Tag: tourist

A Day Trip to Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe from San Diego

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?

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A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain was different. He embodied everything I strive to be in my life…adventurous, open-minded, inquisitive, and honest.

He was an inspiration not only to me, but also to an entire generation of those of us who daydream of faraway places; those of us who decorate our homes with maps and artifacts from around the world…to those of us who always have the plans for another adventure in the works.

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)…

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.

Don’t call it Cali (and other ways to peg yourself as a tourist in Southern California)

When a lot of us travel, we like to blend in to our surroundings and not walk around with a big sign over our heads that says, “Hey! I’m a tourist!”

I get it. I do the same thing when I travel. That’s why I wanted to write this little piece about what not to do if you want to blend in while on holiday in the Golden State. This piece is all in good fun, of course. The truth is, we’ve an incredibly diverse state with people from all over the U.S. and indeed all over the world living and working here. Still, there are a few things we born and bred Californians say and do that brands us as locals. Want to do as the locals do? Follow this guide. If not, that’s cool too. Honestly, it doesn’t matter too much and we’ll accept you either way.

A budget plan for your next getaway!

I’ve often heard people state affordability as a major factor in why they don’t travel. I’ve gone on some pretty expensive, far-flung trips in my time, and I’m certainly not rich. How do I do it? It comes down to simple prioritization and budgeting. I’ve talked about this a lot in my blog, so I won’t get too far into the why’s or how’s or anything like that.

Camping in Orange County’s Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

This one is for all you Southern California campers out there. A camping weekend can be such a fun little getaway where you can relax, get out into nature, have some fun, go hiking, and just enjoy a change of scenery.

If you’re on a budget, camping can be an amazing getaway that can help fuel your desires to travel and explore all while staying within the confines of your tight budget.

If you’re in Southern California like me, you might be looking for good campsites that aren’t too far from home. Sure, it’s fun to go camping at Sequoia or Yosemite or Big Sur, but those places are a pretty long drive to get to, and sometimes you just need to get away for a weekend.

Art.Travel.Eat.Repeat’s Guide to Seattle

I recently traveled to Seattle, as you’re probably all aware of. I wanted to recap some of the great things I saw and did while I was there in case any of you are planning your own Seattle adventures. I should preface this post with a note on how things work in Seattle. It’s a pretty big city consisting of neighborhoods. It’s a tough town to drive around and park (but we did it, so it’s not impossible). Public transport is decent but doesn’t go everywhere, so when you’re planning your Seattle adventure you’re going to want to look into the things you want to see and do before you decide whether or not you are going to want to rent a car.