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Sunday, August 26, 2018

What to Do With a Long Layover in London

Millennium Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral What to Do With a Long Layover in London

Nine-hour layover.  Those words can strike dread in any traveler’s heart.  Unless that is, that long layover is in London.  Then, all of a sudden, those words are full of opportunity.  We’re not strangers to the long layover.  We used a long layover to tour Munich in a day, and another long layover at the Munich airport (which included a spa visit and a brewery visit).  Given the distance between Heathrow and the city of London, we didn’t get to do as much as we did with seven hours in Munich, but we were still able to have a very nice morning wandering around London on a self-guided tour, taking photos, and seeing a couple things we hadn’t seen when we were in London for our honeymoon 14 years ago.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Four Days in Interlaken and the Swiss Alps

Lauterbrunnen Valley Four Days in Interlaken and the Swiss Alps

While we ended up spending a number of days in Switzerland’s cities, we wanted to spend plenty of time soaking in Switzerland’s nature, specifically the Swiss Alps and the Berner Obereland region.  To do so we spent four nights in Interlaken, giving us four-and-a-half days in the Swiss Alps.  We used Interlaken as a jumping off point for a number of day-trips to places like Thun, Jungfraujoch, Lake Spiez, Lauterbrunnen, and Gimmelwald. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

10 Amazing Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

Sea Lion Face Things to Do in La Paz Mexico

If you think travel to Mexico is not for you, visit La Paz, Mexico.  La Paz has everything that’s great about Mexico.  The food is delicious, the seafood is plentiful, the culture is present, and the nature is mind-blowing.  La Paz is safe and clean, and it’s a place where real people live and enjoy life, rather than a place where there are more tourists than locals.  There are also some pretty amazing things to do in La Paz, like swimming with whale sharks, snorkeling with sea lions, kayaking along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, waking up to exotic birds soaring in the air and dolphins swimming in the water, and throwing down oysters, chocolate clams, and lobster.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Say Yes to Crossing the Border for a Flight from Tijuana

Cross Border Xpress US Entrance Tijuana Airport Bridge and Volaris

Living in San Diego, we have a very convenient international airport which has a pretty good flight selection.  We also have LAX, which sometimes has better prices and non-stop flights that we don’t have, including flights to our neighbor to the south, Mexico.  But San Diegans, and Southern Californians, have another choice -- the Tijuana Airport.  It may sound difficult to cross an international border to catch a flight, but, surprisingly, it is super easy with the Tijuana airport bridge, the Cross Border Xpress, and possibly faster than flying out of the San Diego airport.  And, with airlines like Volaris, there’s a whole world of destinations available with super low airfares, many of which are reachable with a non-stop flight.

Monday, April 2, 2018

5 Fun Things to Do In and Around St. Petersburg Clearwater

The Don Cesar Things to Do in St. Petersburg Clearwater

When I visited St. Petersburg Clearwater, it was on a business trip, so there wasn’t much time for sightseeing.  However, there was a little bit of time to enjoy some of the fun things to do in and around the St. Petersburg Clearwater area, just enough to make me interested in more.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Ultimate 3-Day Death Valley Road Trip Itinerary

Racetrack Playa 3-Day Death Valley Road Trip Itinerary

Death Valley is the largest U.S. National Park within the contiguous United States.  Death Valley is located in eastern California and has valleys, mountains, canyons, salt flats, sand dunes, and oases.  Death Valley also has almost 1,000 miles of paved and dirt roads, so is a multi-day road trip within itself.  There are so many outdoor adventures to be had in Death Valley.  Here are some of the best things to do in Death Valley to put together a full three-day road trip itinerary, including some off-road exploration.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Lausanne Things to Do Plus Lake Geneva Day Trips

Chateau de Gruyeres Lake Geneva Day Trips

Lake Geneva is the Swiss Riviera and part of French Switzerland.  It feels very different from other parts of Switzerland, what with everyone speaking French, and Lausanne feels very metropolitan and fashionable.  It’s almost like visiting more than one country, yet you’re still in Switzerland with all of its benefits, like the delicious food and the ridiculously efficient transportation system.  Lausanne has many things to do, making it a great place to both visit and use as a jumping off point for Lake Geneva day trips to places like Gruyeres, Chateaux de Chillon, Chaplin’s World, and a walk through wine country.