Mary Jo Manzanares

Tips for Choosing the Best Nile Cruise for your Egypt Vacation

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 10, 2018

Egypt is one of the most fascinating countries in the world when it comes to archaeology and history. The country has so much to offer from the pyramids of Giza to the temples of Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and more. Egypt’s treasures, both those discovered and those that still remain hidden, have […]

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3 Beautiful Places to Play Golf in the United States

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 19, 2018

According to a recent study by the National Golf Foundation, there are over 34,000 golf courses in the United States. From the local municipal course to the upscale and well-manicured courses typically found at resorts, golfers can experience something new and beautiful each time they play a round. But there are golf courses that rise […]

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FREE Private Kona Coffee Farm Tours, Hawaii

by Mary Jo Manzanares on October 16, 2017

View from Pele Plantations Farm

Life just perked up for coffee lovers who truly care about what’s in their cup and are curious about where it comes from. Pele Plantations, a certified organic Kona coffee farm on the , now offers free private tours of its working farm. Grown on the volcanic slopes of Hualalai and in the North and […]

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Grapevine’s Urban Wine Trail Celebrates Texas Wine

by Mary Jo Manzanares on June 2, 2017

Texas is the fifth-largest wine-producing state in the U.S., and Grapevine has served as a trendsetter and leader with award-winning wineries and winemakers. Grapevine is home to the premier Urban Wine Trail in , as well as the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and GrapeFest, the largest wine festival in the Southwest, held annually […]

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Girlfriend Getaway: Shady Ladies Tour of Paris

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 10, 2017

I am not typically a tour kind of traveler. Oh sure, when I’m in a new city I like taking a general city tour to get the lay of the land for later independent exploration, and I do enjoy a short themed day tour. But cramming myself on a bus with a bunch of other people […]

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4 Georgia Beaches to Discover

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 3, 2017

Travelers weary of overdeveloped and crowded beaches will find the perfect remedy on Georgia’s Atlantic coast. Whether the destination is one of Georgia’s famous Golden Isles, a windswept national seashore like Cumberland Island, or the diverse experience that is Tybee Island, there’s a place where the shore is calm and uncrowded. 1 – Cumberland Island National […]

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Mothers Day Pairings: Rioja & the Women in Your Life

by Mary Jo Manzanares on April 17, 2017

This Mother’s Day, whether you’re welcoming a new mom or celebrating the wisdom of a grandmother, Rioja has the perfect wine pairings for every madre. We’ve even made it easier by offering up some perfect pairings. For the new mom   She’s likely busy, tired and overwhelmed, so introduce her to Rioja Blanco, a wine […]

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On Saturday, May 6th, 2017, the historic northern California town of Woodland will become the hub of all things honey as it hosts the inaugural California Honey Festival, with Mead as a central theme. As the alcoholic drink derived from honey, mead plays a big part in the festivities. “To really celebrate Mead and Honey, […]

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Top Spots to See Wildflowers in Monterey County

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 27, 2017

From the magic purple carpet to a canyon of calla lilies, springtime is the perfect time to see spectacular, colorful displays of wildflowers throughout Monterey County, California. Here are seven top spots to see wildflowers blooming this spring: Pinnacles National Park: Visitors can hike through a riot of wildflowers at Pinnacles National Park during peak […]

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5 Gorgeous Green Getaways in Northern California

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 6, 2017

Northern California is blessed with incredible natural beauty. With beautiful State Parks, beaches, and vineyards, a mini-vacation isn’t hard to find. Whether you’re a resident or a tourist, you won’t regret taking some time out to reconnect with nature. We’ve listed some of the best green getaways from San Francisco so that you can find your […]

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