8 Top Cruise Destinations for 2013

rainbow_hat_largeIn anticipation of my upcoming Alaskan cruise, I started searching for other top cruise destinations, and wrote this little piece…

Lounging on deck all day before pulling into port at some Conde Nast Traveler hot spot will conjure your inner Deborah Carr (or Carey Grant for that matter) in An Affair To Remember.  While slightly more expensive than the backpacking-and-hostel routine, cruises are an excellent way to travel in style without having to plan out every little detail about your trip.  Whether you’re in the mood to cover as much ground as possible while you sleep, or you enjoy the thought of endless amounts of gambling, pre-paid dining and testing out your sea legs, you’ll want to choose your cruise destination for 2013 wisely. Continue reading


Travel Thursdays: French Polynesia

Screen shot 2013-03-07 at 10.28.33 AMRainy, gloomy Southern California days make me want to escape to the tropics. Here’s a throwback to a sailing trip I took with family and friends in 2011 around French Polynesian Islands, namely Tahiti and Bora Bora. Enjoy! Continue reading

Live Like a Gypsy Jetsetter on a Budget

pic_1795_1353519449You love traveling, experiencing different cultures, trying new foods and enjoying the finer things in life, but apparently your bank account didn’t get the memo. I understand.  Living the gyp-set lifestyle on a beer budget isn’t as hard as you might think.  Whether you want to live like jetsetter or just look like you do, there are ways to have a gypsy lifestyle with just a little bit of money and a lot of ingenuity. Here are 8 ways to live the gyp-set lifestyle on a budget. Continue reading

Thursday Throwback: My Trip to Spain!

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Ahhh, Spain!  It has so many things to offer; gorgeous beaches, hot men, siestas! I’m taking a trip down memory lane today.  In the summer of 2007, I took a 2-week-long trip, visiting various cities in Spain.  I traveled to Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla and Barcelona the first week and finished off my adventure sailing on a catamaran around Mallorca and Minorca.  Here are a few highlights from my trip. Continue reading