Author: Lillian Africano

Carlsbad’s West Inn & Suites Wins #1 Spot in California for Families

Share: Family Vacation Critic announces its annual list of the top family-friendly hotels across the globe Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has released its annual list of the best hotels for families in 15 regions across the globe. Every hotel on the list has met a strict list of family-specific criteria, having been highly-rated by family travelers and personally vetted by Family Vacation Critic’s team of family travel experts. “When planning a family vacation, it’s important to find a hotel that truly meets the needs of all ages in your group, and these hotels do just that,”...

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Celebrate Father’s Day in Emilia-Romagna’s Historic “Motor Valley”

Share: Celebrate Father’s Day with 350 years of Italian racing traditions through Emilia-Romagna’s Historic “Motor Valley” Luxury travel specialist  Zicasso  has developed this custom tour in recognition of 2017 being the 70th anniversary of esteemed Italian luxury car brand Ferrari producing its first vehicle, the Ferrari 125 S. Zicasso is proud to celebrate 350 collective years of the founding of the world’s most revered Italian motor brands in history: Maserati, Ducati, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Pagani. Travelers can immerse themselves in the pursuit of excellence through Italy’s five most prestigious motor brands with a special tour through Emilia-Romagna’s historic “Motor Valley,” home to...

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Sunset Key to Offer Cuba Day Trips

Share: Cuba, Curated: a Sunset Key Cottages Luxury Day Trip, Available beginning June 1, 2017 Starting next month on June 1st, Sunset Key Cottages, the charming little island resort just off Key West, will offer brand new–and unique–luxury getaways: day trips to Cuba. As far as I can see, no one is offering day trips to Cuba from the United States. These luxury excursions feature a full day of tours led by local experts who provide an insider’s perspective and behind-the-scenes access to the local culture, and return to Sunset Key in time for dinner. The itinerary is presented here;...

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Hands Can’t Lie About Your Age—Or Can They?

Share: When I looked in the mirror I saw a face that seemed younger than my calendar age. Okay, I had courted the sun for years without benefit of sunscreen, but when I understood the damage I was doing I had repented. I started using SPFs of 30 to 40, as well as excellent anti-aging products, all with good results. But when I looked at my hands, they reflected every hour I spent in the sun—and every calendar year that had passed. That’s the reality shared by a generation of women who didn’t understand that hands need as much...

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Long Island Wine: New York’s Big Grape

Share: Just like Rodney Dangerfield, Long Island wines sometimes get “no respect.”  Last April, John Oliver of the Last Week Tonight show swigged North Fork Chardonnay out of a bag and called it “terrible.” Congressman Steve Israel defended his bailiwick’s vineyards in an email. “The Long Island wine industry is no joke. Our vineyards produce award-winning wines, attract more than a million visitors each year, employ hardworking New Yorkers and stimulate our local economy.”  The congressman was right. With New York State the third largest wine-growing region in the United States, Long Island is considered the premier region and...

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