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

Top Five Things To Do On a Day Trip To Cambria

If you visit San Luis Obispo (a beautiful Central California town and the “happiest place on Earth” per Oprah), reserve two or three days to explore equally beautiful nearby places. Among the best day trips you can do from SLO is a visit to Cambria, a delightful little coastal town … 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

Stone wall with paneled doorway in Orvieto

The Doorways of Orvieto: A Photo Essay

In every place I have been to in Europe, I have been fascinated by the doorways and the door knockers. They are so gorgeous! The doors themselves are rich with architectural details, and, more often than not, they have beautiful stone frames and metal grills at the top of the … Read More