Author Archives: Susan Watkins

A Passion for Prague

I stand on the magnificent Charles Bridge and take in the sweeping view – the [...]


You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in [...]

A Magic Carpet Ride from Ephesus to Kusadasi, Turkey

All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware. Martin Buber Turkey! Just [...]

The Magic of Mykonos

The picturesque Greek island of Mykonos rests like a gem in the middle of the [...]

Romancing Charleston, South Carolina

It was my father who called the city the Mansion on the River. He was [...]

Escape to Santa Barbara-Where Classic Meets Contemporary

Oh Santa Barbara!  Affectionately known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is the epitome of [...]

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara

Our luxury weekend getaway begins at the glamorous Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore.  Located directly [...]

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara

To really unwind in the lap of luxury, be sure to include a visit to [...]

Toma Restaurant and Bar, Santa Barbara

It’s our first night in Santa Barbara, and for dinner we head to the hottest [...]

Savor Santa Barbara Food Tour

Attention foodies…fun lovers…walkers!  One of the best things to do in Santa Barbara is to [...]

Finch & Fork, Santa Barbara

  Finch & Fork – Comfort Food with a Twist Who doesn’t love to go [...]

Michael’s on Naples, Long Beach

For a memorable dining experience in Italian cuisine, look no further than Michael’s on Naples.  [...]

Biking Through Versailles, France – C’est si bon!

A favorite photograph sits on our mantle.  It captures a magical moment – my sweetheart [...]

Spa Without Walls, Big Island Hawaii

What do you do when you have had enough fun on the beach for awhile, [...]

Dine Like Kamehameha (the King) at Brown’s Beach House, Hawaii

It’s sunset and we have arrived for dinner at the Fairmont’s signature restaurant, Brown’s Beach [...]