California, Uncategorized, USA

Sonoma, California: Wine and History

Sonoma, California is a tiny town about an hour and a half north of San Francisco and is known mostly for its abundance of wineries. Like most of the wine regions I’ve visited, it’s a beautiful setting - full of mature, green trees and wide open spaces perfect for grape vines. But it’s also a… Continue reading Sonoma, California: Wine and History

California, USA

How to Visit the Getty Center

How do you feel about art? Is it something you seek out or are you dragged along? Are you a fan of contemporary / modern art or do the classical artists inspire you? Whether it’s street art or wacky sculptures or Renaissance masterpieces, I always look for art in the city I’m visiting. Yes, it’s… Continue reading How to Visit the Getty Center

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

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

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

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 The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

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

California, 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

Florida, 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

Arizona, USA

5 Fun and Free Things to do in Tempe, Arizona

The city of Tempe, Arizona might not be the first place you think of when it comes to desert vacations, but squeezed between Phoenix to the west and Mesa to the east, Tempe (pronounced: TEMP-ee) actually has a lot to offer. First of all, it’s the home of Arizona State University, Sun Devils not Bulldogs.… Continue reading 5 Fun and Free Things to do in Tempe, Arizona

California, USA

The 4 Best Wineries in Paso Robles

Wine tasting. That eternal girls weekend event. I remember being in my early twenties and thinking, ugh, wine. That’s what pretentious people drink. The only wine I drank was on the bottom shelf at the grocery store. And usually had some kind of fruit involved, or ended in ‘-to’. Give me an unknown concoction of… Continue reading The 4 Best Wineries in Paso Robles