Life has taken a turn for the entire world this year. The good-old days of going into the office and having face-to-face meetings seem like decades ago. Most people have fantasized about leaving their 9 to 5 and head for a place to escape it all. And that is exactly what I decided to do! The world has experienced extreme financial hardships, especially the tourism … Continue reading Why Not Work in Paradise?
Traveling as the locals do has always been a motto for me. Where the locals travel is usually the place to go. So, when I was planning our Italian trip in the fall, I thought to myself where do the Italians travel. They do not usually go to the hotspots of Rome, Venice, or Florence. I wanted to relax and enjoy the Italian life for … Continue reading The Secret Life of Ponza
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
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
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
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
Ninety minutes south of Seville can have you transported to another era. Vejer de la Frontera was controlled by the Moors for over five hundred years, and this influence can be seen throughout the village. The town is situated on top of a cliff, which kept it protected from invasion. The Spaniards took back the town in 1200 from the Moors and added De La … Continue reading Oasis in the clouds: Vejer De La Frontera
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
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
When you commit to traveling either to multiple places, or even just staying put in one location for a short amount of time, you have deal with your luggage. And sometimes you have to be able to be on the GO. Everywhere you go you need to be able to carry your bags up and down and be fully mobile. You need to be able … Continue reading Keep calm…and carry on!