Mexico

Ports of Call: Ensenada, Mexico

So, you’re on a cruise to Mexico! That’s exciting! You can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas or Mazatlan and relax on the beach. But before you get to that point, your first stop is Ensenada. What on earth are you going to do there? Maybe you haven’t even heard of this place. Ensenada… Continue reading Ports of Call: Ensenada, Mexico

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Table to Farm: Deckman’s en el Mogor, Baja California

It’s safe to say that most people enjoy food. Whether it’s a home cooking class or looking for the most authentic spot in the city you’re in, trying a new restaurant when traveling is just part of the fun. I usually hit up yelp when I’m trying to plan where to eat in a place… Continue reading Table to Farm: Deckman’s en el Mogor, Baja California

Mexico

The Perfect Wine Tasting Weekend: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

If you’re planning a wine tasting trip you might head straight for a weekend in the most famous wine region of Napa or Sonoma in the northern California, or maybe focus on the central coast cities of Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, or San Luis Obispo. Even the Temecula region in San Diego county has grown… Continue reading The Perfect Wine Tasting Weekend: Guadalupe Valley, Baja California

Europe

Colmar, France: French Tastes, German Architecture

If there’s one symbol that represents the United States, it’s the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. But did you know that the Statue of Liberty is actually French? It was given to the United States by France and its interior structure was designed by the French architect Gustave Eiffel. (who later went on… Continue reading Colmar, France: French Tastes, German Architecture

Europe

Falling in Love with Luxembourg

Have you ever wanted to visit a place for a weird reason? I was slightly obsessed with Luxembourg while I was living in Germany because it is a tiny country. Why was it so tiny? What are the people like? I didn’t know much about it, I just wanted to see it. The Grand Duchy… Continue reading Falling in Love with Luxembourg

USA

Grapes & Good Graces: Wine Tasting in San Miguel

Peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, wine and... history? Ok, that last one might not go together as well as the others but I think they make an awesome combination. I love seeing historic sites and I love drinking wine, so how could they not go together? California’s central coast holds some pretty amazing… Continue reading Grapes & Good Graces: Wine Tasting in San Miguel

Europe

6 Easy Day Trips from Stuttgart, Germany

The city of Stuttgart, Germany is an awesome city full of classic German charm, great food and lots of culture. There are tons of things to do in this college town; it definitely warrants its own visit. It’s also pretty centrally located within the state of Baden-Württemberg which makes it a great home base for… Continue reading 6 Easy Day Trips from Stuttgart, Germany

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10 Interesting Things to do in Stuttgart, Germany

The city of Stuttgart is not only the capital of the German state of Baden-Württemburg, but it’s also home to the University of Stuttgart and both Mercedes and Porsche have production plants here. It may not be the most beautiful city in Germany - the Schlossplatz isn’t lined with half timbered houses - but it… Continue reading 10 Interesting Things to do in Stuttgart, Germany

USA

California Central Coast Road Trip

California is a big state. Sure, we boast about being able to surf and ski in the same day, but have you ever tried driving that distance? Especially if you have to drive through LA traffic sometimes all you want is the fastest route from A to B. I get it. But having driven through… Continue reading California Central Coast Road Trip

USA

Why You Should Put Universal’s Volcano Bay on Your Bucket List

If you know anything about me, you know that I am a theme park person. I’ve actually worked at two theme parks, and have been to many others all over the world. What do I love about them? Well, more than anything I love what those in the trade call, the show. That’s the ‘theme’… Continue reading Why You Should Put Universal’s Volcano Bay on Your Bucket List