PROST! A Guide to Surviving Oktoberfest

It’s that time of the year again for Oktoberfest! This time last year, I was in Munich, Germany with a group of my friends and my partner enjoying their world-famous festival. While there, we visited four tents Hofbrau Festzelt, Weinzelt, Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. Oktoberfest or Wiesn is the biggest beer festival in the world. The festival first […]

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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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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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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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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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