The Grinch celebrates Christmas at Universal Studios Hollywood

Just when you thought Christmas couldn’t get any better, Universal Studios Hollywood rings in the 2016 holiday season with something so delightful—even the Grinch is celebrating. At ... Continue Reading →

Hotel Del Coronado – Perfect for a Staycation, or as a Destination from Afar

Ever since seeing two great films shot on location (The Stuntman and Some Like it Hot), the Hotel del Coronado was a destination not too far from the Emerald City of Oz as a place I ... Continue Reading →

Zimbabwe in Our Backyard: Roar and Snore at San Diego Safari Park

Several years ago I was blessed with the opportunity to travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe on safari. It was a trip I wanted to experience with my family, and with Road and Snore I ... Continue Reading →

La Brasa – Somerville’s Finest

Somerville was an area I sorta remembered when I lived in Boston many decades ago. Adjoining Cambridge, the town had a few record stores I would seek out. As part of a recent college ... Continue Reading →

Mammoth Mountain 2016

Growing up back east, skiing for me meant scraping snow off the windshield, battling icy roads and generally crowded conditions upon arrival. When I moved west, all my new California ... Continue Reading →

Bertram Inn – Boston’s Best Kept Secret? Not For Too Much Longer

It came time to show my high school daughter the rich academic culture of Boston, and rather than stay in a cookie cutter hotel, we opted for the charm of the Bertram Inn. Conveniently ... Continue Reading →

Disneyland is for Babies… No, Seriously

Being from Orange County, Disneyland has always been a part of my life. I went so many times that I’ve memorized the dialogue to the rides, know all of the incongruities, and can ... Continue Reading →

Omni Charlottesville Hotel and Monticello

The Omni Charlottesville Hotel accurately bills itself as providing “Charlottesville luxury, southern splendor.” We came a few weeks too late for optimal leaf peeping, but we enjoyed ... Continue Reading →