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

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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, resident… 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

california, 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

Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle

The Aloha State. The Sandwich Islands. Hawaii is one of those places that seems to entrance everyone who steps foot on one of her islands. I know of dozens of people who return back again and again and I’ve never understood why someone would go to the same place for every vacation until I went… Continue reading Kauai: A Week on the Garden Isle

Europe

Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

Summer’s almost over and the fall season is just around the corner.  That means cool weather, cozy sweaters, changing leaves, and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING.  If you think this seasonal obsession with pumpkin is just an American thing, think again.  In Germany, pumpkins (or kürbis) are eaten like any other squash, but in the Fall get… Continue reading Celebrating Fall at the Ludwigsburg Kürbisfest

Mexico

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 stuff of Spring Break legend - and has been for decades.  Not super close, but… Continue reading Pyramids, Tequila & Tortas: A Cultural & Culinary Tour

USA

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 dad even rigged out the bed of his pickup truck with drawers that ran the… Continue reading Three Reasons You Should Try Camping

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