Saturday, December 20th, 2014

A Day in Munich — On the Cheap!

The first stop on my swing through Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein was Munich.  This was my first time in Munich, first time in Germany, and I had only one full day, so I knew I had to make it worth it. And I also wanted to keep it cheap.  I knew that my upcoming TBU [...]

Have You Traveled Somewhere Because of This Site? Let Me Know!

Hi, all – Again, I apologize for my lapse in posting.  Travel Bloggers Unite in Innsbruck was an amazing, fulfilling, lucrative, debaucherous, fun-filled experience that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon, and I didn’t have one spare minute to write.  I didn’t sleep more than four hours any night.  It was insane. Anyway, now I’m [...]

Beautiful Innsbruck — as seen by Instagram

I’ve now arrived in Innsbruck and am enjoying the Travel Bloggers Unite conference, even though the conference itself is yet to begin! As one of the conference activities, today I took an iPhone photography tour with Kirsten Alana, travel blogger and famed iPhone photographer.  Kirsten taught us that you actually can get professional-quality photos from [...]

Landed in Europe — and the Next Plans

Greetings from England — and I’m thrilled to be on the road again! I’ve spent the past few days back in Chester.  This was a very welcome way to start my fall in Europe — spending time with Dave, cooking, going out with friends, seeing The Inbetweeners Movie.  I’m a bit sad to leave so soon, [...]

40 Tips for Visiting Italy

I’ve spent a lot of time in Italy.  I studied abroad in Florence, traveled up and down the peninsula, and seem to keep returning. In that time, I’ve acquired a lot of knowledge about what to do and not to do in Italy.  Here are my best tips for having a great time in Italy! [...]

Announcing the San Antonio Giveaway Winners!

I had lots of swag to give away from San Antonio, and the winners have been chosen! Winner of the Texas Provincial Cookbook: Teri B. Winner of the Camelbak: Alouise D. Winner of the Molcajete: Katie H. Winner of the Scentchips Gift Pack: Alexis M. All winners were selected randomly via random.org. Thank you all [...]

How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I make so many friends while traveling on my own. A lot of people think that if you travel solo, you’re alone nearly all of the time.  Well, that couldn’t be more untrue — I’m hardly ever alone! One of the nice things about [...]

The Most Beautiful Places in Southeast Asia

One of the highlights of spending extended time in Southeast Asia was that I got to see so much beauty, and so many different kinds of beauty. Here are the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia: Thailand’s Andaman Coast Clear turquoise water, limestone cliffs, white sand, longtail boats — this is the Thailand of postcards, [...]

The Three-Pound Cinnamon Bun of San Antonio, Texas

Yes, I said three-pound cinnamon bun. I first heard of this behemoth on the TV show Man vs. Food, which if you haven’t seen is probably one of the better examples of Americana in 2011.  Basically, Adam Richman travels around restaurants in the United States, finds ridiculously large portion sizes, and competes in eating competitions. [...]

Last Chance to Enter the San Antonio Giveaways!

I’d like to express my thanks to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau for bringing so many prizes to my readers!  I’m so happy to share a piece of San Antonio with you. There are four giveaways currently live on the site, and you can enter as many as you’d like. To win a [...]