P.S. I love Ireland

The picture of Ireland in my mind has always been full of greenery, Guinness, and cobble-stone houses. Getting there and trying to experience what Ireland had to offer in ten days was going to be a challenge, but we picked 5 cities to see the Irish culture. It was best to fly in to Dublin, circle around the island, then fly out of Dublin. The … Continue reading P.S. I love Ireland

Where Coffee Gives Me Life

My day comes down to coffee. The stronger, the better to get the day cracking. The coffee culture is alive and well in my everyday life. Whether I am writing or having a chat, coffee is essential. Finding coffee shops is on top of the list, so when visiting the expansive L.A. city, it was a bit of a challenge. But, I looked and stumbled … Continue reading Where Coffee Gives Me Life

English Countryside’s Calling

Visiting England can have you experiencing all different cultures, with London especially. Food and everything around the world is in walking distance in most sections of the city. This aspect makes the city vibrant and rich in diversity. Hundreds of languages are heard while sitting on the tube. One still sees the old English pubs and the historical sights that has made it a world … Continue reading English Countryside’s Calling

Lagos: The Edge of the World

Set on the southwest corner of Portugal, the city of Lagos is not a secret to European travelers. The Atlantic winds brings surfers and aquatic venturers to this beach town. Seafood restaurants and a nightlife carve out the curvy streets. The drive of the town is everything water. Doing a boat tour, kayaking, or getting on the water are the reasons to discover Lagos. Their … Continue reading Lagos: The Edge of the World

The mountainside bliss of Gambino Winery

Planning and detailing trips have never been a priority. Our Sicily trip was approaching fast with not many plans in place. One day, while flicking through Instagram, a winery popped up in the feed. The pictures showed the winery is situated next to Mt. Etna and carved into the slopes. Since I was going to be on the east coast in Taormina, there was no … Continue reading The mountainside bliss of Gambino Winery

Kingdom of Spain

Barcelona and Madrid have a relationship in the same way New York City and Boston does. Madrid has a smaller feel to its town, but very large in identity. The Spanish passion is felt as soon as you come into its presence. Madrid can be more intimate than Barcelona, with its unlimited tapas, sangria, paella, and flamenco. Each neighborhood brings a different style and lure, … Continue reading Kingdom of Spain

Barcelona: the Mecca of Architecture

When the world of travel comes into mind, Paris, London, Rome, and Barcelona are all in the forefront of people’s minds. With doing things a little backwards, my travels have brought me everywhere else in the world, except Spain. From all the stories that were told about the paella, the street cafes, and the sangria, my expectations were high. Barcelona is busy and packed with … Continue reading Barcelona: the Mecca of Architecture

Come to me, Sicily

With the ocean at our back, it was time to make the cross-island journey to Taormina. Trapani and the island life lies to the west, and it was time for a four-hour car drive to the east. In between the two coasts are a whole lot of olives, grapes, and hills, so it seemed appropriate to see a bit more of Sicily. About two hours … Continue reading Come to me, Sicily

Love that Favignana life

With Sicily comes the Sicilian way of life. “There’s two types of powerful, those who own too much and those who don’t own a thing” Sicilian proverb We decided to make our way over to the island of Favignana. It is situated on the western end of Sicily, and it can easily be reached from Trapani, by ferry, in 30 minutes. It was once dominated … Continue reading Love that Favignana life