Category: Destinations

So many places to go, so little time.

Spanish Lessons: Useful Phrases for the Spanish Speaking World

If you’re planning on heading to the Mexican riviera for some beach time, to Madrid for some tapas, or for a lovely stroll around the streets of Buenos Aires, chances are you’ll want to brush up on your Spanish a little before you go. As with anywhere in the world, a little bit of the language goes a long way, so I wanted to prepare you with a few useful phrases that you can use when traveling through the Spanish speaking world.

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Spend the day in L.A.’s Little Tokyo and Koreatown

The cool thing about Los Angeles is that it is an amazingly diverse city full of culture and unique experiences. When most people travel to L.A. for the first time, they are likely thinking about the beach, Hollywood, Beverley Hills, etc. Those are certainly great things to go and see and those areas alone have so much to do in them, but I wanted to talk about two of my favorite areas of L.A. for a moment: Little Tokyo and Korea Town.

On Venice Beach…

I remember going to Venice Beach in the 90’s and seeing such delights as a man with no legs who danced to M.C. Hammer music so well that it put those of us with legs to shame. Then there was the fabulous array of street peddlers hocking everything from handmade bracelets to paintings to baked goods. Not much has changed since then. It’s still one of the quirkiest places in Los Angeles and absolutely worth a visit.

I Did the Sky Slide in L.A. and Survived!

Skyspace boasts the tallest open-air observation deck in California and has impressive panoramic views of all of Los Angeles. This observation deck has only been open since 2016, so even for this native Angelino it was an interesting, new sight to be able to go up there and see the impressive views. It’s worthwhile to go there just for the observation deck alone, but let’s get back to the slide….

Wanderlust Wednesday: Iran

Iran gets a bit of a bad rep, but I know a few people who are originally from Iran and they are some of the warmest, loveliest people I’ve ever met. From all accounts of travelers who have actually been to Iran, they found the locals to be friendly and welcoming (yes, even to Americans like myself), and interested and happy to have visitors. The thing is…Iran is actually a pretty cool place with a lot of things to see and do, amazing food, and a rich cultural heritage. Despite the things the news loves to say, I think it’s worth a visit.

8 Incredible Trips to Take in Your Lifetime

There are so many amazing places on this beautiful planet of ours that it would be impossible for one person to see them all, but don’t despair…the quest to see as many as possible is what makes life fun! If you’re looking for somewhere incredible to go on your next journey, why not try out one of these absolutely awesome places?

Wanderlust Wednesday: Sofia, Bulgaria

I haven’t posted a Wanderlust Wednesday in a while, but today I wanted to start it back up again with a post on the beautiful European city of Sofia, Bulgaria.

Sofia, Bulgaria has been nicknamed, “Europe’s Most Affordable Capital”. If that’s not enough reason to pay it a visit, it’s actually quite a beautiful place. This Balkans capital is definitely on my bucket list.

Today, with the help of these Instagrammers, I’m daydreaming of this beautiful Eastern European city, the subject of today’s Wanderlust Wednesday.