When traveling the world, I usually find Travel Books to read up on, search online for places to visit, even find episodes of Rick Steves in order to find places that are not typical to travelers. The “Hot Spots” / “Landmarks” are something to visit for sure, like The Colosseum in #Rome, Buckingham Palace in #London, Central Park in #NYC, ect but I’m also a fan of small hidden Villages. One amazing city that I traveled to in 2015 was Dublin, #Ireland and while there I found a few hidden jems as well. Westport, Strandhill, (Which is known for surfing) and Enniskerry, which has the beautiful Powerscourt Waterfall, which is said to be the highest waterfall in Ireland, just to point out a few. In my search, I recently came alone this article pointing out a handful of beautiful, charming European Villages that I’m putting on my list for 2017. Take a look, you’ll probably be drawn in as well!
Awwww, San Francisco, the beautiful “City By The Bay” It certainly has its own personality, with hundreds of fabulous Restaurants to choose from, its a Tourists haven. Between the hippie chic of the Upper Height to the hipster grit of the Mission District, as well as the Marina district, which boasts trendy bistros and postcard-perfect views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Located in picturesque Northern California, it’s a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. Even though San Francisco will have many of the traditional events of the holiday season, tree lightings, concerts, and one of our favorites, the Soli Deo Gloria concerts, Sat, Dec. 3rd 2016 at 4pm at Christ Episcopal, Alameda and Sunday, Dec. 4th 2016 at 3:30pm at Grace Lutheran, Palo Alto, theres also many other events. So if you’re looking for something a little different this year, there are plenty of options. Here are 10 fun holiday ideas that break with tradition:
Visiting New York City is a dream of millions of people. Some of us are lucky enough to live here. But be warned, there is a list of places in #NYC that you probably dont realize have frequent visitors, which only a few have seen….Ghosts, and theyre not shy. New Yorkers talk about their run-ins with the afterlife and firsthand encounters with #poltergeists in the City. We’re told that ghosts haunt mostly NYC’s old buildings, parks, and of course #cemeteries. Im still experimenting with the “Haunted Bars” scene, which, as of today, I haven’t had an encounter. But Im having a blast exploring! ~ We did have a paranormal experience while in a Bar in #Savannah, GA, which Ill save for another blog!
To read more on “Haunted NY” read the article below.
We ALL love our Pets, they’re considered our “Best Friends / Family”. And just like traveling with a small child, it can be a wonderful and bonding experience or a not so pleasant one. Its all in the planning! One great tip I got from my neighbor was, if you’re planning on a long drive for instance, before you actually take that Road Trip, is to take a trial run to see how your pet responds. Does he get car sick? Anxious? Its a really good idea to find this out first, believe me! Not all pets are good with traveling. Could be because of age or they’re just too excited. Below you can read up more about traveling with your pet and the article also offers the tips to help you prepare for a safe and smooth trip, as well as the steps you can take to make traveling a pleasant experience, for both you & your pet!
Want a getaway where you can experience The #Arts, amazing #Restaurants, Theater & the #1 Beach in the US? Its our hidden secret: Sarasota, Florida. Let us help you find your perfect stay. And on a personal note, dont miss out on visiting Massimo Meda Art #Gallery on Pineapple Ave while #downtown! You wont be dissappointed! We will be there this Friday for The Art Walk! 10/7/16 #ArtWalk
Traveling the world is a beautiful thing. But sometimes, right in your own backyard, there are amazing / beautiful places to visit, without even getting on a plane. Road trips, in my opinion, can be exciting. My husband & I take many. Less stress than flying & were at our own pace, and October can also be a perfect Month to plan your adventures (if you plan it right, most States have their beauty due to the leaves changing). These 40 American towns that are highlighted below, are probably towns that most of us haven’t even heard of. Take a look & get out there to enjoy the beauty of these few amazing beauties! Right in our own backyards!
2) The luxuryThe South Africans really know how to run a good safari property. Both properties on Tswalu (Motse and Tarkuni) are ultra chic and extremely luxurious
3) The activities
The red dusty rolling hills here are breathtakingly beautiful and you can walk, ride or game drive.
4) The Malori sleep out
This is certainly one of the most luxurious sleep outs in all of Africa.
5) The tranquillity
As Tswalu is so remote and wild you can guarantee your game drives will not encounter other people.
For more great reading on South Africa’s Tswalu and Kalahari, read the below link:
At 10:21am tomorrow, September 22, 2016, is the Fall Equinox. I describe it as when there is a shift from warm, beautiful summer days to cozy fall. There are only two times of the year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun. March 19th (Vernal Equinox – the first day of Spring) and September 22nd, (Autumnal Equinox – the first day of fall). We’re going to be enjoying the cooler days of autumn, while, south of the equator, spring is about to begin.
The word Equinoz is from the Latin aequinoctium, aequus (equal) and nox (genitive noctis) (night).
If youre interested in learning more about the Equinox, just follow the link below.
Its always a good idea to keep up with Travel, Travel Tips, and Vacation ideas as you plan your vacations ahead. Fall just so happens to be my favorite time of year & as those warm days just basking on the beach, and the last rays of sun lingering late into the evening are winding down. Crisp, cool temperatures and crunchy leaves make fall our favorite time to wander through Central Park in New York City for example. Also,
lets go walking in the woods and enjoy the dramatic fall colors — without the summer crowds. Theres nothing like biking under a fiery orange canopy of trees! So reading up on the latest, is certainly something we suggest, as we approach the upcoming Season. It could be just for fun, or educating yourself on safety, travel laws, ect. Enjoy!