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Viewing London by Sightseeing Bus

Last summer when London made it onto our travel plan, I was excited at the prospect of visiting a new city, but also unsure of what to expect since I’m not really an Anglophile and have always been more interested in French or American history. Doug had visited the UK before, but didn’t feel expert enough to act as tour guide. So, as we sketched … Continue reading Viewing London by Sightseeing Bus

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Indulging Your Niche Interests in London

You guys. London is such a big city and there is so much to do, that it is impossible (and expensive!) to try doing it all! While I already rounded up must-dos when visiting London for the first time, there is so much more to explore. I’ve broken down some interesting things to check out to spice up your trip and target your niche interests. Literature: … Continue reading Indulging Your Niche Interests in London

Basic Tips for Traveling 2: Money and Packing

I hope you were able to learn something from my last post of travel tips! This post will go over a couple more things I think are crucial to getting the most out of any trip you plan: Money and packing, which are tied closer together than you may think. There’s a famous phase that my friend reminded me about on facebook: “Bring half of … Continue reading Basic Tips for Traveling 2: Money and Packing

Basic Tips for Traveling 1: Flights and Lodging

You can really go down the rabbit hole on some blogs when it comes to flight booking strategy and playing the airline credit card game. Here are some simple, bite-sized tips I’ve learned along the way to help you trim costs on the most expensive parts of traveling: flights and lodging, especially on a big trip. I realize that a “big” trip to one person could mean going more … Continue reading Basic Tips for Traveling 1: Flights and Lodging

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Using the CBX from San Diego to Tijuana

When my friends and I went to Mexico City in December, we used the new “border terminal” that goes straight to the Tijuana airport from US soil. The bridge opened in December 2015 and has had some growing pains (and price increases) in the past year but having used this service, I do recommend it. Many of my local San Diego friends encouraged me to write about … Continue reading Using the CBX from San Diego to Tijuana

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Fall Camping on Palomar Mountain

For the past two years, our friend group has gone camping on Palomar Mountain at the Doane Valley Campground, which is a little over an hour northeast of San Diego. We’ve gone one of the first two weekends of November, when the weather definitely feels like “fall,” but it is not yet too cold to be sleeping outside in a tent. Both years, the itinerary has been as such: … Continue reading Fall Camping on Palomar Mountain