Category: Destinations

So many places to go, so little time.

Ojai? Oh, hi!

If you haven’t yet heard of the little town of Ojai, California, you’re in for a treat. Located not too far North of Los Angeles, So Cal people in the know have long been retreating to this chill little hippie paradise, but I hadn’t yet had the chance to visit and had been really wanting to.

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One Week on O’ahu

What’s nice about going in the Fall is that there are often some really good deals on flights from the mainland West Coast. As a result, I usually go to Hawaii in the fall. Our accommodations weren’t too expensive either (see next section), so really the biggest expense we faced was the rental car. Although I would have liked to forego the car, I love the freedom that comes with being able to drive anywhere, any time, so it was worth the cost.

Artistic Inspiration: Mike Barr’s Beautiful Australian Cityscapes

I love featuring artists from around the world on this blog who do beautiful works that inspire me to travel. Today, as I was looking around online as I usually do, I discovered an awesome artist by the name of Mike Barr. His specialty is beautiful cityscapes of Australia in the rain (as well as some non-rain landscapes and paintings as well) in the impressionist style. What could be more lovely? As both an art lover (and a huge fan of impressionism) and a travel lover, I can’t stop looking at these beautiful paintings and imagining myself in the scene. I had such an amazing time in Australia and these paintings are definitely making me want to go back for another visit. Check out some of his beautiful work.

Places to Catch Incredible Views in Paris

I’m headed to Paris soon! Hooray! This will be my second visit to what is, in my opinion, one of the most amazing places in the world. Last time I was there, I did the whole tourist thing and visited the obligatory landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs-Elysses, and of course the Louvre. This time, however, I’m on a mission to dive a little deeper and discover some new and amazing things in the French capital. I’ve been doing my research and I wanted to share with you all about the wonderful places I’ve learned have incredible views of Paris! Read on if you’re headed to Paris (or if you just want to read about Paris)…

Have A Rip-Roaring Adventure In Zimbabwe

I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about visiting Zimbabwe. I hope you enjoy her article!

Historically-rich Restaurants in the USA

I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about historically rich restaurants in the USA. I hope you enjoy her article!

That time I spent a few days in Dublin

It was an accident, really. A wonderful accident. We hadn’t planned on spending any time at all in Ireland as we had planned just to travel around Italy on this particular journey. However, when we found out we were going to have an overnight layover in Dublin, Ireland on our way home, it seemed like it was meant to be. We inquired with the airline if it would be possible to extend the layover by a few days and to our delight, they said it was possible.

Day trips to Mexico from San Diego 

Day and weekend trips to Mexico are a time honored tradition for San Diegans. We love going South of the border to shop, eat, explore, and have wonderful beach weekend trips. Rosarito and Ensenada are especially popular with the surfing community.

If you’re going to be in the area, you might want to add a little excitement to your trip with a side-trip to Mexico. You can go to Ensenada for the weekend if you want to spend some time really relaxing and getting to know the place, but if you only have one day, it’s still definitely worthwhile to head down to Mexico.

Planning a Perfect LA Vacation

I’m excited to announce a contribution from freelance writer and mother of two, Jenny Holt. She loves nothing more than getting away from it and taking her pet Labrador Bruce for long walks, something she can do a lot more now she’s left the corporate world behind. She has written a post for us today about planning your perfect LA vacation. I hope you enjoy her article!

Touristy but Awesome: Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

When I visited Tokyo, I had numerous people tell me before I left that I just had to check out the Robot Restaurant. I had seen it featured on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown as well as on blogs all over the internet, so I had an inkling of what it was all about and was excited to check it out for myself. So, I reserved a night at the restaurant before I left for Tokyo (show only…I skipped the dinner because I had been told it’s not very good), and looked forward to the show!