Things to do in San Francisco

I spent weeks planning an itinerary for our limited time in San Francisco. We really only had 2 full days in the city and an additional day visiting Napa Valley by rental car. Featured below are some of my personal recommendations: Powell Hyde line (Green) Cable Car This is the most popular cable car ride […]

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Amsterdam for the Weekend

Although Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, it feels like a world of its own. The city offers its visitors the chance to experience art, culture, history, mouth-watering cheese, narrow canals and a myriad of vices. During my postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow in 2016, I visited Amsterdam, which is located in the northern […]

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Sippin’ Wine at the Fingerlakes’ Vineyards

Last year on my birthday weekend, my partner and I drove north to the Fingerlakes region in New York for a weekend of wine-tasting. I was drawn to visit once I learned that there are over 100 vineyards amongst the 11 lakes. The drive took over 5 hours, and we stayed at a hotel in Penn […]

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Visiting Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle

While staying in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest, we visited Neuschwanstein Castle. Annually, this castle receives over a million visitors. The castle is accessible by rental car or train with Füssen’s bus (#78). We took the train from Munich station to the town of Füssen, caught the shuttle from Füssen‘s station, and walked to the castle. […]

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Hiking Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay State Park

To the northwest of South Lake Tahoe is Emerald Bay State Park. Emerald Bay State Park provides various hiking trails in varying degrees of difficulty, but all have incredible views of the lake. While in California, especially at Lake Tahoe, I was continuously overwhelmed by the stunning landscapes. When my partner and I arrived first arrived […]

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Cruising Lake Tahoe

While we were staying in South Lake Tahoe, we did a sunset cruise on the Safari Rose through Tahoe Cruises. Tahoe Cruises has a sunset cruise that offers appetizers with unlimited beer, wine, and champagne. The Safari Rose departed from Ski Run Marina in South Lake Tahoe, which is only a few minutes away from Heavenly Village. […]

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