Grand Canal Venice

How to Make the Most of Two Days in Venice, Italy!

Romantic gondolas bobbing gently in the water. The Grand Canal, lined with elegant pastel palazzos. The pigeons of St. Mark’s Square. These iconic Venetian scenes are etched into our minds. It’s no wonder Venice is a bucket-list travel destination for many travelers! So it was for me, and I was … Read More

Fall at June Lake in the Eastern Sierra

Lakes of the Eastern Sierra

About seven hours, give or take, from the Pacific Coast by road is a California that’s as far removed from palm-lined boulevards and beautiful beaches as the proverbial chalk from cheese. A California where craggy snow-capped peaks hobnob with the sky, stands of slender aspen whisper in the wind, and … Read More

Sunset at Sand Harbor State Park, Lake Tahoe

‘Fall’-ing in Love with Lake Tahoe!

We’ve visited Lake Tahoe, the Sierra Nevada alpine lake that straddles the borders of California and Nevada, many times in the summer, but recently we visited it in early fall. I found Lake Tahoe to be beautiful in the fall, with colorful foliage and bright sunny weather, albeit with cool … Read More

Point Lobos State Park Carmel

Point Lobos State Park: A California Coastal Gem

Just a few miles south of Monterey and Carmel on the Pacific Coast Highway is Point Lobos State Park, a coastal park that is a must-visit for anyone that loves nature. Read on to see why you must visit! You can visit the park as a stop for a couple … Read More