Hike. Bike. See. Catalina Island

When it comes to hiking, Catalina Island is the best of the Channel Islands in California, offering more than 165 miles of trails and roads for all levels. The Channel Islands are an eight-island archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern California and are only accessible by boat or plane. Since there is an assortment…

Bringing Back the Splendor of Catalina Island

Cruising over to Catalina Island onboard the smooth Catalina Express, I immediately noticed the Catalina Island Company and Catalina Island Conservancy are investing millions of dollars to attract more affluent visitors. Exiting the ship, I boarded a Catalina Conservancy shuttle for a tour of Avalon before entering the interior of the island to enjoy lunch…

Jill’s Top 10 Travel Destination to Visit in 2019

This year I visited over 20 luxury resorts and wrote about my adventures for JustLuxe, LuxeBeat and Go World Travel. Some of the standout travel destinations, hotels and resorts include luxury spa experiences, outstanding restaurants, tennis courts, golf courses and enriching experiences that include cooking classes, wine tasting and morning yoga.  Here’s a list of…

Bison Roam Freely on Catalina Island

Even though they are non-native, bison have roamed Catalina Island for almost 100 years. The first to arrive by boat were a herd of American Bison in the 1920s. Some Islanders will tell you these furry mammals starred in Zane Grey’s silent film, The Vanishing American. Others will tell you, it was another movie that…