Visiting Santa Ynez Valley: Two-Day Itinerary

What To Do On Your Getaway To Santa Ynez Valley If you are looking for a weekend getaway from Los Angeles, I highly recommend going to Santa Ynez Valley.  Comprised of five communities: Santa Ynez, Buellton, Los Olivos, Solvang, and Ballard, the variety of activities you can do during your stay in the Valley is…

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Don’t Sneak 9+ People Into a Hotel Room

Trying to Squeeze A Lot of People Into A Hotel Room for A Festival Like Carnival is No Bueno While this may seem intuitive to some, it definitely isn’t to me.  There were times going to Vegas in college where we would fit 20 plus people into one hotel room and sleep in sleeping bags…

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Winter Break in Europe: Festival Hopper’s Guide

A Two-Week Winter Break Itinerary Visiting Christmas Markets and Celebrating New Year’s in Europe If I had to choose a favorite season, it would be summer no doubt. But, there is something magical about winter if you choose to really embrace it and enjoy the cold and the holiday cheer for what it is. Consequently,…

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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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