A Long Weekend in San Diego

Though I was raised in the Midwest and now live on the East Coast, I have always adored California, or as some call it in Washington, DC, the ‘left coast’. Perhaps my favorite town in California is San Diego – the perfect mix of cosmopolitan city and ocean town, made even better by endless sunshine. I was fortunate enough…

The Best DC Restaurants You Haven’t Tried Yet

Having lived in the DC area now for four years, I’ve been lucky enough to  have taken advantage of the awesome food scene here. There are hundreds of restaurants over the metro area, endless food trucks, and wine and food festivals aplenty. To me it was a revelation that occasionally chefs here close a restaurant just because they want…

The Seven Best Attractions in Chicago

Being a midwestern girl at heart, Chicago will always have a soft spot in my heart. Chicago exemplifies the best of the midwest with its friendly, outgoing people, mixed culture, and incredible food.  It was the first big cosmopolitan city I had the opportunity to visit, which ultimately led me to fall in love with city life….

The Best TV Shows for Armchair Travel

Generally a passion for adventure and a desire to see the world are qualities that will enrich your life and present you with opportunities you would never have had otherwise. However, what about the days you wish could be exploring but are stuck at home? For me, I find the best antidote to unfulfilled wanderlust can be…

Quote of the Day: James Michener

Dear readers, I know it’s been awhile, but I’m endeavoring to get back to the blog’s weekly quote of the week. This week’s comes from James Michener, an American Pulitzer prize-winning novelist who lived most of the 20th century, from 1907 until 1997. According to his biography, he was an avid traveler, staying long enough…

Tips for Smooth Travel

In the last few years since I moved away from my home state of Wisconsin, I have become a pretty regular traveler between visiting friends and family, as well as generally traveling for leisure and for work. Like everyone, I am still susceptible to setting my alarm incorrectly and nearly oversleeping my flight (I mean, I’ve never…

The Best of Rincón, Puerto Rico

Hello, dear readers! I know it’s been a while, but I want to let you in on a new vacation destination that – happily – few travelers know about: Rincón, Puerto Rico. I’ve been fascinated with Rincón since I learned it was a prime surfing destination. Although I am a pretty terrible surfer myself, I’ve…

Exclusive Interview with Liz and Kip, World Travelers

Today I have an exclusive interview for you guys. A while back, Kip and Liz from 1 of 7 agreed to answer some questions of mine. Early last year ago the couple quit their day jobs in Washington, DC to travel the world. Volunteering was what initially inspired them to make the leap, and it…

The Novice’s Guide to the Best Cruise Lines

Guest Post by Erica Kritt, The Cruise Web Team Choosing a cruise line is not at all like booking a flight, or even a hotel. The ship you cruise on is just as much a part of your vacation as the destination you visit. To ensure a successful cruise, whether you’re sailing to the Mediterranean…

Reasons to Love Washington, DC

It is high time I wrote a blog post about Washington, DC, my new and wonderful city. I have been hesitant to write anything until I really felt like I knew the city; and about now, I feel like I’m finally starting to do so. Still, I have a lot to learn, and plenty of…

The View from the Window Seat

The culture of flying to another place has changed drastically over the last decades. You know this if you lived through it, if you happened to watch even one episode of Pan Am while it lasted, or if you have been on a plane in the last few years. Flying was ‘democratized’, as someone I…

Quote of the Day: Bill Bryson

As per usual, a quote of the day to get you through to Friday. Almost there! “To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken…