I live in Manhattan Beach, CA, and absolutely love to travel! This year I have spent three weeks in Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In October I will be going to Italy for a week to take a cooking class and then to England for a week to visit family.
I am retired from a career in Human Resources, working for several Fortune 100 companies.
Depending on the time of year you will be going, the commercial flower fields in Carlsbad may be blooming. A beautiful sight and you can tour them. Point Loma has tide pools. IF you have time, stay off the freeway and instead go through the little coastal towns that dot... See More
Positano is my absolute favorite place in Italy. Having said that, if you haven't been to Venice, you must go - three days would be ideal. I have been several times and would go back in a minute. I spent a week last year... See More
I answered this in Trippy in August 2016. But not the whole way to Portland. I did a cut and paste. If you are in no hurry, then Highway 1 is the way to go. It will take you awhile. Most of it is one lane each way and there are a lot of RV's and slow-moving... See More
I have lived in the Los Angeles area all my life so have had no need for a hotel. I have recommended the Embassy Suites LAX Airport SouthEmbassy Suites chain to a number of people since they have free breakfast and a free cocktail hour in the evening.... See More
All of those are great options. My personal favorite is Cambria - been there so many times. Not having had an infant for almost 50 years (!!) I cannot comment on the babiness issue. There is a problem accessing Big Sur this year... See More
I was in Cuba in April 2015 on a tour, so most of my time was planned for me. Beyond the obvious - walking around Havana, the one thing I absolutely enjoyed was walking around the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. So full... See More
My sister has lived in England for many years. I think the Sunday roast is the traditional meal, but times have changed and so have many traditions. But, when there, if I can find a Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding, I am in! See More