My 2013 Favorite Instagram Travel Photos

This year I decided to do something different. I decided to share my 2013 travel year through my Instagram photos. These are my favorite photos as seen on Instagram. The majority of the photos I take do not make it to Instagram as I take on average 500 photos per city, depending on how long I'm … [Read more...]

[Photo Tour] I Heart Prague!!

I love Prague. Seriously. I fell in love with this city. Maybe it was the Art Nouveau styled architecture, or maybe it was that every person I interacted with was friendly, maybe it was the Cannabis infused Vodka, or the Hot Wine, maybe it was all those things. I just know I left with nothing but … [Read more...]

Jazz in the City: Kansas City

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IqNlybMLQw&feature=share&list=UUgM1KXskU-9ypa4XhICZL5Q[/youtube] Kansas City and jazz are as inseparable as Kansas City and its BBQ; it's a part of the city fabric. The vibrations of contemporary jazz echo throughout the many venues, and there is … [Read more...]

Kansas City Friendly

Travel and Leisure magazine published their top 20 snobbiest cities for 2013 and Kansas City, Missouri was number 15 on the list. My initial thoughts were Kansas City isn't really that snobby, is it? What do they have to be snobby about living in fly over country? Well, I recently spent three … [Read more...]

Road Trip: Highway 101 – The Olympic Peninsula

I love a road trip, and I love to drive or ride to see new places. I particularly like to get out into nature. I like to be around trees, flowers, grass, water, you know...stuff like that. :) This is why on a recent stay in Seattle, I had to do Highway 101 around the Olympic Peninsula in … [Read more...]

Photo Tour: Stockholm’s Archipelago

Over 30,000 islands make up Stockholm's Archipelago.  Starting in Stockholm, extending out to the Baltic, it's the largest archipelago in the world.  On a recent stay in Stockholm, I decided to take the 1 hour boat ride to it's capital of Vaxholm.  Our time was pressed so we didn't get off of the … [Read more...]

Toronto to Niagara Falls Tour

When I was invited to take a group tour from Toronto to Niagara Falls, I wasn't feeling it. I do not do group tours! If I can make it work on my own, I prefer to do so. I like to be on my own time and schedule. If it gets to where I want a guided tour, I prefer private tours so that I have some … [Read more...]

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

                            Tip toe through the tulips during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. This is the perfect springtime day trip out of Seattle. Millions of tulips, and daffodils in … [Read more...]

[VIDEO] My Expat Life in Saudi Arabia…

Living in Saudi Arabia is definitely different than living in the United States. People are always interested in what is going on in this country. I think it's because the country is a closed door to most of the outside world. Saudi Arabia does not care about your tourist dollars, and seemingly, … [Read more...]

San Diego Hometown Tourist: The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

It's that time of year and the flowers are in good bloom. For over sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant … [Read more...]