Traveling Healthy?

Recently I came across some websites that really might help those of you who want to travel a little healthier. Ever wonder where you can find a restaurant with some healthy choices? Check out www.menupages.com. Perhaps you will find the city where you are traveling. If so, you can scan menus of healthy restaurants in that city.

Feel like getting out and walking? Take a look at www.witur.com where self-guided walking tours are available.

How about taking a bike ride next time you are on vacation? Check out www.rentabikenow.com where hundreds of cycling shops nationwide are listed. Also included is free roadside assistance in case you have technical duties while biking.
These are just a few great sites to get you started. Have fun and stay healthy.

First Strawberries

Down the street, around the corner and to the strawberry patch I went. Today was the first day these taste-better-than they look berries were ready.

Since they were picked this morning, these plump juicy strawberries are now ready for dinner…mine. And I didn’t even have to pick them. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show

Head to Half Moon Bay April 25…

For a remarkable and singular experience, there’s nothing that matches up to the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show, Half Moon Bay’s massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style. It’s a whimsical, fascinating, amusing, curious and absolutely unique show and tell spectacle featuring 2,000 magnificent driving, flying and working machines from the 20th and 21st centuries. The world’s coolest cars of every era and style, model-T fire engines, vintage busses, custom motorcycles, tricked out trucks, sleek streamliners, one-of-a-kind antique engines and tractors and historic military aircraft will be among the mesmerizing displays. The spectacular 20th annual show takes place on Sunday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Half Moon Bay Airport, located in the picturesque seaside town of Half Moon Bay about 20 miles south of San Francisco..

Proud owners show up in cars that come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Spectators will get a rare up-close look at antique horseless carriages and Ford Model T’s, fanciful touring and luxury cars, powerful sports cars, custom cars and street rods, muscle cars, vintage and modern era high-performance race cars, quirky art and pedal cars, modified street machines with cutting edge styles, exotic high-performance cars, stylish European cars, ultra cool low-riders, sporty compacts, modified imports with flashy graphics, fashionable hip-hop urban show cars, homebuilt kit cars, super-charged turbo cars and trucks, “green” technology/alternative fuel vehicles, streamliners, dragsters, funny cars, gassers, and jet cars.

Spectator admission is $20 for adults, $10 for age 11-17 and 65+, and free for kids age 10 and under. Tickets are available at the gate only. Half Moon Bay Airport (9850 N. Cabrillo Highway) is located on Highway 1, 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway 92. For information, call 650-726-2328.

Lake Hennessey Hike

For those of you in northern California looking for an easy hike, check out Lake Hennessey. You may get to see some hot air balloons over Napa on your way.

Trees overhanging the lake in some places. Other places the hike is a wide open trail along the lake. If it has been raining…the trail stays wet in low lying spots.

Travel Tips for Your Skin

Have a long flight ahead of you? Want to look somewhat refreshed when you land? You don’t want to back all your skin essentials yet you need to pack to keep your skin healthy and refreshed.

Maybe some of these tips will help…

We’ve all heard to drink lots of water when flying…but did you know to avoid alcohol, caffeine and asparagus? They are all diuretics that will rob your skin of its moisture.

Streamline your routine for an easier trip by paring it down to two essential ingredients. Find a moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen and a great eye cream.

Don’t apply your makeup before flying. I know it’s hard but on a long trip you will be glad you waited. Pack your moisturizing cream and eye cream in your carry-on bag. Apply your moisturizer when you get settled in your seat and your eye cream right before you land. Keeping your eye cream chilled in a glass of ice does wonders. Also avoid the peanuts, pretzels and chips as they add salt and puffiness to your face.

Since all airplane air is re-circulated and overly dry, try misting your face with mineral water using a water spritzer.

Travel well.

Check out these suggestions from the folks at Budget Travel…

Kentucky Derby
July 1, 2010
Check out the Churchill Downs track on race day where they sell an unlimited number of $40 general-admission tickets. Or buy them in advance on their website. The passes give you standing-room-only access to the track’s two hotspots: the grassy, 40-acre infield and the paved paddock area, where socialites in over-the-top hats sip mint juleps. Go to www.kentuckyderby.com

Wimbledon
June 21–July 4, 2010
Tickets for England’s premier tennis tournament can be found for $13 to $32, slashed after 5 p.m. to $8 to $23. However, if you are looking for better seats, bring a tent and join one of the world’s best-organized overnight lines. You’ll be in a good position to nab one of the 1,500 or so tickets that organizers set aside each day for Centre Court and Courts 1 and 2 (from $55 to $137, cash only).check out www.wimbledon.org.

World Cup
June 11–July 11, 2010
Apparently tickets to the first-ever World Cup in Africa aren’t easy to come by. However, 64 matches are being televised on giant screens in fan parks spread across South Africa, from coastal Cape Town to Polokwane in the wildlife-rich north. Those festivities will be accompanied by live music, street soccer, and even foosball matches. Go to www.fifa.com/worldcup.

Tour de France
July 3–25, 2010
This year, the 2,200-mile course sweeps through the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, including Reims (July 7) and Bordeaux (July 23). You can wait for the final push along the Champs-Élysées in Paris (July 25). Since it takes longer to pedal up steep stretches than on the flatter surfaces where racers zoom by at over 30 mph, you will have more face time with the cyclists if you grab a spot in the French Alps. There are no tickets or bleachers for spectators, so fanatics pitch tents over-night for the best asphalt with a view. Check out www.letour.fr.

Make Plans for Late September

Women business owners…make your plans now for September 30 to October 1 in Napa. Our Women Business Owners annual conference at the Marriott is offering education, networking, fun and so much more. You can check it out at www.womenbizowners.org.
There may even be some wine involved. Such a deal.