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Dog Friendly Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara County

2016-11-06T21:06:15+00:00December 18, 2015|Los Angeles|

Furry friends are welcome at many Sana Ynez Valley wineries With 175 wineries just a few hours from Los Angeles, the Santa Ynez Valley in Santa Barbara County is a great place to get your wine-tasting fix. Our first, and long-overdue, get-away since the 2013 world adventure! This time, we left the passports at home [...]

Tech Art Exhibit in NYC

2016-10-30T02:58:16+00:00September 20, 2015|United States|

Evan Yee’s The App Store exhibit visits NY tech company Fueled Collective What better place for an art exhibit about technology than a tech company. Fueled Collective transformed a conference room into a temporary gallery space for artist Evan Yee’s The App Store installation. Evan Yee’s The App Store is a mixed media installation displayed [...]

New Life Project in Serengeti National Park

2016-10-29T21:47:21+00:00August 30, 2015|Africa|

New Life Project helps local communities One of the highlights of our 2013 World Trip was the visit to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. In addition to seeing incredible wildlife and beautiful scenery, we had the opportunity to visit a local Masai family and learn a little about their life. We have kept in touch [...]

Travel Mishaps from our Trip Around the World

2017-02-05T23:20:28+00:00March 11, 2015|Travel Tips, World Trip|

An incredible adventure with a few mishaps along the way Travel always brings some degree of risk – especially an extended trip around the world. Most of our mishaps were minor and we learned some good tips. I started writing this post when we returned from the world trip. Although it has taken way too [...]

Plan Your Dream African Safari

2016-10-29T22:59:39+00:00December 29, 2014|Africa|

From luxury camp to budget-friendly self-drive, there is a safari option for every traveler After landing at a Serengeti air strip, we set off with our guide and tracker for the two-hour drive to the tented camp. Within minutes, we entered an open field and saw two magnificent giraffe sparring. The safari had begun! For [...]

Must See Museums Around the World

2016-10-30T05:30:45+00:00November 2, 2014|World|

Five must-see museums from our world trip Museums educate, entertain, and enlighten. They make us think, smile, and sometimes cry. The world is full of incredible museums - it would take an entire book to showcase the all. While I have visited many wonderful museums over the years, this post highlights a few from our [...]

Amazing Views Around the World

2016-10-30T05:49:37+00:00September 12, 2014|World|

Cityscapes, architecture, and more... What makes an amazing view? Is it the scenery or the people or the moment? For me, the answer is all of the above. Here is collection of amazing views from our world travels. Featured Image: View from our hotel room of Rio de la Plata in Costa Colonia, Uruguay. The [...]

Barcelona Public Art

2016-10-30T06:25:33+00:00June 15, 2014|Europe|

Discover modern outdoor sculpture in Barcelona One of the many cool things about Barcelona is running into public art as you explore the city. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor sculptures… P.S. Did you know that the city of Barcelona commissioned 50 sculptures for the 1992 summer Olympics? David i Goliat By [...]

Stone Town Zanzibar Doors

2018-12-06T23:10:06+00:00May 17, 2014|Africa|

Great photo opportunities in historic Zanzibar town UNESCO World Heritage site Stone Town, Zanzibar is not a relaxing place to explore. But the interesting architecture and stunning sunsets were well worth the visit. Stone Town Zanzibar was not one of our favorite destinations due to the incredibly aggressive hawkers and safety concerns (the hotel staff [...]

LA Hike: Malibu Creek State Park

2016-10-30T22:00:29+00:00April 7, 2014|Los Angeles|

Easy, scenic hike to the former set of the TV show M*A*S*H Hike through green valleys, along a winding creek, past interesting rock formations amid TV and movie history in Malibu Creek State Park near Los Angeles. Last week, while chatting with a friend about places to hike in Los Angeles, he mentioned that there [...]

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