Fresh Guacamole and Green Decor – Jardines de San Juan Mexican Restaurant

Our go-to Mexican Restaurant in San Juan Bautista is Jardines de San Juan. The outdoor dining patio offers a spectacular garden oasis filled with green foliage, succulents, and flowering plants. The old western style building with its green trim, posts, and railings blends in nicely with the garden setting. Vibrant flowers and umbrellas, and a bright blue door add…

The Red Doors of Pedro’s Cantina

California is rich with authentic Mexican restaurants. Our favorite spot for that “get away” feeling and great Mexican food is Pedro’s Cantina in Santa Clara, California. The patio dining area has views to gorgeous Spanish-style architecture with red doors, flower gardens, and palm trees. It’s a dog-friendly place, so we love to bring our dog, Buddy, for…

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Paradise Beach Grille – Our favorite seaside restaurant in Capitola, California.

Wish our dog fit under an airplane seat

What’s up with the rule that only dogs that fit under an airplane seat can travel in coach with their human parents? While our sweet dog, Buddy, meets the weight criterion for most airlines, we learned he’s a little too tall to comfortably fit in a regulation size pet carrier. I sure wish he fit under…

The Doors of Los Gatos, California

After many weeks of wet, cold weather, the sun is once again shining in California. With a strong case of cabin fever, instead of staying inside and working at the computer, I hopped in the car and headed to Los Gatos yesterday to stretch my legs and walk around the lovely town. Nestled in the foothills…

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Palia Taverna tou Psara – Our favorite Taverna in Plaka, Greece.  

Simple Doors to Unique Churches in Greece

When visiting Greece, one can’t help notice the plethora of Greek Orthodox churches. You will find churches in every neighborhood, village, and even in isolated areas in the countryside. From grand Byzantine architecture with ornate doors to simple stone and white-washed buildings with simple doors, the wide variety of unique churches exemplifies the importance of the Orthodox…