Dispatches: Sunset at Bungas Beach, West Sumatra

As implied in their title, our Global Correspondents are a worldly lot. They send us tips, updates, photos and videos from their travels. Here’s the latest from one of our WomenAboutWorld, Louise Rafkin. Sunset at Bungus Beach, West Sumatra.  The views are rivaled by the food: spicy, small plates of fish and meat cooked in coconut and spiced to perfection.Continue reading “Dispatches: Sunset at Bungas Beach, West Sumatra”

Suite Dreams: Pacific Edge Hotel, Laguna Beach

By Louise Rafkin When they say edge, they mean edge. With rooms overlooking the crashing surf, the Pacific Edge Hotel, a Joie De Vivre establishment in Laguna Beach, will get you just as close to the Pacific as you can get without getting your feet wet.  Outside our room, the orange sunset is almost gaudyContinue reading “Suite Dreams: Pacific Edge Hotel, Laguna Beach”

Suite Dream: Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, Calif.

By Louise Rafkin Attention surfer dudes and dudettes: want to check the waves from your private balcony?  Maybe even from the comfort of your luxury king bed? And be the first on Santa Cruz’s morning swell?  Get yourself beachside to Santa Cruz’s Dream Inn. Under the management of the Joie de Vivre hotels, all roomsContinue reading “Suite Dream: Dream Inn, Santa Cruz, Calif.”