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Veronica Merrick



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From Malibu to Florence to London and back -- I'll never tire of chasing the sun

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QItaly: What's the best beach to visit in Italy during June/July?

My previous experiences with Italian beaches have been "rocky" to say the least ;) Which ones have great sand and a place to lay out with a good book? We'll be there in the summer months so any place that isn't *quite* as touristy would be amazing, too!... See More

AShow us the best photo you have ever taken from an airplane!

Flying into New York City​. The best part about landing at LaGuardia Airport​ is this exceptional view of Manhattan! ​ See More

ACalifornia: Mid-price hotel recommendations in California & wineries in Napa

Hi Peter, I've been to Napa several times (used to work in the wine industry) and my best advice is to steer clear of the really large wineries if you can. The smaller ones off the beaten path tend to be more memorable in my opinion -- I even recommend driving and... See More

AFlorence: Where to find best local food in Florence

Ahh firenze... Worth every pound I gained when I lived there for a year :) 1) Best food with a view: Golden View Open Bar​. It doesn't get any better than sipping a glass of prosecco with open-air views of the Ponte Vecchio right beside you! Try... See More

QHawaii: Mid-price hotel close to beach and nightlife for mid-20s friends

My best friend and I are planning an October trip to Hawaii and are open to which island(s) we explore. We're looking for a hotel at $150/night or less that's within walking distance to the beach, and walkable/uber-able lounges or bars. Thanks in advance for any... See More

AItaly: Which coastal area should we visit in Italy during October?

Hi Sue!  I've spent a brief amount of time in Naples and the Amalfi Coast, and I actually have to recommend a more northern coastal area near Florence -- Cinque Terre​!  ​The weather in October will probably not be ideal for sunning and... See More

ALos Angeles: Cool things to do for 6 days in LA with 3 teens

Hi Mario! I think I might have some great ideas for your family. 1) Beach day in Malibu at Westward Beach​. Enjoy the drive up PCH, pack a picnic, footballs and frisbees and enjoy a day on my favorite beach in Los Angeles. Visit on a weekday if possible... See More

ALos Angeles: Nice LA beach for swimming in July

Hi Joanne! First things first -- the Pacific is cold, so even on a hot July day the water will be brisk! But don't let that deter you :) Here are my recommendations: 1)  Westward Beach ​​ ​ is a gorgeous Malibu-locals' favorite. The drive up PCH to Malibu... See More

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