California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

California is known for its diverse terrain, including arid deserts, lush forests, and fine beaches. Here are some of California’s best beach towns, from north to south. You’ll find a couple of the characteristics that set each town apart as well as hotel recommendations for when you plan your trip.  The rest of this post contains some affiliate links. If you book using my link, … Continue reading California’s Best Beach Towns (& Where to Stay!)

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Angels Flight in Downtown L.A.

Have you ever wanted to ride the world’s shortest commercial railway? Or perhaps the remarkable towers caught your eye in their many vintage movie and TV appearances? The historic Angels Flight railway in downtown Los Angeles is a fun way to take a short trip within Downtown and experience the peak of 1901’s public transportation. Oh, and it’s affordable! Angels Flight opened at the turn … Continue reading Angels Flight in Downtown L.A.

Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Each year, my husband and I travel for our anniversary. It’s more fun and exciting than giving material gifts—travel and experience are more meaningful. Sometimes it’s an epic trip like Europe (2012 and 2016), but other times it’s a weekend getaway (Tijuana 2017). This year, we pulled up the old Southwest Destination Finder and booked Rapid Rewards travel to somewhere close: Albuquerque, New Mexico. I know … Continue reading Where to Stay in Albuquerque

Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Funny story: today I was using the Southwest Destination Finder to look up how far my Rapid Rewards miles would get me, and thinking about getting my pale booty down to Cabo San Lucas this summer. I’d abandoned my search to do some housework when my friend texted me, asking for recommendations on where to stay in Cabo. Coincidence! Naturally I spent the next hour … Continue reading Daydreaming about where to stay in Cabo San Lucas

Guanajuato Mine Tour Options

Historically, mining has been one of the biggest economic contributors to Guanajuato, Mexico. The effect that mining has had on the city can be seen from the fine silver shops found near the Callejon del Beso, to the distinctive tunnels that route traffic off of the main roads and create a pedestrian friendly hamlet. The same technology used to bore mine shafts into the earth created the … Continue reading Guanajuato Mine Tour Options

Modern Times in Portland: The Belmont Fermentorium

San Diego, as you may know, is one of the country’s top beer towns. Portland is also in this illustrious category as it has the most craft breweries within its city limits. Last month when we were visiting some of our friends who’d just moved from San Diego, they were overjoyed to share with us the newest outpost of San Diego’s beloved Modern Times in … Continue reading Modern Times in Portland: The Belmont Fermentorium

Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon

There’s a place in Portland that, when mentioned, will light up even the most jaded person’s eyes. That place is Powell’s City of Books. What I mean when I introduce it this way is that, a lot of times, you go somewhere and the locals roll their eyes at your plans as “so touristy.” Or, you come back from a trip and people ask what … Continue reading Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon

StayPineapple at Hotel Rose Review

Approaching Hotel Rose, you know you are getting into something special. The exterior is fresh and exciting, and the neon “Hotel Rose” sign by the lobby door sets the stage for a quirky, fresh experience. Each interaction with the front desk (check in, questions, check out) was met with cheerful professionalism. Read on of a full Staypineapple at Hotel Rose review. Location The location was … Continue reading StayPineapple at Hotel Rose Review

Fill a Weekend in Portland OR

Portland is a nice-sized city, perfect for a weekend getaway. I have been to Portland just four times, but I feel good about recommending things to do, where to eat, and places to stay. Simply put, every time I go to Portland I have an incredible time… so if you follow my lead, you will too. Read on to find ways to spend your weekend in Portland. What … Continue reading Fill a Weekend in Portland OR

A Getaway Weekend in Wichita KS

This post on a fun weekend in Wichita KS is from Libby, a member of the Voyageer Contributor Team. Find out how to have your post featured here! When I was in college, living on campus without a car, it could often feel like living on an island. It was pretty self-sustaining. Everything you could really need within a two block plot of land. And it was … Continue reading A Getaway Weekend in Wichita KS