Hacienda Del Sol: Where gardens, art and nature meet

Despite all the beauty nature offers in the Arizona desert, Hacienda Del Sol Luxury Guest Ranch Resort has managed to enhance the natural aesthetic the setting offers with gardens and art.  They have flawlessly incorporated the art, architecture, and gardens into the natural landscape. **Disclaimer: This was a hosted trip, however,…

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The best of ensenada

Whether you are visiting Ensenada Mexico as a port-o-call during a cruise or you are doing a weekend escape you will find plenty to do. In many ways, Ensenada is like other coastal Mexican towns that welcome cruisers and vacationers. Like Cancun and Cozumel, to name a few, there are…

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Why Rome should be on your Bucket List.


When my husband, Bill, suggested we spend a few days in Rome, Italy before we embark on our recent Mediterranean cruise I must admit I felt lukewarm about the prospect. Rome or even Italy for that matter seemed a bit cliche. It certainly did not head up my list of…

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