Yearly Archives: 2019

CA Mother Rose pushing her two daughters in "Gypsy" the play now at Alcazar Theater, San Francisco, California
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Reviews by Carol Canter and Lee Daley. (Review by Carol Canter) “Curtains up, light the lights, you got nothing to hit but the heights!” Well, everything did come up roses opening night for Bay Area Musicals’ fabulous production of Gypsy,…

DESTINATIONS In Kauai, a bumper crop of food trucks, rainbow over the ocean, beach combing on Kauai's north shore
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The Hawaiian island of Kauai serves up cuisine that is both hot and cool. Hot as in haute and cool as in food trucks. Any stay on the Garden Isle offers a cornucopia of dining choices and so, on a…

DESTINATIONS Ogunquit, Maine,a beautiful place by the sea, tideooos,beach walking, beach
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When I think of the perfect Maine getaway, Ogunquit immediately comes to mind. It’s all there, breathtaking Maine beauty, surf, sand, rocky coast line and a small artistic village. A destination worth flying to from anywhere in the US and…

China Black Mountain Valley, China’s Enchanted Oasis, waterfall walk, canyon trail, Chongqing day trip
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Note: This article was also published in the New York Times on May 17, 2019. On a recent trip to China, I visited Black Mountain Valley, a place of untamed raw beauty full of mystery, lush vegetation and silver hued…

DESTINATIONS San Miguel de Allende at Hotel Matilda, mural walkway, Our Lady of Guadaloupe, Mexico
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Story and Photos by Lee Daley For a soul soothing stay in San Miguel de Allende, Hotel Matilda, the “hotel different,” is an eye-opener. When you travel to a Mexican colonial city that has been designated a World Heritage Site,…

DESTINATIONS Santorini, An Island in Time: Santorini, Greece, Greek Island, Cyclades
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What is it about the Greek island of Santorini that captivates all who visit?  It’s easy to credit its beauty to the shimmering blue Aegean, the drama of its white washed cube dwellings built atop one another, clinging to the…