Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Inspiration: The 50-Plus Triathlete (or, I may be slow, but I’m not last)

by Mary Leigh Burke I never used to be much of an athlete. My current co-workers would be shocked to hear me say that – since I’m now known as the office athletic fanatic. I spent most of my life existing only from the neck up. Back home in Grand Island, NY, outside of Buffalo,

Monday, November 26th, 2007

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways: Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale

There is a time and place for everything. I recently returned from a week’s stay at a challenging “boot-camp” where I hiked, swam, and worked out non-stop, surviving on only 1200 calories a day (no coffee or...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Hotel Review: Athens, Greece: Hotel Grande Bretagne

Location and how to get there: The hotel is located in the heart of Athens, on Constitution Square, opposite the Parliament House. Just 27 kilometers (approximately 45 minutes) from Eleftherios Venizelos, the new Athens International Airport. Number...

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Hotel Review: Hong Kong, China: Langham Place Hotel

Location and how to get there: Rising 42 stories above Mongkok, the 5 star Langham Place Hotel is situated in the vibrant heart of Kowloon peninsula offering authentic sights, sounds and the best shopping right at your...

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

Global, Gentile and Oh-So Grand for a Girlfriend Getaway :: Gstaad, Switzerland

Think summertime in Gstaad, where the living is easy. Glitterati on the slopes give way to verdant mountains, field flowers galore and a low-key quiet glamour. Some say that to holiday in Gstaad one must “be rich-but...

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Activity Review: Mexico: The Mayan Canopy Expedition

“You want me to go down where?” I asked, peering into the deep, black hole descending before me into the ground. I shaded my eyes against the sun and squinted some more, hoping in vain that I’d...

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

Culture: Confessions of an Israeli Folk Dance Addict

The type of dancing that I do is Israeli Folk Dancing. But the movements are nothing like what you might have seen at a wedding or bar mitzvah. While International Folk Dancing strives to be as authentic...

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Voyage of Discovery with Iceland Pro Cruises

The vast rugged landscapes, natural beauty and colorful stories of the Vikings and mythical creatures, have fueled the world’s fascination with Iceland. With the success of Game of Thrones, this lava-sculpted island, roughly the size of Cuba,...

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Hotel Solamar: Hip SoCal Hospitality in the Heart of San Diego

In early May, I decided it was time to go “bi-coastal” and leave my home in the sunshine state for a much needed Spring Break. I set off for San Diego in search of cooler temps, bay...

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende: Sexy y Sensual

If internationally known art community San Miguel de Allende, Mexico is on your vacation bucket list and you love hitting the hotspots when traveling, lock in a stay at Hotel Matilda. A dreamy destination matched with a...

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Inspiration: My “Year Off”

by Julia Spiro What was supposed to be a “year off” turned out to be the most challenging, inspiring, and awakening year of my life. I bit the eraser of my number two pencil and looked down...

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Avalon Waterways: Epic Views, Enchanting Ports and Endless Vacation Possibilities

My love of cruising inspires me to share and convert others. As I recount my latest river cruise, I struggle. How would I best differentiate my Avalon Waterways’ river cruise from others? This is my sixth river cruise,...

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Rethink Lima for fantastic girlfriend trip

The artist, Victor Delfin, and his wife are the models My last girlfriend getaway trip to Lima was about 25 years ago, when it had fallen on hard times and really was considered mostly a stopping point...

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Shreveport-Bossier stepping up to the dinner plate

Sure, we all know that New Orleans serves up some mighty tasty eats but Shreveport (and its next door nabe Bossier City) has really stepped up to the plate and has a wide range of culinary offerings...

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Cruise Review: An Amazing Adventure with Azamara Club Cruises

The secret is out and the vote is in from this consummate cruise diva – Azamara Club Cruises ranks as a top pick in the small ship luxury category. Over the last few years, Azamara has been a mystery...

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Inspiration: One time, at Single Life Camp

by Cheri Eplin One thing is for sure. When you become single in your 40’s, you become an instant charity for well-meaning friends and relatives. God Bless you if you were unfairly widowed or never married, but...

Friday, March 28th, 2008

Teresa’s Top Hotel Choices Around the World

When I was a little girl, I wanted to buy a stairway to heaven so I could stay in a perfect place with fluffy pillows and happy people. Well, after all my travels, I don’t need that...

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

My Favorite 8 Hotels Around the World

When I was a little girl, I wanted to buy a stairway to heaven so I could stay in a perfect place with fluffy pillows and happy people. Well, after all my travels, I don’t need that...

Friday, June 3rd, 2005

Inspiration: Diva Dreams Come True (Melissa’s Travel Journal)

by Melissa Walters Day One: Finding My Legs What would the tropics be without a tropical storm? Within moments of my arrival, the bottom fell out of the sky. This gave me time to get unpacked (I...

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