I recently spent some time in Strasbourg, France, in the Alsace region. Strasbourg is right on the border with Germany, and since I had never been to Germany before, the temptation to take a little day trip to check out yet another country was high. Since we had a rental car, we were pretty free to just go explore wherever we wanted. There was some debate on where we should go. Heidelberg was mentioned as an option, but was ultimately vetoed by both of us because it was late in the trip, we were exhausted, and Heidelberg was going to be a long day of driving. Other options were Baden-Baden and Freiberg, but ultimately we decided upon the small village of Gengenbach, which is quite close to Strasbourg.
If you live in Southern California, or if you’re going to be visiting the San Diego area sometime in the near future, I highly recommend you schedule at least a day to go South of the border and visit our Mexican neighbors. If you have several days to visit Baja California, there are so many beautiful, relaxing places you can go. A weekend in Ensenada or Rosarito is always a popular choice for surfers and people who like eating tacos and lounging on the beach, but if you’re looking for something a little different, why not check out the Valle de Guadalupe?
Paris is known of the city of lights…the city of love. While it’s true that it’s an amazing, romantic, beautiful place to explore, there’s more than one trick to this pony. Paris is also edgy, hip, full of history, and more. It’s also a place where some pretty creepy things can be found if you look just below the surface. The good news for you lovers of creepy attractions out there, is that there are a lot of these places that the public can actually visit. Yes please!
So, if you’re like me and you’re interested in seeing a little bit of the creepier side to Paris, read on…
As usual, I wasn’t as diligent about preparing for this event with daily runs as I should have been. Story of my life. But I did work out a few times a week, and we did order some sweet tutus to wear during the race, because one must wear something silly when running Bay to Breakers.
So…how did it go?
It’s not cheap, but if you’re going to be in Paris and you want to shell out for an unforgettable experience, I can’t recommend Bateaux Parisiens any more. They are the best! I can’t wait to cruise with them again next time I’m in Paris.
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!
I can assure you that it DOES snow in California (yes, even Southern California), and when it does, we flock to the mountains, strap on our boards or skis, and have a great time! If you’re planning on visiting my fine state this season, you may be wondering just where you can go to get your Winter on. Well, friends…that’s what I’m here for.
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….
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?
One of my best friends moved to Florida a couple years ago, which was sad for me since we’re not hanging out as much as we used to these days. On the other hand, it means I now have a friend in Florida to go visit, and you all know how much I love a good travel opportunity. I’ve been out to Florida to visit her already, and had an amazing time. However, it’s looking like another plane ticket out there may be in order, because I received an email from my friend one morning that read simply, “We need to go here!” and had a link to a place called Devil’s Den Prehistoric Springs. So, I clicked the link and found out that the Devil’s Den looks like a pretty amazing place! Here is what it has to say on their website: