Yosemite National Park

We dedicated two days to sightseeing in Yosemite National Park. We didn’t stay within the grounds of the national park, but instead in Mariposa. Mariposa is around 1 hour away from the park, but depends upon the traffic and whether or not there is ongoing construction that could cause lengthy delays on the one lane […]

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A Taste of Napa’s Wine Country

After many years of dreaming about it, I recently traveled to California for my first time ever. My partner and I rented a car in San Francisco and drove to Napa valley for a day of wine tastings. We used City Rent a Car, but we also recommend Enterprise. We purchased the priority wine pass, […]

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Road Trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon

While I was in Las Vegas, NV for a conference, I visited 2 of Utah’s 5 National Parks, Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. We first started at Zion National Park. It immediately reminded me of my trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, however I felt the landscape was more […]

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The Dublin Experience – Best Places to Visit

Here are some of the best places to visit in Dublin! Temple Bar District. Located in the cultural quarter of Dublin, it’s an ideal area for pub-crawling and enjoying authentic Irish music. Many people visit the actual Temple Bar, but since it’s often over-crowded and has high prices due to it’s popularity with tourists, it’s […]

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Snorkeling Belize’s Coral Reef

When I heard that Belize is home to the second largest coral reef in the world, I knew I needed to snorkel it. Especially since I already snorkeled the largest one – the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia. Belize’s reef stretches to be just shy of 200 miles and is a UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Things to do in Kyoto, Japan

During my 8 day adventure through Japan, I explored Kyoto for three days in early November. Three days was not enough time. The city instilled me with a desire to return one day and visit more of it’s ancient sites. Fushimi Inari is a Shinto shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice. There […]

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