Travel Destinations

Monday, September 26, 2016

What to Do On a Girls Weekend in Chicago

Girls' Weekend in Chicago

I live in Southern California and my best friend Debbie lives in upstate New York.  While she left San Diego over 11 years ago, we’ve managed to see each other once every few years.  This year we decided to meet somewhere that would be a fun travel destination for us both and chose Chicago for our girls’ weekend trip.  Chicago is a great destination for a weekend getaway as there are so many varied things to do and see.  Take some ideas from our girls’ weekend in Chicago to plan your perfect trip.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Eating Healthy (And Good!) at the Restaurants of Conejo Valley

Healthy Conejo Valley Restaurants

Southern California, especially the Los Angeles area, has a reputation for eating healthy.  People in other parts of the country are sure we eat avocados and alfalfa sprouts all day.  Vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and every other health choice can be found here.  Vacation is the most difficult time to stick to a special diet as it is sometimes hard to find items that fit within a diet when eating out.  During our weekend getaway to Conejo Valley, we were struck by how easy it was to eat well and eat healthy.  No matter your dietary restrictions or choices, you’ll be able to find a meal that fits your needs and tastes delicious at the restaurants of Conejo Valley. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

5 Iconic Chicago Foods You Must Try

Chicago-Style Hot Dog Famous Chicago Foods

Chicago is a food city.  Chicago has famous chefs.  Chicago has famous restaurants.  Chicago has famous foods.  Wondering what food Chicago is known for?  During our girls’ weekend in Chicago, we made sure to try some of Chicago’s most famous dishes.  Here are five iconic Chicago foods you must try on a trip to Chicago.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

El Paso: Fun Things to Do on a Texas Weekend Getaway

Downtown El Paso Things to Do Texas Weekend Getaway

The great thing about being travel bloggers is that we are sometimes offered opportunities to travel somewhere that wasn’t necessarily on our radar.  Such was the case for our trip to El Paso.  We’ve flown through Texas.  I’ve been to Plano, Texas for less than a day for work.  We have a number of Texas cities on our travel wish list.  But El Paso wasn’t on that list simply because we didn’t really know anything about it.  But when we were invited to spend a weekend in El Paso, we immediately said yes (after doing a little online research first of course).  We hadn’t thought about El Paso as a weekend getaway destination, yet it makes perfect sense, both if you live in Texas, or in a nearby state like California.  There are a lot of fun things to do in El Paso to fill up a Texas weekend getaway. 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Guide to a Conejo Valley Weekend Getaway

Tour of Paramount Ranch Guide to Conejo Valley Weekend Getaway

Conejo Valley.  Where is that?  That’s the question we asked at the Conejo Valley booth at the San Diego Travel and Adventure Show.  So let’s start with a short geography lesson.  Conejo Valley is northwest of Los Angeles and touches both Los Angeles County and Ventura County.  Conejo Valley includes the communities of Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village, Oak Park, and Agoura Hills.  Conejo Valley’s most well-known tourist site is probably the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.  Even people who live in Los Angeles don’t necessarily know Conejo Valley by name, yet Conejo Valley is a great weekend getaway destination for people who live in Los Angeles, San Diego, or other parts of Southern California.  Conejo Valley is also a great side-trip for people traveling to Los Angeles.  Here is our Conejo Valley guide for a great weekend getaway. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

3 Top Scottish Golf Courses (That Aren’t St. Andrews)

Hickory Clubs at Musselburgh Links Top Scottish Golf Courses

When a golfer goes to Scotland, everyone asks if they are going to play the Old Course at St. Andrews, the most famous golf course in the world.  But since Scotland is the birthplace of golf, there are a ton more Scottish golf courses  beyond St. Andrews, and many of them are top golf courses in their own right for various reasons.  The following is my account of three fanfreekintastic Scottish golf courses I was able to experience on our trip about Scotland starting in Edinburgh and finishing at the end of Loch Ness.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pet-Friendly Vacations: 10 Tips for Traveling with Dogs

Henry and Charlie in New York City Pet-Friendly Vacations Tips for Traveling with Dogs
Henry and Charlie in New York City.
For some of us, our pets are like our family and we don’t like to be separated from them for too long.  When we travel, the only thing that really makes us want to come home is being able to see our two tiny dogs again.  So, while we don’t always travel with our pets, we are always looking for travel opportunities like weekend getaways where we can bring our dogs along.  However, traveling with pets is no walk in the park.  Here are our 10 tips for traveling with dogs to make your pet-friendly vacations as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.