Sojourn in South Beach, part two

On my first full day in Miami, I’m under the weather. It occasionally happens when I travel (the combo of little sleep, re-circulated air on planes, and the lack of real food are the usual culprits), so I...

Sojourn in South Beach, part one

A northeastern winter is cold, grey and – seemingly – endless. You spend hours plotting an escape to someplace sunny and warm... if only for a few days. Luckily, there are a few options that aren’t...

Weekend Getaway: The Cove Opens in Long Beach

by Hiko Mitsuzuka (@TheFirstEcho) L.A. tends to get all the attention when it comes to Southern California destinations. That's why Long Beach, the coastal city 30 miles south of the City of Angels, is...

Ideal Gifts For a Person of Taste and Thought

Buying gifts for anyone can be challenging. When birthdays and public holidays loom, there's always the dread that creeps in when you know it's time to purchase a gift for your friends, family members and...

BetterMe and my pursuit of an ideal meditation app

Meditationand mindfulness are the “it” words of today. But they are not just words you throw in to seem more sophisticated, and the practices are not just a current fad. Both meditation and mindfulness...

Adrenaline Rush Alert: Ziplining at Pacific Crest

By Karen Happel (@Happelstance) Photo: Pacific Crest With summer looming just around the corner, sweaters and knee-high boots are pushing their way further into closets as dreams of back-to-nature...

They’re Everywhere

And because of that not only is the smartphone one of the most essential bits of kit to have in our arsenal but it has fast become 'the must have fashion accessory.' Gone are the days that our mobile phones...