London: Blooming Beautiful with Flowers and Fauna

July 5th, 2012

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Blooming Beautiful – the Flowers and Fauna of London By Hollie Gibson Last month, Chelsea burst into bloom with a host of the boldest, biggest and most mind-boggling displays of living art. Gardens designed by the brightest minds in horticulture sprung up near Kensington, brought to life with a little help from the sun, rain … Continued

  Santa Monica pier at sunset       Written by Mary Anne Been, Jetset Extra   School was out, summer was here, and my kids were itching to do something fun. A family-friendly weekend in Santa Monica is exactly what the doctor ordered.   Santa Monica is fun in the sun times 10. There … Continued

  After our last Egypt tour, Greg and I stopped over on the way home, for two-and-a-half glorious days in Madrid.  The weather was fine, sunny and cold enough for a jacket but not cold enough to see your breath. We stayed in the wonderful Hotel Praktik Metropol, a class of hotel known as a hostal.  Tiny … Continued

  Written by Mary Anne Been, Jetset Extra   My trip to Turkey started out with an incredible flight.  I know that isn’t what most people say about international flights, but mine was amazing.  I flew Turkish Airlines, Business Class, direct to Istanbul from Los Angeles.  The service is second-to-none, and being first on and … Continued

One of the most exciting journeys you can make anywhere in South America is to go from the mountains to the rain forest, either headed east to the Amazon from the Andes, or, in Colombia and Ecuador, toward the west and the Pacific lowlands. The route in Peru from Cusco to the Manu Reserve area … Continued

Kate Jarvis offered to share about a recent visit to Iceland, and as this is a place both George and I have never been and want to visit–we were excited to learn about a new destination. Enjoy! City breaks are great fun. I came to realise this after my first one this January, when I went … Continued

By Kit Herring As a great American city, San Francisco combines both modern California style with an elegance born of its unique location near the sea.  Its skyline is recognized world-wide and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is a testament to American ingenuity and engineering. The city is a melting pot of styles and cultures … Continued

By Kit Herring After 10 years of road trips across the USA and sailing to islands of the Caribbean, Davarian Hall visited the country of Peru in 1982 as a travel writer and photographer. His work was subsequently published in publications such as National Geographic Traveler Magazine and, with the advent of the World Wide … Continued

Thank you to Micki for her post about her family journey to the beaches of Costa Rica. We hope she will share more of her adventures with us on our site. Costa Rica is everything that the tourist brochures claim: lush, steeped in adventure, and chock full of amazing wildlife. But we’re beach bums. All … Continued