Category: Globetrotting

Groovy Hotel: The Pearl in San Diego

Flashback to 10 years ago. I started college in Point Loma, San Diego and commuted down Rosecrans Street every day. A unique-looking vintage hotel out the right window caught my eye each and every time as I headed to class. I always imagined what it was like inside and dreamed of staying there. I now know that

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Artelexia: Delightful Mexican Gift Shop in North Park

I started following Artelexia on Instagram a couple of months ago when searching for cool murals in San Diego. At the time, a large, beautiful, inspiring mural on their south exterior wall was being painted. I loved seeing updates over the course of the week, and I hurried to go visit the shop in person

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Riding the Technicolor Gondolas in Xochimilco, Mexico City

Riding the rainbow colored trajineras in Xochimilco was something I knew nothing about until my friend built it into our 4-day Mexico City itinerary. First, in case you’re not familiar with Spanish and are scratching your head at the name of the place we visited, it is pronounced kinda like so-chi-milk-oh. With that distraction out of the

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Holy Matcha: Yummy Coffee Alternative

Holy Matcha

Holy Matcha, the shop that launched a zillion Instagrams just celebrated their one month anniversary. I’ll mention the decor (which was the real showstopper) first, and then get to the drinks and snacks second. Wow! It’s so pretty inside and smells amazing. They have fresh flowers everywhere. If there were ever a café interior designed specifically

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5 Best Tips for Experiencing the Superbloom

‘Twas the second weekend of March. Southern California had gotten so much rain in December, January and February that rumors swirled that the famous desert “superbloom” was imminent. Last year I went desert camping with some friends in late April, which was a great time for camping but too late for flowers. This year I was determined to

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Not Enough Time in Gorgeous Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, Arizona is a beautiful town set in some of the most wonderful scenery I’ve ever visited. Sedona is the town, but also a catchall to refer to the whole region, including Red Rocks State Park (not to be confused with Red Rocks Park near Denver). One of the days during our Prescott getaway included driving

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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

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#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

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