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

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Europe

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

A Glimpse into the Past at Rancho Los Cerritos

One of my favorite things to do when I’m on vacation is visiting historic sites, whether it be churches and castles in Europe, temples in Asia or ancient structures in Mexico, I love envisioning what life was like in that exact spot hundreds or sometimes thousands of years ago. It’s important to note when you… Continue reading A Glimpse into the Past at Rancho Los Cerritos

USA

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 to visit Boston were put on the back burner. That was until my parents invited… Continue reading Twelve Hours in Boston

Mexico

Guadalajara: the Cultural Capital of Jalisco

My family and I have been vacationing in Baja California for as long as I can remember. I believe the first time I went I was six years old.  In fact, my parents had both been traveling to Baja independently for years before they met each other 35 years ago. So believe me when I… Continue reading Guadalajara: the Cultural Capital of Jalisco

Europe

A Roman Holiday

I was sixteen the first time I went to Europe.  My mom’s friend was working in Barcelona at the time so my parents and I spent a week visiting her and another week seeing Austria, Germany, and Italy.  We only got a few days in Italy, spending the night in Vernazza - part of the… Continue reading A Roman Holiday

USA

Exploring Washington: Highlights of the Olympic Peninsula

How do you plan for a trip somewhere you’ve never been before? If you were going to New York, you’d probably aim for NYC. If you were headed to California you might want to go to San Francisco or Los Angeles. Looking to anchor your excursion in a place you know has plenty of action makes a lot of sense. But maybe you want to see something different and not be surrounded by tourists. There are lots of things to see and discover off the beaten track.

USA

Seattle: What to Do With One Day in the Emerald City

The first time I went to Seattle, I was sixteen and visiting a friend from the neighborhood who had moved a few years before. She lived in Silverdale, on the other side of Puget Sound from Seattle. I spent most of the trip there, with her, and on the day that I flew home we… Continue reading Seattle: What to Do With One Day in the Emerald City

USA

A Weekend in Central Texas

Everything’s bigger in Texas, but what if you only have a short amount of time to visit? How can you cram all that southern fun into just a few days?  There are thousands of restaurants and bars, kitschy stores, etc. how can you pick the right place to maximize your time?  Luckily for me, I… Continue reading A Weekend in Central Texas