Locals’ Favorite San Diego Neighborhoods San Diego is a city made up of a patchwork of neighborhoods. Many visitors stick to out the downtown Gaslamp quarter and to the beaches, but in doing that they miss some true gems. If you head to any of my favorite neighborhoods, you will be sure to find a ton of locals who can steer you towards great food, … Continue reading Guest Posting Today!
While London’s metropolis provides no shortage of things to see or do, there are a lot of great places outside of the city as well. From university cities to spa towns to the countryside – England outside of London has a lot to offer. Here are three perfect day trips to make the most of your time outside the city. Day Trip 1: Bath About … Continue reading 3 Perfect Day Trips from London
I meant to check in with you all in July, but time flies and here we are, suddenly, in August. Earlier this year I mapped out the first six months of 2017, and now I’ve got the second half of the year all but figured out. Where am I headed…? July Backtracking for a moment—July, miraculously, had no travels. I love traveling but I also … Continue reading Traveling Plans for 2017 (2)
One Bunk is a boutique hotel that opened up this summer in the renovated Hotel Lafayette building on Avenida Revolucion in Tijuana. It is more than a hotel though—think of it as a cultural hub. Continue reading Check in to One Bunk Tijuana
The British have a very lovely word: “mini-break.” I suppose our U.S. counterpart term would be “getaway,” and that is just what I did with Doug and a couple of our friends—we got away from it all, in a whole other country, just 30 minutes away! We kept joking we could call it our #twodayvacay (saying “hashtag” aloud, of course). Where to Stay The One … Continue reading 48 hours relaxing in Tijuana
Paris tops many people’s list of favorite world cities, including mine. Lots of us have grown up seeing the City of Lights in movies and TV—okay—and in history class in school. Even if you aren’t a full-blown Francophile like me, I’m sure you will find the city’s ambiance lovely and the food, delicious. I’ve been a few times, and for this post I’ve worked hard … Continue reading Your First Time Visiting Paris
Joyeuse Fête Nationale! Happy Bastille Day! How’s this for a little taste of France… come back next week for the things you must do the first time you visit Paris! I’ve been to Paris 4 times so far. With a whole world calling me, why do I keep coming back? Because even despite difficulties, I always get this feeling like I truly belong there. Could … Continue reading Visiting Paris? Stay in Le Marais.
The last two times I’ve been to Paris, there has been a snafu that has forced me to “miss” a day. That is, circumstances beyond my control derailed my itinerary and knocked out my intention to do whatever I’d planned that day. However, I feel that dealing with these crises and being flexible to shift my plans has actually brought me and the city closer … Continue reading Two lost days in Paris and why it’s still my favorite city in the world
The whole time I was planning my trip to Mexico City, my dad kept referring to it as “Old Mexico.” Is that more of a 60s/70s era thing to say? In any case, Mexico City, the sprawling second-largest city in the Western Hemisphere (8.8 mil residents), is really heating up as a vacation destination. It was a lovely place to visit last December and I … Continue reading Your First Time Visiting Mexico City
San Luis Obispo (SLO) and the Madonna Inn, especially, are wonderful destinations for a three day weekend if you’re in California. Located in the Central Coast region, about halfway between LA and San Fransisco, it’s an easy drive. We left work on Friday at noon (sneaking out of the city before rush hour makes all the difference) and made it to the Madonna while it was still light out. … Continue reading Fantasyland: Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA