A little while ago, my friend was about to head out to a city she hadn’t spent a lot of time in. She asked some version of this question: “How do you find cool stuff in a city you’ve never been before?” Not only was sharing cool stuff in new cities with you part of the reason I started this blog in the first place, … Continue reading How To Find Cool Stuff in New Cities
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
Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend, if you’re in the U.S., or if you’re in another country, I hope you’ve simply had a pleasant recent string of days. It has been a wonderful first four months here at The Voyageer. I’ve grown the blog’s readership, I am having a great time discovering all kinds of interesting travel blogs thanks to the weekly link parties … Continue reading Reader Poll: What do you like to read?
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
This post originally appeared on XOXO, Lib. I’ve included it here with permission. We didn’t give each other gifts this Christmas, promising that we’ll take a road trip soon instead. Well, “soon” turned into a few months later but we finally made good on our promise to one another. When I would tell people that we were using our quick vacation to visit Oklahoma City, most … Continue reading What to Do, See, and Eat in Oklahoma City
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 The Pearl had at that time (2007) recently completed their … Continue reading Groovy Hotel: The Pearl in San Diego
Do you ever get overwhelmed when planning a vacation or even just dreaming about upcoming trips? I certainly love having lots of options but narrowing it all down while the trip approaches is so important for me to focus my excitement and decide what is actually reasonable to fit in. Summer is coming, fast, which means you may have started thinking about summer vacation. It’s important to take advantage … Continue reading Free Downloadable Trip Planning Sheets
So earlier this week I wrote about a cool tool on Southwest’s website for checking how many points or “miles” it takes to get somewhere. I am by no means a points master; you can find plenty of other writers explaining “the game” and how to work the system. This isn’t one of those posts. This is about making the system work for me without … Continue reading Dipping My Toe Into the Frequent Flyer World