Sunset over Torrey Pines

Sunset Over the Torrey Pines Golf Course

Note: click the photograph for a larger view. It’s 5:52 p.m. and I caught the sun setting into the Pacific Coast marine layer gazing through the trees on the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course. The marine layer is formed as cold ocean water such as is found on the Pacific Coast inCalifornia cools the air just above it. […]

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Highlights of our Recent Santa Fe Culinary Tour

Loads of photographs from our recent Santa Fe Culinary Tour. Want to join us for our next small group outing? Read on…

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Happy Halloween: A Spooky Cathedral in Santa Fe

A little spooky something I whipped up from our recent visit to Santa Fe. To learn how I created this, read on….

Free Tickets to the 2013 National Christmas Tree Lighting

Win Free Tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting

Learn how to win one of 17,000 free tickets to the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington D.C. Read on…

Travel News & Tips

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Test Driving the new Sony A7 in Alaska

Sony just sent us one of their new A7 mirrorless cameras to try out, and share our experiences and photographs with you. Read on…

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Airline Travel Tip: Avoid Frustration by Booking Earlier

Travel is up this year, and we’re finding folks very frustrated picking through the leftovers regarding airline flights. Read on…

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Viking River Cruises: 12 More River Vessels for 2015

Viking River Cruises fleet will expand to 64 river vessels in 2015. To learn about this company’s remarkable growth, read on…

Travel Services

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Is the Best Travel Search Engine Your Local Travel Agent?

According to a recent New York Times article, “Nearly every time, travel agents bested the Internet big boys on both price and service.” Read on…

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Solo Travelers: No Single Supplement on River Cruise Fares

We have 70 different river cruises available with NO single supplement charge. Read on…

2014 Kentucky Derby Travel Packages

Kentucky Derby Travel Packages for 2014

As Virtuoso Travel Advisors, we have access to fabulous travel packages to the world-famous Kentucky Derby. Read on…