Prescott, Arizona: Explore the Wild West

Prescott is a smallish city located in Arizona about two hours north of Phoenix. We drove there from San Diego—a really unique experience crossing I don’t know how many different climates in six and a half hours. We climbed from sea level to the Tecate divide, an elevation of 3,890, then were actually below sea level in the desert, then gradually increased to an elevation of 5,367 feet … Continue reading Prescott, Arizona: Explore the Wild West

The Ace Hotel Palm Springs

Originally posted on My Friend Staci:
Not terribly long after The Bucket List came out, I learned of The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs. Until this point I didn’t know there was anything cool in Palm Springs, and I had certainly never heard of a young person spending any time there. After looking into it, staying at The Ace was now on my newly-forming “bucket list.”… Continue reading The Ace Hotel Palm Springs

#FBF: Dublin, Ireland (2010)

Happy St Paddy’s Day! What kind of travel site would this be if I didn’t mention Ireland on this particular occasion? Since I’ve never been there, but I’m married to someone who has, I decided to put together a little Q&A “Flashback Friday” post. It would be cool to make this a regularly occurring feature, don’t you think? Contact me to participate!  Doug agreed to stroll … Continue reading #FBF: Dublin, Ireland (2010)

7 Tips for Riding an Unfamiliar Metro (or Subway)

I’m from San Diego. We have a trolley but almost everybody drives everywhere. I grew up in Colorado, another car-based society. I am definitely not a mass transit native. The first time I rode the D.C. Metro during a family vacation at the age of 16 I was flabbergasted at how easy it was, and I felt so cosmopolitan riding the rails. I know that for people who … Continue reading 7 Tips for Riding an Unfamiliar Metro (or Subway)

How to have a MONUMENTAL day at the National Mall

Get it? Because there are so many monuments? I’m here all night, folks. Anyway, the best thing to do in Washington, D.C. is to check out the National Mall. It is filled with iconic monuments and museums. The best part? It’s all free. That’s right! Those who make the journey to our nation’s capital are rewarded with lots of amazing sights celebrating the foundation of … Continue reading How to have a MONUMENTAL day at the National Mall

Friday Finds: Great Travel Posts

 I’ve gathered up some good reading to get you through the Friday afternoon slump. Ready? Let’s check it out… → Wanderlust Thrillist can be pretty bro-ey sometimes, but they have been putting out some good travel writing this month. Skip Europe: The world’s greatest destination cities Americans overlook. Oh, and here is a post by yours truly on my other blog celebrating the great outdoors… Playing Favorites: Anza … Continue reading Friday Finds: Great Travel Posts