Recently, we ventured back in time to visit the rich history and medieval towns of southeastern Europe in the capital city Bucharest and the forested region of Transylvania, Romania. We flew to Bucharest, a charming city also known as the “Paris of the East”. A once communist country, it is developing into a city of art, culinary scenes, spectacular architecture, and thriving viniculture making it one of the world’s fastest growing travel destinations.
Manchester Financial Group is renowned for its vision and expertise in developing iconic projects throughout the United States, each of which has elevated the local economy and surrounding community. After successfully developing two waterfront convention center hotels in San Diego and boosting the tourism market, Papa Doug Manchester, and his son Douglas W. Manchester, President of Manchester Texas Financial Group, have implemented the same model in Austin, Texas - the “Live Music Capital of the World.”
For many of us, the New Year is an opportunity for new beginnings and self-improvement. What better way to accomplish just that than the ultimate staycation at the French-inspired Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, which will make you feel like you are hundreds of miles away from your worries. Treat yourself or a loved one to a truly unique spa experience at the 200 acre resort, every inch of which is designed to cater to your well-being.
Recently, we ventured off to explore Eastern Europe and the spellbinding city of Prague. Prague is the capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic. With its cobble streets, beautiful architecture, and old-world charm intertwined with cool restaurants, bustling shopping districts and nightlife, Prague is a truly enchanting destination. We delved into the rich history by visiting the Baroque churches, Old Town Square, as well as the Jewish Quarter where we visited the Old Jewish Cemetery, the largest in Europe. In the heart of Prague, you will find the Old Town Square, home to the Old Town Astronomical Clock, the world-famous technical miracle from the 15th century.
One of the best times to visit Santa Fe is in the month of November. Come fall, the weather is much cooler, less crowded and ski season kicks off. Known as the oldest capital city in the United States, Santa Fe, New Mexico offers rich history, museums, history lessons of Spanish conquistadors, missions, Native American traditions and more.
Located on the shores of the Beagle Channel, at the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego Island, and surrounded by the snowcapped Marital Range, is Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world. Ushuaia’s name comes from the language of the yámanas tribe, its original inhabitants, and means “bay that penetrates westward.”
As the last days of summer approach, we found ourselves stricken with the desire to explore Minnesota. Our adventure took us to the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul which offer an endless array of outdoor activities, wineries and breweries boasting deliciously crafted beverages, as well as shopping at the largest mall in the USA, Mall of America. Minnesota’s 11,842 lakes offer more shoreline than Florida, California, and Hawaii combined.
The ultimate summer escape awaits in the Islands of the Bahamas. With a flight on Southwest Airlines, you arrive to the nation of the Bahamas which is comprised of 700 islands and over 2,000 rocks and cays, sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean. The archipelago is an ecological oasis, boasting the clearest water on the planet.
Los Cabos is located at the beautiful southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, and Southwest Airlines can now help you get there. As of April, Southwest Airlines now flies direct daily to Los Cabos from San Diego, marking the airline’s first nonstop service between Lindbergh Field and Los Cabos. To mark the celebration, our Co-Publishers Danitza and Esteban Villanueva alongside Manager, Corporate Community Affairs Lidia S. Martinez and a group of community leaders consisting of Lauree Sabha, Ben Clay, Linda Katz, David and Espie Bejerano flew on the inaugural Southwest Airlines direct flight. An incredible experience with one-stop check-in and a quick 2-hour flight, our travel to the destination was seamless.
Summer days spent at the Hotel del Coronado are a tradition for San Diegans spanning back over 129 years. Locals and tourists alike can enjoy the fun activities, beautiful views and lush amenities the hotel offers. During their Grand American Beach Vacation, they will also have programs for families, fun-seeking singles and everyone in between.