31 Aug, 2015 in Cancun, Visions
Visions of Cancun Mexico (2)

The Cancun area offers some spectacular beaches and sea-related attractions. Booking a flight to another destination (in Canada! from Chicago!), I noticed peculiar pricing that made Cancun Mexico one of the cheapest stopovers. Although it was completely out of the way, I seized the opportunity to go see Cancun as a farewell to Mexico before […]

19 May, 2015 in San Diego
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve - San Diego (22)

Torrey Pines is a natural reserve in San Diego offering spectacular ocean views, gorgeous hiking trails, and a unique opportunity to enjoy coastal nature at its best well-preserved moon-like mountains next to a long stretch of beach and all sorts of wild life. It’s got a little bit of everything for anyone, and all within […]

16 May, 2015 in Los Angeles
Seal Beach Los Angeles California (24)

Los Angeles has some wonderful beaches, and Seal beach is a prime example for a great beach not too far away from town. In my last conference visit to Long Beach I found affordable accommodation between Long Beach and Seal Beach, and a morning visit strolling down the beach I discovered a desolated quiet stretch […]

10 May, 2015 in Los Angeles
Venice Beach Los Angeles California (14)

Los Angeles has some great beaches and each beach has a somewhat different style and targeted at different populations. Venice Beach, to me, feels like the hippie laid-back joint. A great boardwalk, lots of crazy little shops, snack booths, cheap bars and pubs, street vendors and musicians, and then – ofcourse – the beach. A […]

6 May, 2015 in San Diego
Coronado Beach San Diego California-005

San Diego has some terrific beaches, some say they’re some of the best beaches in the United States. Having lived in Florida before, my standards are set pretty high, but there’s no doubt the beaches I saw in San Diego were beautiful. Long white stretch of beach, puffy sand, clear blue waters, not a boat […]

28 Apr, 2015 in San Diego
La Jolla Cove Beach - San Diego California (25)

San Diego is a lovely city. In mid-winter around Christmas time I took off from freezing cold Illinois to warm up down in southern United States. I’ve been wanting to visit San Diego for long, having heard wonderful things about one of the nicest most livable American cities. It has so many things going for […]

20 Dec, 2014 in France, Visions
Visions of France (45)

After a long absence from Europe, I got to spend a couple of wonderful weeks in Paris and roaming around France. To my delight, I was joined by some of my charming family to head out from the Paris airport east to explore the wonders of Champagne province. From there, we roamed around circling Paris […]

21 Nov, 2014 in France
Le Touquet beach (3)

France has some great beaches. Although my recent visit to France was not beach oriented, but after an overload of castles, estates, wine/champagne, and colonial history, a break was long overdue, and so the familia decided to make a detour up north and find a nice beach to relax for a couple of hours. The […]

27 Jul, 2014 in Sanya
Sanya Beach Hainan-012

If you’re looking for beaches in China, then Sanya in Hainan is probably the best you’ll be able to find. Unfortunately, it’s not up to par with other amazing beach destinations in the area (Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan-Penghu, Cambodia and even Vietnam-Nhatrang and Hong Kong-Saikung) and it’s unbelievably crowded and over commercialized. The Chinese are also […]

6 Apr, 2014 in Itineraries, New Orleans
MardiGrasWorldNewOrleans011 thumb Mardi Gras World : New Orleans new orleans

While I was based in Tallahassee Florida I rented a car and made my way towards a conference (SPSP2013) taking place at New Orleans. It was a wonderful trip, New Orleans was absolutely fascinating with the crazy Mardi Gras traditions, and the road between Tallahassee and New Orleans offered plenty of wonderful beaches and attractions […]

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