Taking a last minute (3-nights, comped) trip to...
Love this guy's videos. Aussie couple and their dog, Ted.
This was years ago. Ritz-Carlton Beaver Creek
Just got back from a 7-night cruise (San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ensenada). Great spa onboard (weekly pass). Won money in the casino. Had the best dim sum ever at Palette Tea House in San Francisco. Picked up a ton of Recchiuti chocolates at the Ferry Building. Walked State Street in Santa Barbara. Had lunch in Little Italy in San Diego. Finished with a phenomenal 90-minute massage in Ensenada (inexpensive place downtown). The highlight, though, was being at a covered bar on the top deck as we were leaving San Francisco. Foggy night. A little mist in the air. We passed directly under the Golden Gate Bridge. It was surreal.
I had to go to Cabo last week. Stayed at Pedregal for a couple nights (work-related; scouting trip; comped) and then moved to Mar Del Cabo (on my dime).
I was in Cabo a week ago (site visit for work). Stayed at a few different places (The Cape, Chileno Bay, Le Blanc, and Viceroy). Had amazing dinners at Manta (The Cape), Seared (One & Only Palmilla) and Don Manuel (Pedregal; El Farallon was closed due to rain). We're doing a big event down there in February (65 people). My job is to do recon and scout out the resorts. Anyway... here's a clip from The Cape.
I haven't traveled anywhere since February of 2020... which was to Los Cabos. As fate would have it, I'm headed right back down there next week for 4 nights. While I'm not exactly thrilled with traveling during a pandemic, I am looking forward to seeing these resorts. I'm also having a dinner at one of my bucket list places.
Here's a Spotify playlist I'll be listening to while I'm there. See below.
I know... we can't go anywhere, but we can take a virtual trip. I started us off on our way down to Mexico (oh I miss Cabo)... then to South America, up through Africa and into Europe (and so on). I didn't cover every country, but close your eyes and imagine your suitcase and passport in hand. So many places to see and experience.
I first came across Sam Zien when I was researching places to eat in London. He's a Canadian transplant (currently living in San Diego) who has an entertaining YouTube channel where he cooks at home (tons of comfort food). His son, Max, does all the filming and Max's wife (Jilli) helps produce the show. Anyway, you need to watch this guy. Yes, he makes great food... but he's fucking hilarious. He and Max are always going at each other, playfully... with Max constantly taunting him.
He's clumsy, foul-mouthed and screws up half the time... which makes for great fun. He's amassed over 2 million subscribers and is constantly posting new videos. Next time you're bored, check him out. I watch more of his videos than anything else.
Just got back from a week in Cabo. Amazing.
Spent a week in Cabo. Beautiful property.
Where I’ll be this week (Tuesday-Saturday).
My weekend getaway...
Just some musings from an old guy...