By Rich Borell /CEO & Founder Bay Area Mags/:
A few months back my wife suggested we kick the holiday season off by traveling to a festive place in the U.S. After checking our list twice (maybe more) we decided on the Christmas capital of Texas … Grapevine.
Before I go on, as suggested in prior articles, when you have the opportunity to check in 24 hours in advance, I encourage you to look at the upgrades your airline may have available. Fo..
By Rich Borell /CEO & Foundeer Bay Area Mags/:Hello Everyone, I wanted to pass along a few tips if you’re thinking about visiting one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful and romantic islands ... Aruba.
If you’re willing to get off and on the plane a few times, we scored a great price with American Airlines flying first class the entire trip for just $1,500 each round trip. Plus it’s a breeze … less than three hours by air from Miami and with U.S. pre-clearan..
By Rich Borell:Hello Everyone,
Well, with summer here, my wife and I were giving some thought to our bucket list. Yes, we do have a joint one. It’s to visit 50 countries and 50 states. Happy to say, we’re doing a good job so far, as we’re over half way on both. So, we thought to ourselves, let’s add a few more states to our list. We mapped out a pretty cool trip that I want to share with you in case you desire to see some of this beautiful countryside of o..
Our Private Cooking Lesson With Alex Tishman Regional Head Chef, Big City Chefs
By Rich Borell,
Founder & CEO of Bay Area Mags LLC Perhaps you like to cook. For my wife and I, cooking is the last thing we would ever want to do. Our feeling has been, if you want to eat good food, someone else needs to cook it- Boy was I wrong! Now, you’re probably thinking I must eat a lot of junk food and be extremely overweight. Thankfully, I don’t indulge in junk food and I enjoy exercise - be it playing tennis or using my home gym. Still, it’s ha..
By Rich Borell:
When we think about weekend getaways from the Bay Area, we may consider Monterey, Santa Cruz, Napa, Lake Tahoe … Ever think about parking the car and flying to Vegas?
That’s exactly what my wife and I did recently. Our last trip there was very memorable since we spent New Year’s Eve celebrating with hundreds of thousands of people on the Las Vegas strip. This time we thought how fun to have a long weekend getaway there.
By Rich Borell:Looking to relax? Perhaps a nice getaway and some sun, some fun, some R&R? How about a nice quiet desert resort? Sounded great to us. Just 100 miles east of Los Angeles was our recent long weekend getaway destination … Palm Springs.
For this weekend destination we decided to do a road trip. Our journey started out early Friday morning with a quick cup for the road from Starbucks.
Our first stop along the way was breakfast at the Harris Ranch..
A Memorable Weekend Trip to Jamestown and Yosemite
By Rich Borell
Hello Everyone, I want to share with you a recent long weekend getaway my wife and I took. This road trip took us to the Gold Country, where we enjoyed fascinating historic Jamestown and the most breathtaking views of Yosemite National Park.
Our trip started out Friday around noon to beat the Bay Area getaway crowd. We had accommodations for Friday evening, just outside of Jamestown, at the Jackson Rancheria Hotel & Casino. We really wan..
By Rich Borell
For many of us, the Presidio of San Francisco may only be 10-40 miles down the road. Perhaps you drive through it from Lombard to get over the GG Bridge. However, ever since the Inn at the Presidio opened a few years back, my wife and I have spent a few weekends each year staying at this historic hotel … right in the middle of the Presidio of San Francisco.
This former military base has so much to offer - from its many hiking trails to enjoy..
Recently my wife and I took a long weekend trip to San Diego, because a road trip sounded fun. Some of the city’s most popular attractions are the museums, gardens, and Spanish colonial style architecture found in Balboa Park, the world famous San Diego Zoo, and the Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. For a little history and shopping, visitors can stroll the streets of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park or wander through the Gaslamp Quarte..
By Rich Borell
About a month ago, my wife and I were thinking about a long August weekend. We’d already done an awesome road trip to South Dakota/Montana, so we thought this time we would maybe take a short flight. It didn’t take long for us to agree that we needed to go back to one of our favorite cities in the Northwest, Seattle Washington.
Thursday: Our flight from San Jose was a bit delayed, but we were still able to arrive in Seattle around 2PM. The ..
I recently took a business trip that flew me to several cities; Minneapolis, St. Louis, Nashville, Atlanta and Houston. I thought it would be interesting to compare the various airports in those cities to Mineta San Jose International Airport. My opinion; I believe our airport ranks very well. However, I feel there’s only one thing that need addressed … an airport name change.
A few years back, I had the opportunity to see former President ..