Tag: traveling

A quick Cross Border Xpress update

I traveled with Doug and a couple of friends, and like we did last time we used the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) to fly from Tijuana to central Mexico. Just like last time, it was so easy. Perhaps easier than the first time since I knew what to expect.

Your Airport Survival Guide

Traveling is many things: it is excitement, adventure, for some traveling is work, for others it means being closer to loved ones. Whatever the reason you travel, one thing is certain: You will spend a great deal of time in airports. Unless you are one of the lucky few with access to first-class travel lounges

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48 hours relaxing in 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

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Your First Time Visiting Paris

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

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Two lost days in Paris and why it’s still my favorite city in the world

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

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Your First Time Visiting Mexico City

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

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Fantasyland: Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, CA

Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

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

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