A collection of favorite spots around the world—places to gather, to stay, to relax—quality eateries, boutique hotels and shops, all who take pride in service and craftsmanship. They are authentic cornerstones of our communities, essential social components that add to our quality of life.

Food fills us beyond a basic sustenance. A bed is so much more than a place to lay you head. The most rewarding experiences aren’t the most expensive, but are found in the details where quality and passion are key components.

Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.

Henri J.M. Nouwen

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Vatican City - museum courtyard

Travel Guide: Vatican City

The world’s smallest country is also home to the Pope. However, not only Catholics make their pilgrimage to the Vatican, but people from around the world come in droves. Vatican City is a city-state politically separate from, but geographically surrounded by the city of Rome. The Vatican’s 3 main attractions Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and…

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Travel Guide: How Florence Inspires a Higher Standard and ‘Slow Tourism’

Stunning architecture and sculpted masterpieces, natural regional food and wine—Florence is sure to delight your perspective alongside your tastebuds. No wonder it’s such a popular destination. You really can’t help but fall in love with Florence. Italian Pride and Passion Italians take pride in their work. Their enthusiasm is infectious. Italy celebrates artisans and designers,…

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Restaurants | Cafés + Accommodations | Spas

San Diego Taste of Spain

Café Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar Nestled in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego is a wonderful Spanish restaurant. During our last visit, my husband and I came upon Café Sevilla — a tapas bar, restaurant and nightclub — which felt true to its claim for an authentic Spanish cultural experience. Though I still have yet…

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Brunch in Sacramento, California at Cafeteria 15L

Cafeteria 15L celebrates fresh ingredients—comfort food with a fresh, urban twist. Brunch has always been one of my favorite meals—a relaxed, late morning meal—that is perfect for lounging with the family. Cafeteria 15L, a “Farm to Table” restaurant located in an urban rustic-industrial setting in Sacramento, offers a weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-3pm.…

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