California, USA

Mural Hunting in Long Beach

Long Beach, California is a city with a long and rich history. Stretching back to the 1800s it was first a cattle ranch and then a sheep ranch. Its location was perfect for a tourist destination, which is what eventually brought people to the area from other parts of Los Angeles via the Red Car Trolleys.… Continue reading Mural Hunting in Long Beach

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California, USA

A Vintage Lovers Paradise: Palm Springs, California

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a weekend escape, look no further than Palm Springs. This little town in the desert a little over 100 miles east of Los Angeles has been a destination since the turn of the 20th century and continued to grow when resorts, golf courses and hotels were built… Continue reading A Vintage Lovers Paradise: Palm Springs, California

Florida, USA

How to Have the Most Magical Experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I might be 34 years old but I still love the Harry Potter books and movies as much as the first time I read / saw them. I’m not even ashamed. I was in high school when the first book came out and have watched the movies countless times. If you’re like me and are… Continue reading How to Have the Most Magical Experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Baja California, 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

Baja California, Mexico

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

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, France

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, Luxembourg

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

California, 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, Germany

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