Australia is one of my favorite places to travel. It’s one of those places that I could actually see myself living. I’ve been lucky enough to visit three times, and during my last trip I found yet another city to love – Melbourne.
Taking advantage of our backyard is harder than it sounds, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are so many places to see and never enough vacation time.
This stretch of Northern California coast is loaded with spots we should be getting outside and taking advantage of like Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Say the words Machu Picchu, and even folks who have never been there, seem to get taken with a sense of excitement.
There’s a wow factor. Perched between the Andes and the Amazon, it’s a beautiful setting, with, one might say, a flair for the dramatic. And from the historical perspective many agree it’s the legacy of the Inca civilization. Exploring is fun, you will no doubt run into one of the nearly 20 resident llamas that not only seem to think nothing of all the visitors, but seem to have a knack for posing in pictures with them.
More often than not, travelers get introduced to Alaska when traveling on a cruise ship. There’s plenty of great reasons to explore Alaska on a cruise, but it’s not the only way. Being on the road offers its own advantages.
From steep cliffs and stunning coastline, to famous wine regions, New Zealand offers a colorful variety of surprises.
New Zealand doesn’t get the credit it deserves. As a vacation destination, most folks don’t have pre-conceived notions about any big ticket items, or automatic must-dos while there. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t there. It just means that New Zealand good at keeping secrets.
When many people think of seeing the Aurora Borealis they also envision frigid locations – thinking that being cold and seeing the Northern Lights go hand in hand. The good news is, you don’t have to always have winter weather. In Fairbanks, Alaska there are some amazing spots to take in the show, without needing snow.
It’s not Hollywood, but downtown Los Angeles has found its own way to shine.
Summer has arrived and that means it’s road trip season. Northern California has a long list of drive-worthy spots. Along with the Sonoma coast, there’s wine country, and Tahoe. But if you’re in the mood to roll down the windows and try something new, Mammoth Lakes should be on your radar.
There are so many things to love about Sydney, Australia. It’s the type of place you can go back to again and again and find something new every time. But for the first-time visitor, there are some must-dos that stand out, get you out, and keep you moving.