California, Uncategorized, USA

Sonoma, California: Wine and History

Sonoma, California is a tiny town about an hour and a half north of San Francisco and is known mostly for its abundance of wineries. Like most of the wine regions I’ve visited, it’s a beautiful setting - full of mature, green trees and wide open spaces perfect for grape vines. But it’s also a… Continue reading Sonoma, California: Wine and History

Asia, South Korea

Gakwonsa Temple: Cheonan, South Korea

Just as Europe is filled with castles and churches, Asia is filled with temples. Sometimes big cities like Seoul will have more than one. They vary a lot in size and extravagance, but usually have one thing in common - they are on a hill. The Gakwonsa Temple (각원사) in Cheonan, South Korea is no… Continue reading Gakwonsa Temple: Cheonan, South Korea

Europe, UK

The Top 5 Free* Things to do in London

“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” quipped Samuel Johnson all the way back in 1777. No truer statement has ever been made of old London town because it is hands down my favorite city on Earth. There’s so much to see and do you could fill a week with… Continue reading The Top 5 Free* Things to do in London

Czech Republic, Europe, Uncategorized

A Bohemian Weekend in Prague

The great thing about being in Europe is how close you are to other countries. In some cases you can drive only a few hours and be in another country. And while I was living in Germany I definitely took advantage of that a lot. There are a ton of easy day trips from pretty… Continue reading A Bohemian Weekend in Prague

California, USA

A Vintage Lovers Paradise: Palm Springs, California

If you’re looking for the perfect place for a weekend escape, look no further than Palm Springs. This little town in the desert a little over 100 miles east of Los Angeles has been a destination since the turn of the 20th century and continued to grow when resorts, golf courses and hotels were built… Continue reading A Vintage Lovers Paradise: Palm Springs, California

Florida, USA

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

I might be 34 years old but I still love the Harry Potter books and movies as much as the first time I read / saw them. I’m not even ashamed. I was in high school when the first book came out and have watched the movies countless times. If you’re like me and are… Continue reading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Baja California, Mexico

Ports of Call: Ensenada, Mexico

So, you’re on a cruise to Mexico! That’s exciting! You can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas or Mazatlan and relax on the beach. But before you get to that point, your first stop is Ensenada. What on earth are you going to do there? Maybe you haven’t even heard of this place. Ensenada… Continue reading Ports of Call: Ensenada, Mexico

Baja California, Mexico

Table to Farm: Deckman’s en el Mogor, Baja California

It’s safe to say that most people enjoy food. Whether it’s a home cooking class or looking for the most authentic spot in the city you’re in, trying a new restaurant when traveling is just part of the fun. I usually hit up yelp when I’m trying to plan where to eat in a place… Continue reading Table to Farm: Deckman’s en el Mogor, Baja California

Europe, France

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

Europe, Luxembourg

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