19 06, 2017

Travel Missteps: Searching for Bobby Flay’s Paella in San Francisco

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The night before our first trip to San Francisco I was watching TV with my Dad. As he flipped through the channels the Golden Gate Bridge came into view, so we decided to watch whatever it was. It turned out to be Throwdown with Bobby Flay, highlighting a Paella chef in San Francisco (season 5, episode 4).  We had fun learning about Paella, seeing the sights of the town especially of the shows Fisherman's Warf local. Afterward watching it, we decided to seek out the "Paella Man" and try the delicious food we saw on TV. So the flight into San Francisco,

15 06, 2017

Costa Rica and Panama Trip Itinerary

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: Itinerary, Travel, Upcoming Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's been almost 2 years since I went on an international trip. So I'm extremely excited to announce my next upcoming trip to Costa Rica and Panama! I've been to Costa Rica once before, so I won't spend that much time there this time. I'll be going on a bare-bones style trip, conducive to hanging out by the beach and hopefully a lot of snorkeling! Below is my projected Itinerary for my trip to Panama: Day 1 I'll head to Denver International Airport in the late hours. I was excited to try out my TSA Pre-Check, but now realize that lane will

12 06, 2017

Museum Monday: Ramses II of the Temple of Gerf Hussein

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One of the most impressive pieces at the Nubian Museum in Aswan is the large Ramses II statue in the main hall. It comes from the Temple of Gerf Hussein, which is now completely flooded. Some parts were saved and moved elsewhere or in museums like this one. But the main rock-hewn temple was badly deteriorated and made of sandstone so couldn't be moved like the great Ramses II temple at Abu Simbel, so instead it was left to be flooded. Its sad to think about so many tombs, temples, and villages that are now lost beneath the waters.

10 06, 2017

Souvenir Saturday: Sandy Lighthouse

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I have a little collection of Sand Castles, and this one is actually a lighthouse! I got it in Coronado right across from the Del hotel. I got it specifically because it wasn't a castle. Souvenir Saturday is an every-other week series on the items that represent travel memories.

5 06, 2017

Travel Missteps: Jorvik – “It’s just like Disneyland!”

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"It's just like Disneyland!" my Mother said. "There are rides! And a museum!" That is how my mother (or her guidebook she was reading from) described York's Jorvik Viking Center. We were trying to find an activity that would fill up one of our days in York, and a theme park seemed like something great for my middle-school-aged sister and with me since I was still in high school. Plus, I did like museums, so that seemed like a win-win. A little background: Jorvik is the name given to the 9th and 10th century York when it was ruled by

2 06, 2017

Finding Dory’s Jewel Of Monterey Bay, California

By |June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Attractions & Sights, Nature & Outdoors, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Okay, so in the movie it's actually called "Jewel of Morro Bay" but it really is based on the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I actually visited this aquarium last year prior to seeing Finding Dory, which was nice as I could see where the animators drew inspiration from! This is the outer Tidal Pool area. Every Friday Lili shares her favorite photography & the stories behind the photos.

1 06, 2017

Tips to Avoid the “Lost Bag” Worse Case Scenario

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: Travel, Travel Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Let me get this out of the way: I'm one of those "crazy" carry-on only travelers. I prefer to keep my things with me at all times. I hate the fear of losing a bag, having things stolen, or having a bag damaged. I also hate having to wait at baggage claim for my bag. I'd rather get out of the airport as quickly as possible. But sometimes carry-on only isn't an option, or your bag gets gate checked. So here are my best tips if you have to part from your bag. Source Main Carry-On One way