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Castle Hunting: Neuschwanstein Castle

Castle Hunting: Neuschwanstein Castle
  Mountains, waterfalls, forests, a lake of swans, scandal and mystery… Neuschwanstein Castle has it all. Ludwig II became King at age 18. He was described as a shy romantic and a bit eccentric; he was not prepared to be King but was wi...

Savoring Grapes: Napa Valley

Savoring Grapes: Napa Valley
  Have you been to Napa Valley? Napa is known worldwide for its wine; 3.3 million people visit the Valley each year!  It is the perfect wedding destination, romantic retreat, girls weekend or mother daughter trip. Visiting the Valley can...

Seeking Street Art: San Francisco Mission District Edition

Seeking Street Art: San Francisco Mission District Edition
  The Mission District was once predominately Latino but in recent years has become popular with the dot.com crowd. In fact, Mark Zuckerman lives in the area. Valencia Street is full of coffee shops, boutiques and the best Mexican food. ...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Scrumdiddlyumptious Afternoon Tea

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Scrumdiddlyumptious Afternoon Tea
  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children’s book by British author Roald Dahl. It is a traditional Christmas day movie for children in the UK. The book was made into a movie starring Gene Wilder in 1971. It was remade starr...

Rocky Mountain Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Banff Springs

Rocky Mountain Afternoon Tea at Fairmont Banff Springs
  The Fairmont Banff Springs was constructed in 1888. It was remodeled in 1928 to resemble a castle. The Fairmont sits high above the city surrounded by pine forests with the Bow River below. You are greeted by a live harpist and a grand ...

Seeking Street Art: Brick Lane Edition

Seeking Street Art: Brick Lane Edition
  Brick Lane is an East London neighborhood known for its street art; you will find pieces from famous artists throughout the area. The urban grunge vibe makes it popular for photo shoots and music videos.  Be sure to wander around and e...

Castle Hunting: Heidelberg Castle

Castle Hunting: Heidelberg Castle
  Heidelberg Castle is one of over 90 castles along Germany’s Castle Road.   The castle sits 300 feet above the city on Konigstuhl Hill overlooking the Neckar River. The castle was first mentioned in 1214. It has experienced two wars ...

Castle Hunting: Dublin Castle

Castle Hunting: Dublin Castle
Dublin Castle was the seat of the United Kingdom government's administration in Ireland until 1922. The castle sits in the city center between Trinity College and Christ Church Cathedral. You may recognize the castle from The Tudors TV series; it...

Road Tripping: Anza-Borrego Sky Art

Road Tripping: Anza-Borrego Sky Art
  California’s five-year drought has ended and the winter rain has resulted in a colorful super bloom. Desert Sunflowers greet you as you drive into Anza-Borrego and the desert floor is currently covered with fields of scattered white, ...

Savoring Grapes: Santa Ynez Valley

Savoring Grapes: Santa Ynez Valley
  Santa Ynez Valley hit the map in 2004 when the movie Sideways was released. It is the perfect escape for a long weekend of wine tasting! The Valley is in the Central Coastline of California 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara.  There are...

Seeking Street Art: Los Angeles Edition

Seeking Street Art: Los Angeles Edition
Los Angeles has an incredible street art scene. The city had a 'mural moratorium' banning all street art from 2003-2013. Since its end the street art scene has exploded and it is incredible. Unfortunately, as Missing Persons has told us, Nobody W...

Seeking Street Art: San Diego’s Chicano Park

Seeking Street Art: San Diego’s Chicano Park
  San Diego is not known for it's street art. Writerz Blok in Lincoln Park has a yard of walls and a youth program that is fun to check out. Logan Heights has been under some revitalization and several murals have gone up. Barrio Logan a...

Seeking Street Art: Las Vegas Edition

Seeking Street Art: Las Vegas Edition
  Did you know Las Vegas has been voted one of the best cities for street art? Downtown Las Vegas has gone through a period of revitalization and it shows. The best part of the revitalization is the amazing street art scene. There are two...

Seeking Street Art: Miami Edition, Wynwood Walls

Seeking Street Art: Miami Edition, Wynwood Walls
  Miami's Wynwood Arts District is full of street art. The area is located on NW Second Ave between 23rd and 29th Streets. It is divided into four sections: Wynwood Walls, Wynwood Doors, Wynwood Gardens and Outside the Walls. More than 80...

Seeking Street Art: London Edition, Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel

Seeking Street Art: London Edition, Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel
  I love London for so many reasons and the active street art scene is at the top of the list. I have always liked street art but I fell in love with it while visiting London.  The Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel was originally the site of...

Seeking Street Art: Reykjavik Edition

Seeking Street Art: Reykjavik Edition
  I do an internet search for street art before I travel. I was excited by the google images I saw of Reykjavik's Street Art. Reykjavik is a creative city full of musicians and artists. It is known for its colorful buildings and street ...
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