• Destinations

    Lugano, Switzerland

    Lugano 46°00′N 8°57′E   Visiting Italy isn’t complete without visiting the city of Lugano right across country border. Lugano, Switzerland is mix of Swiss-Mediterranean culture with a twist of  Walking the city streets, you would be in awe of the well-structured Bavarian-Italian architecture. You’ll also find that Lugano beautifully sits close to Lake Lugano. The Lugano Region is unlike anything else in the world. Visiting during the fall months offers a warm scenic look, offering a robust lake life, food, wine,…

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    La Spezia, Italy

    La Spezia 32.0835° N, 81.0998° W   Touring Italy is a chance to see history in action. Home to the seaside towns of Cinque Terre, Lerici and Tellaro, the city also houses the Italian Navy. Considered one of the main commercial harbors, the museums, ship, and artifacts are all the evidence you need of the port city’s has a rich history with the sea. Of course, add in a touch of historical maritime heritage with modern architectural displays and you…

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    The Petty Traveler: Gripes on a Plane

    We all have them. Complaints about life inside the airport and on the plane. Some are incredibly petty and others are straight up common sense that no one else seems to exercise. Let the airing of grievances commence! Well…. People who don’t have their passports and/or tickets out and ready for when the TSA Agent inevitably asks for it People who cause a line at the security check because they have a bag full of regular sized liquid products, pockets…

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    10 Things: Sanya, China

    Located in South China, Sanya is a tropical location on the South Sea, affectionately monikered the “Oriental Hawaii.” Not sure many Americans would agree with that completely, but it’s definitely a Chinese Myrtle Beach with better hotels. As one of the warmer cities, you can experience a breezy 78 degrees all year round which is perfect for relaxing by the pool party, shopping, exploring the ethnic minority culture, or enjoying a some great tourism zones and hikes in the rain-forest.…

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  • Eat / travel

    Cooking Lessons at the Renaissance

    I am by far one of the least domestic women around. I am a terrible cook. Most of my meals are takeout or microwaved. I am not ashamed to admit it! A man who can whip together a decent dinner is at the top of my partner wish list. Haha. So, of course, when we were offered the opportunity to learn a simple, traditional Chinese recipe with a five star chef I jumped at the chance. I am by far…

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