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Windmills & Wine: Top Attractions in Solvang, California
California | City Breaks | North America | Wine Escapes

Windmills & Wine: Top Attractions in Solvang, California

Have you ever dreamed of a place where you can eat authentic Dutch pastries for breakfast, tacos for lunch, and finish off the day with some stroopwafels? Where you can wake up, dip your toes in the Pacific, and then throw on your wooden dancing clogs without getting a second look? Probably not…because that would…

The First Timer’s Weekend Guide to Venice Beach, California
North America | City Breaks | Island Life | USA

The First Timer’s Weekend Guide to Venice Beach, California

Ready for an awesome weekend getaway? I know I am…so strap on your seatbelts, we’re headed to Venice Beach, California! Just outside of Los Angeles, Venice is the city’s grungy, eclectic younger cousin. The area has an iconic, funky vibe, attracting everyone from surfers to artists to families soaking in the California sun. Spend some…

Epic Long Weekend in Chicago: Top 20 Things to Do!
Illinois | City Breaks | USA | Weekend Getaways

Epic Long Weekend in Chicago: Top 20 Things to Do!

Take it from me guys, Chicago is one epic place to be, especially in the summertime. I mean, who would turn down an easy weekend getaway? Not me, that’s for certain. In any case, read along for planning a long weekend in Chicago and top things to do in Chicago! This post many contain affiliate…

The Jersey Shore Bucket List: Things to do in Lavallette, NJ
New Jersey | Island Life | North America | USA | Weekend Getaways

The Jersey Shore Bucket List: Things to do in Lavallette, NJ

When you think of Jersey Shore activities, what comes to mind? I know the television show makes a lot of you think of GTL (gym, tan, laundry), public intoxication, and a crazy party scene, but the Jersey Shore is much more. I mean, don’t get me wrong, you can 100% find that, but there are…

Washington DC like a Local: 12 Things to Do for First Timers
Washington DC | City Breaks | North America | USA | Weekend Getaways

Washington DC like a Local: 12 Things to Do for First Timers

With summer fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to visit none other than Washington, DC! I lived amidst the politicians and deal makers in our nation’s capital for a year, so here’s the inside scoop: check out the top attractions in Washington DC that you absolutely cannot miss. We’re going to start with the super…

14 Top Tourist Attractions in New Orleans: A First-Timer’s Guide
Louisiana | City Breaks | North America | USA | Weekend Getaways

14 Top Tourist Attractions in New Orleans: A First-Timer’s Guide

The Big Easy is easy on fun: from steamboat rides on the Mississippi to guzzling Hand Grenades on Bourbon Street to elegant Southern mansions, New Orleans has it all. Whether you only have a weekend or a full week, make sure you hit these top tourist attractions in New Orleans! For Americans, New Orleans is…

A Beginner’s Guide: 15 Top Attractions in Charleston, SC
North America | City Breaks | South Carolina | USA | Weekend Getaways

A Beginner’s Guide: 15 Top Attractions in Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina is a city like no other. Located in the heart of the South, Charleston is home to picturesque cobblestone streets, stately pastel mansions, and horse drawn carriages. Entering the city, I felt like I had emerged from a time machine, peering into a world of centuries past. If you’re looking for a…

3 Days in San Francisco: The Ultimate Itinerary
North America | California | City Breaks | USA | Weekend Getaways

3 Days in San Francisco: The Ultimate Itinerary

As soon as I made it into the city, I knew I was in trouble. I had barely been there 30 minutes, and San Francisco already had me. I’m not sure precisely what it was—maybe the steep hills filled with picturesque houses, the happy vibes I got from its inhabitants, or possibly the little boutiques…

7 Things I’m Loving in Sarasota, Florida Right Now
Florida | Island Life | North America | USA | Weekend Getaways

7 Things I’m Loving in Sarasota, Florida Right Now

As part two of the winter weekend getaway series, I present to you: Sarasota, Florida. This is my hometown and will always have a special piece of my heart despite the muggy summers, snowbird traffic in the winters, and a reputation as “God’s waiting room.” This is the real deal on what to do in…

8 Foolproof Tips for Driving Big Sur
California | North America | Road Trips | USA

8 Foolproof Tips for Driving Big Sur

Imagine a place where rugged cliffs meet deserted beaches, soaring redwoods shadow a winding road, and elephant seals frolic in the Pacific. No, this is not in a coloring book…I’m talking about Big Sur, California, one of the most naturally beautiful places I’ve ever visited.  I wanted to pass along a few things that I…