FALL IN LOVE WITH TRAVEL: INSIDER TIPS TO HELP EVERYONE RELAX AND UNWIND!!
SOME OF THE UNIQUE INSIDER FALL TRAVEL TIPS STEPHANIE CAN OFFER ARE:
- Do Your Research: planning a last minute trip means doing your homework This is a great time to travel as there are smaller crowds and deals to be had now that the summer family travel season has ended.
- Look out for deals: sign up for e-mail deals with your preferred airline Do your research online, but then call the hotel, resort or cruise line that you are interested in – they may have some really last minute specials that will make you even happier.
- Fall Travel Checklist Check the tourism board websites for cities or attractions near you — many have fall festivals that can make an autumn escape even greater!
- Road Trip Planning Tips: Before You Go and On The Road If you’re taking a road trip, plan for rush hours as you drive. Whenever possible, try to leave a little earlier or a little later than everyone else. If you have two drivers in your vehicle, pace yourselves (and your sleep schedule) so you can make better time.
- AAA, AARP and other travel sites have great advice for leaf-peeping destinations and ideas for fall travel. Make sure any clubs you belong to have your current information so that you receive any printable coupons or deal alerts.
- Be a healthy and smart traveler: Always pack a healthy snack such as a granola bar or dried fruits. When you’re at your destination, maintain healthy habits – just because you’re on holiday doesn’t mean the kids can fill up on sugar and soda pop. Stick with healthy juices and drink plenty of water.
- Find a fitness escape that travels with you. Whether it’s yoga, running, or swimming in a hotel pool, plan for time to keep your routine. And if you have special music that motives you, be sure it’s handy on your iPod.
MORE ABOUT STEPHANIE OSWALD:
As the Editor-in-Chief of travelgirl magazine, a Web Correspondent for The Weather Channel, and seasoned travel correspondent for CNN, she has reported on everything from stress-relieving spa treatments and unique escapes around the world to the human side of a hurricane. She is the co-founder of travelgirl -- the first national travel magazine to launch after the events of 9/11. The travel and lifestyle publication was chosen by industry leader Mr. Magazine as one of the "most notable" launches of 2003. Oswald is a native New Yorker who spent 13 years globetrotting as CNN's travel correspondent and host of the weekend program, CNN Travel Now. In 2003, she also launched a groundbreaking series called The Weather Channel Road Crew that showcased the "fun" side of weather. In 2004, she filed written and audio reports during Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne as the very first Web Correspondent for Weather.com. As anchor and correspondent for CNN Travel Now, a weekly program on worldwide destinations, travel trends and cuisine, Oswald specialized in adventure travel, filing reports from Europe, South America, Asia and the Caribbean. One series took her into the depths of Papua New Guinea for a rare and eye-opening look at the Huli Wigmen. Her reports also appeared on CNN Headline News, CNN in-flight programming for Delta Air Lines, CNN International and the CNN Airport Network. Immediately after 9/11, she filed human interest stories on the crisis for CNN, and covered the impact on the travel industry during live studio reports on CNN Headline News.
CHEF MARY SUE MILLIKEN - CO-CHEF/OWNER, BORDER GRILL RESTAURANTS – SHE WILL BE DOING A SEMINAR AT THE UPCOMING SUNSET SAVOR THE CENTRAL COAST
Wine Partner: Estancia Wines
MORE ABOUT CHEF MARY SUE MILLIKEN:
A pioneer of world cuisine since the creation of City Café and CITY Restaurant in Los Angeles in the 1980s, Mary Sue is most notably recognized as a preeminent ambassador of modern Mexican cuisine with her Border Grill Restaurants (Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles, Las Vegas) and Truck. In 2013, she and longtime business partner, Susan Feniger, opened a new location in the Los Angeles Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal and in October 2014 welcomed a second Las Vegas outpost at The Forum Shops.
After becoming the first female chef at Chicago's Le Perroquet in 1978, Mary Sue went on to refine her skills in Paris at Restaurant D’Olympe, a woman owned Michelin two-star restaurant. In 1993, she joined a handful of progressive colleagues to found Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, an organization promoting women’s education and advancement in the restaurant industry. Mary Sue and Susan received the California Restaurant Association’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2013, just the third time this prestigious honor was presented to a woman, and most recently were welcomed into the 2014 Menu Masters Hall of Fame.
Mary Sue has co-authored five cookbooks, co-stared in nearly 400 episodes of the Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” and co-hosted a food centered radio show for over a decade in Los Angeles. She competed on season three of Bravo's “Top Chef Masters," making it to the finale and winning $40,000 for her charity, Share Our Strength, and its mission to end childhood hunger in America.
Mary Sue has served as a fundraiser, board member and advocate of Share Our Strength since 1987 and also serves on the Board of Trustees for the James Beard Foundation. She is passionate about food policy, working alongside the LA Food Policy Council, Pew Charitable Trusts, Oxfam, Monterey Bay Aquarium and others to help shape sustainable food systems. Mary Sue is proud to have been selected to serve the U. S. State Department as a member of the American Chef Corps, furthering the industry’s role in diplomatic affairs.
Mary Sue spends the majority of her time thinking about food and cooks 7 days a week, whether at one of her Border Grill restaurants, Border Grill Truck or at home with her two sons and husband, architect Josh Schweitzer.