Serene Oasis at Park MGM Spa

The Park MGM Hotel is known as one of MGM’s megaresorts in Las Vegas. Forming a joint venture with Sydell Group to renovate and rebrand the Monte Carlo, MGM renamed the resort Park MGM to connect with the exciting dining and entertainment district, and The Park near the T Mobile Arena. The Park MGM has…

A Holiday Table Favorite – Brazi Bites

After a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo in Brazil, I discovered one of the most pleasing comfort foods in the world – Pão de Queijo. It’s Brazil’s most popular snack food, and after returning back to the United States, I began my search to recreate these culinary sensations while home.  Years ago…

Waterfront Dining in Marina del Rey

Executive Chef Job Carder prepares California coastal cuisine with a fusion of French flair that is visually as pretty as the silhouette of sailboats in Marina del Rey. I met this chef years ago at a private holiday party, when he was the executive chef at The Proper in La Cañada. His grandfather co-founded Norm’s…

Ohau’s Gunstock Ranch Ecotourism Experience

According to the United Nations aviation division, carbon emissions from air travel are on track to triple by 2050 if no action is taken. Travelers are becoming more aware of this and are seeking experiences to be good citizens of the world. Hilton Hotels in Hawaii offer a list of ecotourism activities to help guests…

Sipping Kō Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum

Learning that over 40 bars and restaurants in Hawaii serve Kō Hana Agricole Rum, I was excited to visit one of Oahu’s sugar cane farms and rum distillery for an ecotourism tasting tours. Driving from my DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana in the Waikiki Beach area, we drove into Manulele Distillers, makers of Kō Hana…

Regent Seven Seas Mariner Luxury Cruise

Walking onboard the Regent Seven Seas Mariner before it set sail from Los Angeles, through the Panama Canal to Miami, each guest received a flute of sparkling wine before receiving their suite key card. The Seven Seas Mariner was constructed as the first all-suite, all-balcony ship in 2002. During the summer months, she sails along…

BBQ your own Impossible Burger

Good news for vegans, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The Impossible Burger phenomenon that is on over 17,000 restaurant menus, can now be prepared at home. Starting today, Friday, September 20, Gelson’s Markets are selling Impossible™ Burger. This weekend you can now cook kosher, halal, plant-based, gluten-free and bioengineered burgers. It is sold in a 12-oz package and costs $8.99….

Girlfriend’s Weekend at Pechanga Resort

Meeting friends for a Girl’s Weekend Reunion at Pechanga Resort nestled in Temecula Valley, this destination that offers a multitude of activities that appeals to everyone. Besides the 20,000 square foot gaming casino, there is an event theatre showcasing sell-out concerts. This Las Vegas style resort has a water oasis featuring four-acres of pools, waterslides, a…