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

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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

Asia, Korea

Seoul, South Korea: Ancient History Meets Modern City

The capital city of Seoul in the Republic of Korea is a bustling metropolis home to over ten million people. That's more than three times the size of Los Angeles! While most of the city has been built up and modernized, there are still pieces of it's ancient past among the soaring high rises. Korea… Continue reading Seoul, South Korea: Ancient History Meets Modern City

Europe

The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done For Travel

Alright folks, sit back and relax because I’ve got a story to tell you. I’ve only ever told a few people this story, but I think enough time has passed now that I can safely tell it to you all. It is the story of my one and only Tinder date while living in Germany.… Continue reading The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done For Travel

USA

Nāpali Coast Tour: A Kauai Must See

  The island of Kauai in Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. Its lush, green rain forest carpeting most of the island is what gives it the nickname The Garden Isle. From the pristine beaches with white sand and turquoise water, to the charming villages, flowing waterfalls, even its quirky,… Continue reading Nāpali Coast Tour: A Kauai Must See

Mexico

A Day on the Lake: Ajijic and Chapala

The capital city of Guadalajara is centrally located within in the Mexican state of Jalisco and is a perfect hub for branching out into the surrounding area. Don’t get me wrong - the city of 1.5 million is definitely worth its own visit; it’s brimming with art, music, shopping, and delicious food - plenty of… Continue reading A Day on the Lake: Ajijic and Chapala

USA

A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California is one of the largest urban parks in the world. It covers over four thousand acres, in the Los Feliz neighborhood with Burbank to the North and Glendale to the East, running along the 5 freeway. It’s even bigger than Central Park in New York. The park is an… Continue reading A Local’s Guide to Griffith Park

USA

A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

When you think of Arizona what thoughts are brought to mind? Hot weather? Desert and cactus? Maybe water skiing on Lake Powell? Cue a Matrix meme here: what if I told you, there is a part of Arizona that gets cold and even sees snow? Crazy right? The city of Sedona sits at about 4,000… Continue reading A Week in Red Rock Country: Sedona, Arizona

USA

Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

Los Angeles is a pretty hip place. Trendy restaurants seem to pop up every other day, there’s always another cool bar to try out or an event happening somewhere. But there are so many trendy restaurants, bars, and museums spread out all over that sometimes it’s hard, even for a local, to know where to… Continue reading Exploring Los Angeles Like One of the Cool Kids

Mexico

Save Money, Fly Domestic: How to Use the Cross Border Xpress

Considering how close we are to the border of Mexico in Southern California, it’s surprising how many people I know who have never crossed over. Perhaps some of it is because of the bad press Mexico always gets for being corrupt and unsafe for travelers (which is not true, and might be something to address… Continue reading Save Money, Fly Domestic: How to Use the Cross Border Xpress