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Best things to do in Downtown San Diego, California
California USA

A Weekend Guide to Downtown San Diego

San Diego is a great spot to hit the trails and enjoy the beaches, but we planned to explore more of the heart of the city on a recent weekend trip. San Diego’s downtown is compact and full of character, which makes it easy and fun to ramble down the streets on foot. I love the…

August 31, 2017
A Weekend Getaway in Tucson, Arizona | Where to stay, hike, play and eat in Tucson | Seven Falls Trail in Sabino Canyon
Arizona

A Weekend Getaway in Tucson, Arizona

I grew up in Arizona, but only made it to Tucson a handful of times. I decided it was high time to explore my home state, so we ventured down south for a weekend getaway in Tucson. When to go Growing up in Arizona,…

February 16, 2017
Naples, Italy | Why You Can't Visit Italy and Skip Naples
Italy

Why You Can’t Visit Italy and Skip Over Naples 

The saying goes “Chi viene a Napoli piange due volte: quando arriva e quando parte.” In Naples you cry two times: when you arrive and when you leave. We had just spent the previous week up in northern Italy, admiring the extravagant Italian villas…

January 14, 2017
Porto, Portugal | Lisbon vs Porto: How to pick the best city for your next trip to Portugal!
Portugal

Exploring Portugal: Lisbon vs Porto

Sometimes we have to make hard choices. Like ice cream or gelato. Beaches or mountains. Lisbon or Porto. Portugal has fast become one of my favorite countries in Europe, and Lisbon and Porto are two of my favorite cities. These two towns are only…

December 28, 2016
Streets of Príncipe Real in Lisbon, Portugal | With incredible views, unique shops and a fun atmosphere, don't miss the neighborhood of Principe Real on your trip to Lisbon, Portugal
Portugal

Príncipe Real: My Favorite Neighborhood in Lisbon

Anyone who’s visited Lisbon and probably every guidebook will tell you that you can’t go to Lisbon and not see the Alfama neighborhood. And they’re right. The Alfama has the deepest history. It was one of the only areas spared from the 1755 earthquake/tsunami/fire…

September 19, 2016