Travel and Adventures

Celebrating Star Wars in London at SWCE

by Gina "SuuperG" Stark July 26, 2016 Travel and Adventures

Share   Most of us remember where we were when we first experienced……   STAR WARS. For me it was at the Avco Cinemas in Westwood. It was 50 cents more than the other Westwood theater options but we were already drawn in by the force (*cough) of the previews, and so made the splurge. […]

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Recipe: Erbazzone – Bringing Italian Cooking Home!

Thumbnail image for Recipe: Erbazzone – Bringing Italian Cooking Home! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark February 7, 2016 Recipes

ShareIt was a whirlwind week of almost too much Italian food….almost.   Continuing on our intimate food tour, we sampled and savored prosciutto, culatello, authentic Parmigiano Reggiano, and an array of red wines. At times we were invited into the kitchens to sous (can that be a verb?) and learn first-hand secrets to the impassioned […]

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Iconic Iceland: Favorite Moments Captured on My Icon

Thumbnail image for Iconic Iceland: Favorite Moments Captured on My Icon by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 19, 2015 Travel and Adventures

ShareSpontaneous Travel I knew the new phone was coming to me. As a member of the buzzing team of worldwide Verizon ambassadors invited to try out different phones and devices, the Nokia Lumia was happily expected. What I didn’t know was that Iceland was coming to me!  Well, I went to Iceland, but until 3 […]

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Romancing Emilia Romagna – with a Big Bib!

Thumbnail image for Romancing Emilia Romagna – with a Big Bib! by Gina "SuuperG" Stark October 6, 2014 Travel and Adventures

Share  An added bonus on a food foray in Italy is the setting.  The Italians must have studied our films and been inspired to plant cypress trees in rows and geraniums in clay pots under trellises of grape vines.     Don’t kill me when I disclose that I was invited to the region of […]

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Maui and Kauai: Traveling with a New Companion – My Droid Maxx (with Panorama!)

Thumbnail image for Maui and Kauai: Traveling with a New Companion – My Droid Maxx (with Panorama!) by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 7, 2014 Travel and Adventures

ShareI am decidedly UNtech-y, but oh so photo trigger happy.  It is the camera feature of my new phone that I wanted to try out and continue to do so. Of course I broke it in on my recent Hawaii trip.   Here are some of my favorite snapshots so far!     The roads […]

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Souvenirs – Coveted and Collected Memories from Our Travels

Thumbnail image for Souvenirs – Coveted and Collected Memories from Our Travels by Gina "SuuperG" Stark November 1, 2013 Travel and Adventures

Share Ahhh don’t we love the contributions of the French? Croissants, romantic accordion music, water lilies, the Statue of Liberty, expert flirtations, and stolen vocabulary.  The word “souvenir” means “to remember”, and if you’ve been to France, it certainly is memorable. Shamelessly plugging my beloved Idyllwild haunt, Cafe Aroma, on my bike tour through Paris. […]

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Interactive Travel: When in Rome…What Would You Suggest I Do?

Thumbnail image for Interactive Travel: When in Rome…What Would You Suggest I Do? by Gina "SuuperG" Stark September 2, 2013 Interactive Travel

ShareSo I’m traveling again, as is evidenced by the lack of blog postings. [insert sheepish grin here]. One would think the result would be more blog posts but my whirlwind trip through Germany was so non-stop I was lucky to find time to share some photos on Instagram!   In one day I’ve already stumbled […]

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Glass-ology: A Photo Gallery from My Translucent Travels

Thumbnail image for Glass-ology: A Photo Gallery from My Translucent Travels by Gina "SuuperG" Stark June 7, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareThis week I have happily joined the #FriFotos team on Twitter as a cohost, and even contributed the suggestion for the theme!  So you can imagine all of the sifting and sorting I’ve been doing of the various photos I’ve taken on my travels, and pondering the myriad interpretations of the glass theme.  The cover […]

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First Date: Toledo, Spain

Thumbnail image for First Date: Toledo, Spain by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 21, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareOn my first stay in Spain, over twenty years ago, I was living at my friend’s flat in Madrid, only a quick jaunt to Toledo by car and an easy 35-minute train ride from the Atocha station.  In those summer days of teen-hood, my friend and I were more intent on savoring and sampling the […]

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Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos

Thumbnail image for Horizons – A Photo Gallery for #FriFotos by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 10, 2013 Hiking

ShareHorizons are both visual and representational, drawing our attention in a mesmerizing fashion.  For this week’s theme for photo sharing on Twitter, I selected several images…especially because I live both coastal-y and mountain-ly.   And with my hiking, I’m often gazing out over gorgeous horizons and snapping photos to both share and try – sometimes […]

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Tongue-in-Cheeky Travel Tip: Have a Moment with a Monument

Thumbnail image for Tongue-in-Cheeky Travel Tip: Have a Moment with a Monument by Gina "SuuperG" Stark May 2, 2013 Travel and Adventures

Share    Travel is such an individual experience and I’m reluctant to dole out too many “should”s about it, but I have another important “tongue-in-cheeky” travel tip I’d like to share. Well, it’s more a recommendation:     Have a moment with a monument. It took more than a few moments for them to be […]

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White Sands (in My Pants?): A National Monument au Natural

Thumbnail image for White Sands (in My Pants?): A National Monument au Natural by Gina "SuuperG" Stark April 25, 2013 Travel and Adventures

ShareStory contributed by Fred Briggs:   White Sands is one of my favorite National Parks. I love the three-color universe there; blue sky, black mountains and ultra white sand. A couple of years ago, I was driving alone through New Mexico, returning from visiting my brother in Texas. It was a beautiful late fall day […]

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