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

Piazza Venezia Rome

Five Fabulous Free Things to Do in Rome!

In looking back upon our time in Rome, I realize that some of my most treasured memories of the Eternal City are associated with activities that are free. We did pay for several must-sees, including the Borghese Gallery and the climb up to the top of the dome of St. … Read More

Stanley Park Boathouse Vancouver BC

10 Best Things To Do on Your First Visit to Vancouver!

Vancouver BC ranks up there as one of my favorite city break destinations. It is vibrant, cosmopolitan, fun, and beautiful. What’s not to love? If you are planning a first ever trip to this lovely Canadian destination, you’ll be spoiled for choice on things to do. Read on to discover … Read More

Cambria, CA: Best Things to Do!

Cambria is a must-visit seaside village on California’s beautiful central coast. The best things to do in Cambria make it a delightful escape, whether for a day trip or a weekend getaway. The quintessential California coastal town, Cambria is not so big that it loses that quaint seaside village feel, … Read More

Santa Barbara Harbor Flagpole Reflections

My Five Favorite Instagram-Worthy Spots in Santa Barbara!

A stunning California beach town wedged between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara has no dearth of Instagram-worthy photo sites. Its historic dusty-pink Mission and the colorful tiled Spanish steps at Paseo Nuevo are gorgeous. From mountain roads offering jaw-dropping views to waterfront locations perfect for … Read More