10 May, 2021/in Resorts, Restaurants, TRAVEL /by Elaine and Scott Harris South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island moves from covid to captivating the tourist market once again as more people make their way south in an almost pent-up desire to relax, refresh and rejuvenate after a year of closures and quarantines. While suitable health […]

Atlanta, the crown jewel of the south, always changing like the Phoenix of Greek folklore; regenerating and obtaining new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor, still vibrant and alive even in difficult times. From the outside, the gleaming skyline reaches high above ancient oak and magnolia trees. From the inside, southern tradition […]

  The stark taupe landscape stretched in front of us with an occasional gnarled oak tree juxtaposed within the dusty earth. After months of quarantining, we felt as desolate as the barren landscape but decided to find out how several California vintners were handling the “new normal”.  What new parameters are in place for those […]

The restaurant and hospitality industry has always been a profession not for the faint of heart. Long hours, no holidays off are the norm for those with the passion to make their venue a success.   For those who do, its immensely rewarding. All of this being said, toss in a pandemic and things become […]

Las Vegas shines as the culinary and entertainment capital of the world. The famed neon lights beckon visitors from all over the globe to come to the celebrated strip and indulge in leisure, gaming and an all-star lineup of celebrity chefs and world class dining venues. The recent pandemic halted this renowned city in its […]

              Traveling-it leaves you speechless, and then turns you into a storyteller,” wrote Ibn Battuta. As we approached the undulating brick-red landscape of Ivins Utah, outside of ST. George, we found ourselves wonderstruck by the desert landscape punctuated by outcrops of black volcanic rock juxtaposed along with the vermillion […]

Temecula California is a tranquil valley noted for “sunshine through the mist,” by the Luiseno Native American Indians. Burgeoning vineyards have now morphed through the mist and dot the landscape of this once sleepy bedroom community of Los Angeles, drawing hundreds of past-time pleasure-seekers into its quaint two-lane main-street and beyond and even above the […]

Tivoli Village  is creating quite a diverse selection in the culinary lineup on their  restaurant row. Recently yet another Las Vegas landmark restaurant has joined this swank Summerlin village featuring ultra-high-end shopping, offices, luxury gyms and salons. Much anticipated El Dorado Cantina opened its newest location to excited patrons as they lined up ready to experience the much […]

We just spent some time island hopping. Images of palm trees, turquoise waves, and warm tropical breezes may have been the visual that comes to mind, but this time the islands we were visiting are located off the coast of Washington in the verdant Pacific Northwest. The San Juan Islands accessible by the Washington State […]

Downtown Summerlin s fast becoming a sought-after gathering place to enjoy entertainment, luxury shopping and a plethora of dining options. One of the newest additions to the culinary line up is JING For over a decade JING has been one of the most recognized and highest rated restaurants in Denver and Aspen and now Las Vegas in Summerlin. […]