Europe

Colmar, France: French Tastes, German Architecture

If there’s one symbol that represents the United States, it’s the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. But did you know that the Statue of Liberty is actually French? It was given to the United States by France and its interior structure was designed by the French architect Gustave Eiffel. (who later went on… Continue reading Colmar, France: French Tastes, German Architecture

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Europe

Falling in Love with Luxembourg

Have you ever wanted to visit a place for a weird reason? I was slightly obsessed with Luxembourg while I was living in Germany because it is a tiny country. Why was it so tiny? What are the people like? I didn’t know much about it, I just wanted to see it. The Grand Duchy… Continue reading Falling in Love with Luxembourg

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

Europe

6 Easy Day Trips from Stuttgart, Germany

The city of Stuttgart, Germany is an awesome city full of classic German charm, great food and lots of culture. There are tons of things to do in this college town; it definitely warrants its own visit. It’s also pretty centrally located within the state of Baden-Württemberg which makes it a great home base for… Continue reading 6 Easy Day Trips from Stuttgart, Germany

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

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

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

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

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