be on that list. Always remember that even though New Orleans is well known as a “party place”, that’s only Bourbon Street. There’s much more to this historic town than that, believe me.

First of all, once you get off the main street, Bourbon and start visiting neighborhoods, the charm of this great town shines through. People are friendly, give awesome directions, and add certain warmth to your visit.  A super way to see the sites and visit neighborhoods is to jump on a cable car and just head out. If you see a shop or café that looks interesting, jump off and jump back on later.

There is a day or evening horse drawn carriage ride that is great for “cuddling couples” during the day, or on a “cemetery tour” during the evening, my personal favorite. If old cemeteries are your things, this is your place. Between the Voodoo in this town, and ghost’s hanging out, it’s a fact sleep isn’t very usual here.


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