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)
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
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
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 over to Sedona to see a few sites and to … Continue reading Not Enough Time in Gorgeous Sedona, Arizona