A taste of San Francisco

Biking the GG bridge

Stopping to lean against the rust orange railings, we feel the vibrations of hundreds of cars thundering by. The sharp wind blows strong at this height, and the fog, like a living beast, rolls and claws its way across the dry hilltops opposite.

Far below, seemingly tiny sailboats skim across the choppy water.

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Monkeying around in the Ubud Monkey Forest

Monkey family with babies in the Sacred Monkey Forest - photo Janice Mucalov

A lot of monkey business goes on at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, Bali.

The shady forest is a 30-minute walk downhill from the town center cross-roads. It’s the jungle home to three 11th-century holy temples and over 550 cheeky long-tailed macaque monkeys.

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Lovin’ lots of things to do on Lanai

The beach

Known as the “pineapple island” (because of its past pineapple growing industry), Lanai is a small, privately-owned island – just 13 miles wide by 18 miles long.

But there’s a surprising amount to do on Lanai, considering its postage-stamp size.

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Hi, we’re Santorini donkeys. Welcome to our island!

credit Norbert Nagel

Hello there! We’re Santorini donkeys. We live on the Greek island of Santorini. (Ours is the island where the top was blown off by a volcanic explosion around 1628 BC, leaving behind only a crescent-moon curve of land.)

Perhaps you’ve met us?

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Sweet Sleeps

Charming Europe Hotels

Charming Europe Hotels: Five faves

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Palaces fit for kings and queens? Breezy seaside villas? Hideaway resorts favored by celebs? As professional travel writers, we get to stay at some pretty delightful places around…

Viceroy Zihuatanejo beach days

Easy beach days at Viceroy Zihuatanejo

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Beach butlers, palapas and lunch on the sand make beach days easy and fun at the Viceroy Zihuatanejo. Thatched palapas are spaced wide apart along 600 feet of…

Santorini Grace

Grace Santorini: Swooning over forever sea views

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We swoon over hotels with swimming pool edges high above the sea – like the Grace Santorini. Perched atop the volcanic crater rim of the Greek island of…

Chiawa Camp Zambia

Chiawa safari camp nails glamping in Zambia

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It’s like a scene from “Out of Africa.” Except that this is Zambia (which offers some of Africa’s most authentic safari experiences), not Kenya. And instead of Karen…

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“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” -- Jawaharlal Nehru