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Five Awesome Travel Destinations for your Bucket List

2020-08-17T01:07:19+00:00January 1, 2018|World|

Are you daydreaming about places to go on your next vacation? I am… I’ve been looking at tons of websites to check out destinations I’m hoping to visit one day like Bali, India, Galapagos Islands, Kenya, China, Croatia, and Slovenia. And, there are some favorites I’d love to re-visit like Greece. I’m also reminiscing and [...]

Ibiza: Return to the White Island

2018-02-10T05:57:41+00:00July 9, 2017|Europe|

Sometimes we travel to explore new places. And sometimes we travel to re-experience a beloved destination. We first visited Ibiza in 2007 and have returned several times, most recently on our 2013 world trip (twice) – see the Ibiza blog post.  Each time, we combined a one-week stay with a visit to another city like [...]

Tax Free Shopping Abroad

2017-09-17T23:43:34+00:00April 23, 2017|Travel Tips|

Many countries impose a Value Added Tax (VAT) of up to 25% on goods and services purchased for consumption within the country. Unlike sales tax in the U.S., the VAT tax is built into the price, so you won’t see a separate line item on your receipt. If you are a big shopper, the VAT [...]

Santa Barbara Dog Friendly Weekend

2023-12-15T21:40:00+00:00March 3, 2017|California|

Looking for a dog friendly get away close to Los Angeles? Grab your leash and head up the coast to Santa Barbara – it is just 1.5 – 2 hours away (depending on LA traffic). Santa Barbara Sightseeing and Activities Cabrillo Boulevard Cabrillo Boulevard hugs the coast near Stearn’s Wharf. Take a long stroll along [...]

Travel Gear

2017-02-05T22:56:16+00:00February 5, 2017|Travel Tips|

We've tried a lot of travel gear and gadgets over the years. Some were great, and others - not so much. Here are our favorite travel companions.   Carry-on Bag This carry-on bag rocks! It has wheels and also converts into a backpack. The backpack feature came in handy when we had to carry all [...]

Santiago Chile Street Art

2017-01-02T21:02:40+00:00January 2, 2017|South America|

Although we didn’t see much of Santiago due to my illness (some type of flu or cold), we did make it out to see a wee bit of the city’s wonderful street art. Enjoy… Barrio Lastarria Street Art Barrio Bellavista Street Art Santiago Street Art Tours I’ve added a street art tour (or two) to [...]

Six Days in Santiago Chile

2016-12-27T00:54:55+00:00December 24, 2016|South America|

After exploring Easter Island, we headed to Santiago for six days with plans to explore the city and nearby wine country. But sometimes things don’t go as planned . . . The sniffles started the day we arrived in Chile and I used a hefty supply of tissues as we visited the moai. I thought [...]

Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

2021-12-19T04:29:14+00:00December 19, 2016|South America|

Three years after the world trip, we dusted off our passports and headed to one of the most remote places on earth – the volcanic island of Rapa Nui (also known as Easter Island) in the Pacific Ocean between Chile and Tahiti. Rapa Nui History The first people who lived on Rapa Nui came from [...]

Dog Friendly Wine Tasting in Santa Barbara County

2021-12-19T03:37:04+00:00December 18, 2015|California|

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 [...]

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