How to Pack for London and Paris in a Carry-on

It’s time for another edition of “How to Pack,” this time for a week in London and Paris in the fall.  I booked a ticket through WOW Airlines, a new airline based out of Iceland that offers cheap flights from the US to Europe and Iceland.  The only catch is that baggage tends to be…

Birthday Pool Party at Harrah’s

For our coworker Ashlee’s birthday this year, she wanted everyone to go to Harrah’s of Southern California, a hotel/casino about an hour northeast of us in San Diego.  Luckily, she planned it for a Tuesday, and called ahead to arrange for a group of rooms to be set aside for her at a special birthday…

Vacation Express- the way to go for Mexico

During our stay in Cabo, we stayed at the all-inclusive Riu Santa Fe just outside of Cabo San Lucas.  We booked our trip through Vacation Express, an amazing package vacation booking site that we used last year when we went to Puerto Vallarta.  Vacation Express is the ultimate in Mexican getaways, and I plan on using…

Snorkel and Sea Adventure!

After the hurricane passed, Julio and I didn’t plan on doing too much other than lay by the pool and drink mojitos.  But, my one request was that we take a snorkel tour that included a stop at Cabo’s infamous “Arch,” a distinctive rock formation located at the very southern tip of the Baja Peninsula….

Tropical Storm Newton

Hello from Cabo!!  Julio and I planned a vacation down here for our 3 year anniversary over Labor Day, knowing that it is hurricane season and we might not have the best weather.  Sure enough, the day we arrived we were greeted by a note in our room informing us about Tropical Storm Newton who…

24 Hours at MGM Las Vegas

Julio and I have both been working lots of overtime the past month because some of our co-workers have gone on their own vacations (the nerve!) so when I got an email from Travelocity about great hotel and flight deals to Vegas with some added perks, I booked us a quick trip for our first day off…

Multnomah Falls Adventure

Before coming back to San Diego, my parents and I had a full day in Portland, Oregon to explore.  My mom suggested Multnomah Falls, a 600 foot waterfall located in the Columbia River Gorge thirty minutes outside the city.  We left Crater Lake around 8:30 and arrived back in Portland around noon.  Unfortunately, as we…

7 Fun Hikes to do in Crater Lake

My parents and I spent two days in Crater Lake National Park this summer taking in the sights and doing some hiking.  We took several different trails over the course of our visit, nothing super strenuous, but enough to give us a variety of angles of the lake and work up a good sweat!  Here…

Crater Lake- The East Rim

Hi everyone!!  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged but after I hurt my ankle, I kind of fell into a funk and didn’t do much of anything.  I mean, I was writing a post about the 7 top hiking trails in San Diego and then I fall and tear ankle ligaments while doing…

Turtles and Sting Rays and Sharks, Oh My!

At the top of my list for Belize (and any tropical destination for that matter) was to go snorkeling in their barrier reef system.  A lot of people don’t know this, but the Belize barrier reef is so large, at 190 miles long, that it’s the second largest reef in the world, right behind Australia’s…

You’d better Belize it- I’m in love with Caye Caulker!!

Katie and I spent 4 relaxing nights on the island of Caye Caulker, a 6 mile by one mile island off the coast of Belize City in the Caribbean Sea.  I had actually read about the island beforehand on my favorite blogger Alex in Wanderland’s site, and decided it would be the perfect spot for our tropical…

Dos and Don’ts of Hiring a Driver in Belize

Greetings from Belize!!  As I sit here and relax in the hammock on the front porch of a beach cabana, I really appreciate the slow, breezy pace of island life.  Katie and I will be spending the next 4 days here on Caye Caulker, soaking up the sun, snorkeling, and enjoying some great siestas.  When…