A First-Time Traveler In Paris, France

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    I know, I know, I haven’t gotten the chance to write much about this, but last year, I dropped everything and went to PARIS.   How often is it, that all of the stars align to make this possible? I had a few vacation days to spare. My kids were with family. My […]

A Look Back: My Visit to the Camden Markets, London

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Just in time for summer! The weather is good and its time to get outside. Go to the Camden Markets in London for a day of shopping and enjoy the sun. Here are a few photos that I took of all of the cool things you can buy.

Comfortable Flying on Air Berlin: Business Class

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This was my first time flying Air Berlin and I had a great experience! I flew in the business class on a long haul flight from LA to Dusseldorf and back. I’m happy to say that the seat met my number one requirement: a flat bed! It also came with a pillow and blanket so […]

Christmas Market: Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin Germany

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Just sharing a few photos of one of the Christmas markets in Berlin that I made it to during the holidays. The markets are open from the end of November to the end of December each year. Gendarmenmarkt is located centrally in Berlin Mitte and is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the […]

A Look Back: Food I Ate In Greece

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We had the best local food when we went to Greece! We visited Poros, Olympia and Athens on our trip, plus a few other places that we drove through in the Peloponnese in Southern Greece. Most of the dishes were meatless as my friend is vegan but there were still many choices. I hope I […]

Love Lockin: The Hohenzollem Bridge in Cologne, Germany is Covered in Love Locks

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    Lock in your love in Germany! Couples from around the world have left their engraved padlocks on the Hohenzollem bridge, also known as the Padlock¬†Bridge, in Cologne. The bridge runs over the Rhein River and ends at the famed¬†Cologne Cathedral. They say that once you attach your padlock, you are supposed to lock […]

Luxury Accomodations in London: The Claridges Five-Star Hotel, Mayfair

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    The Claridges in London is my favorite hotel in the city thus far. I have stayed there a few times. Starting with the basics, they have all of the things you expect from a luxury hotel. The concierge and front desk staff will help with anything, and I mean anything you need. Theater […]

A Look Back: Mt. Lycabettus in Athens, Greece

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I’ve been hiking a ton of times but I’ve only climbed one real mountain. When I went to Greece, we climbed Mt. Lycabettus without even knowing it! At 908 ft above sea level, Mt. Lycabettus is the highest point in Athens and from the top you can see a full 360 degree view of the […]

A Look Back: Travel to Moscow, Russia

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Here are some of my favorite photos from our trip to Moscow, Russia in the winter. It was my first time so I thought it would be too cold to go outside at this time of year (I have been spoiled by Southern California sunshine all my life)! Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square   Spasskaya […]

Bucket List: A Look at The Beautiful Amsterdam, Netherlands

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One of the most beautiful cities in Europe belongs to the Netherlands. Amsterdam, the capital of it’s country, is the largest city in the Netherlands and is bustling with history, culture, stunning architecture and tons of bicyclists!     Amsterdam boasts a ton of pleasantries for travelers. It can cater to everyone, from romantic couples […]