Weekend Getaway

Heading to Philadelphia for Christmas? Kevin and I recently returned from a weekend with the family in Philly. There isn’t a better time to visit the city than the holidays with special museum exhibits, festivals and Christmas markets right in the heart of downtown. Plus, the food! If I lived…

This year, I surprised Kevin for his birthday with a trip to Seattle (including the nearby San Juan Islands and Mt. Rainier). It was a big birthday year for him. You know, the kind of birthday where some people stop counting (or in LA, where we start subtracting!). To avoid the reality of getting older,…

The San Juan Islands are well worth the detour if you’re visiting Seattle for a few days. Most people I talked to in LA have never heard of them. But if you’ve seen any of the “Free Willie” movies (admit it, you have!), the films were shot in and around…

My birthday celebration continues. And this year, I wanted to celebrate in a place that most people I know never even heard of — San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico. Combined with a walking tour in nearby Guanajuato, it makes the perfect 3-day weekend from the West Coast. Great…

When I suggested a day trip South of the border to Tijuana, I could see the confusion on Kevin’s face. Tijuana?? Ignore all the bad publicity. Tijuana is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination for foodies – along with nearby Mexican wine region Valle De Guadalupe. Go with an open mind,…