Shopping: Best Retail Stores in Spain

Shop Till You Drop in Spain The shopping in Spain and throughout Europe is phenomenal; personally, I feel like all of the trendy items come out in stores in Europe first and then slowly trickle to the United States and other parts of the world.  That isn’t factually based, so don’t quote me on it,…

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10 of the Most Walkable Cities in Europe

A Thank You Letter to 10 of Europe’s Most Walkable Cities Dear Europe: Whenever I arrive in a city and I am frantically trying to figure out how to use the metro machines or what side of the street to catch the bus on, I am always delighted when I discover that I just need my…

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Laguna Beach: Let’s Day Trip from LA

Perfectionist’s Los Angeles Daytrip to Laguna Beach Why is this the perfectionist’s day trip to Laguna Beach?  Well, that’s because I planned a day trip recently for my first time to Laguna and kind of failed miserably at a few key aspects.  Lucky for you, travel is about trial and error and now I can…

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Greece: An Ideal 10-Day Itinerary

10 Days in Greece: Athens, Santorini, and Mykonos Greece is truly a magical country with the historical archeological sites in Athens, the serenity and pure magic of the cave dwellings in Santorini, and the boisterous nightlife in Mykonos.  You will undoubtedly have a fabulous time.  Here are a few key things to look into before…

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Baltic Sea Cruise Shore Excursions & Port Tips

Where To Visit At Each Port on Your Baltic Sea Cruise This past September, my family and I took a Baltic Sea cruise round-trip from Copenhagen. We first started in Oslo, headed to Gothenberg, Warnemünde (Berlin), Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and Nynashamn (Stockholm) on the Regal Princess. We spent hours upon hours reviewing all of the…

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Downtown LA: Best Places to Eat

Where to Eat in Downtown LA Downtown LA has become a mecca for cutting-edge chefs to open up new restaurants.  And, that is why the food here is some of the best and most innovative in Los Angeles.  Downtown Los Angeles still has somewhat of a negative stigma associated with it; however, if you actually…

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What To Do At Tivoli Gardens–Unlimited Rides

Spending the Day at Tivoli Gardens When one of the top tourist attractions in a city is an amusement park, you know that you have made a good choice in your destination.  Before my Baltic cruise this summer, I spent a couple of days in Copenhagen with my family, since the cruise ship departed from…

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An Afternoon of Lao Cuisine

Full and Fulfilled After An Afternoon of Lao Cuisine A couple of months ago, I went to a “Women In Travel” conference in Irvine, California and met many incredible travel bloggers, vloggers, entreprenuers, and business women. During the opening presentation, I met Darlene who is a travel blogger at International Cuisine.  I was immediately blown away…

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Cannes Film Festival: Walking The Red Carpet

Cannes Film Festival: 2 Films, 2 Red Carpets, 1 Grand Prix I was very fortunate that one of my best friends from college was the vice president of a production company and had to work at the Cannes Film Festival for two weeks.  Since I was teaching English in Spain, I just hopped on over…

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Barcelona: What to See, Where to Eat and Party

BARCELONA The ultimate guide to everything Barcelona…this city is my first love and I want everyone to experience its gloriousness. THE NITTY GRITTY Community: Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, and therefore most natives speak Catalan as their first language.  While they know Spanish as well, native Catalonians are very proud of…

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