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Discovering Point Loma: Ocean Views and State History on the San Diego Bay

There’s no doubt that San Diego is a beautiful city.  I might be biased since I grew up there, but I’m pretty sure a ton of people agree with me.  There is so much to see and do; sandy beaches... Continue Reading →

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Welcome to Walhalla. Now Where’s Thor?

Just outside Regensburg, about 20 minutes by bus, is a most interesting sight. Something you wouldn't expect to see in a tiny little town in Bavaria. A German hall of fame inside a Roman neo-classical building named after the mytical... Continue Reading →

Pyramids, Tequila & Tortas: A Cultural & Culinary Tour

Only about an hour outside of Guadalajara is the town of Tequila.  It’s not a very large town and if you haven’t heard of it, you’ve definitely heard of its major product.  Yes, the sleepy town of Tequila produces the... Continue Reading →

Summer Camping Series: Sequoia!

Raise your hand if you love National Parks! *raises hand* But I have a confession to make. Until earlier this year, when I visited Joshua Tree the only National Park in California I’d visited was Alcatraz Island in San Francisco.... Continue Reading →

Summer Camping Series: Lake Cachuma

Summer vacations might not be a thing anymore after leaving school, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the longer hours and warmer weather with a weekend get away. If you’re looking for a thrifty way to step away from... Continue Reading →

Three Reasons You Should Try Camping

When I was growing up my parents and I used to camp a lot.  We would go on week-long excursions to Northern California, or camp along the Baja peninsula on the way to our timeshare in Cabo San Lucas.  My... Continue Reading →

How to Celebrate your Birthday on Catalina Island

So, I turned 33 this year. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that, BUT I did have a great time celebrating the day regardless.  Did you know that you can get a free ride to Catalina Island on... Continue Reading →

Twelve Hours in Boston

Boston has been on my travel list since high school, ever since I found out who the Mighty Mighty Bosstones were. But as time went on getting to the east coast seemed less and less a possibility and my plans... Continue Reading →

Summer in Nantucket

What do you know about Nantucket Island?  If you said, “not much” I think you’re in good company.  I can admit that pretty much the only thing I knew about the island was that there was a dirty limerick about... Continue Reading →

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