SoCal So Cool: 50 Miles of Pure Pleasure       BY: JANET STEINBERG                                                                                                                         Part 3 of a series   LONG BEACH:  This harbor-side city, 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, was given its name in 1888 because of its 5.5-mile stretch of sandy beaches.  This was...

Redondo Beach: Always More to Sea BY: JANET STEINBERG Part two of a series Since the 1800s, Redondo Beach has provided more to ‘sea’ in Southern California, dubbed SoCal by the locals.  Located just 7 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport and 18 miles from downtown L.A.,...

SoCal So Cool: 50 Miles of Pure Pleasure  BY: JANET STEINBERG Part one of a series  The vibrant City of Angels is a city I have visited numerous times.  From there I have often driven directly down the California coast to San Diego.  Little did I know...

By Janet Steinberg There are said to be only three places in the world with a Mediterranean climate: The actual Mediterranean coast…Catalina Island, California…and the coast of Chile around Santiago.  And, if you work it right, you could enjoy the best of The Med’s climate 12 months...

2011: The year in Retrospect By: Janet Steinberg When someone tells you about a place, you hear it.  When someone shows you a picture of a place, you see it.  But when you discover that place yourself, you remember it. Be it volcanoes or earthquakes, sunshine or storms, glaciers or...

by Janet Steinberg THE BEACH: Ahhhhh, the beach!  What can I say about Zplage, the Hotel Martinez’s private sandy beach where I chose to spend half a day?  I can only say that it was divine, delicious, gorgeous, hedonistic, and sybaritic. Ocean-blue sun beds are lined up like sailors on...

By Janet Steinberg The dictionary may tell you that “la dolce vita” is Italian for "the sweet life".  But let me tell you that Cannes (France’s second most important city next to Paris) is really la dolce vita. Welcome to Cannes, France The French Riviera city of Cannes...

By Kyle Winkler Travel Agents are a Traveler’s best resource. In today’s world, the internet makes so many things accessible.  Have a question, go to Ask.com.  Want a new recipe? Google it.  Is there something or someone you want to know more about?  Try Wikipedia.  Sometimes it...

By Janet Steinberg “The grand object of traveling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean.”Samuel Johnson 1776  How many times have you thought (or heard someone say) “been there, done that”?  Well, my friends, when you think you’ve done it all…do nothing…but do it with panache.Having cruised...

Part 2 By Janet Steinberg PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS: As the Silver Whisper approached Stanley Harbour (632-nautical miles from Puerto Madryn) we observed tin-roofed homes perched on hillsides and uncultivated treeless moors sweeping down toward Golfo Nuevo Bay. Stanley Harbour is one of the world’s largest graveyards for...