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Bran-Castle

Bran Castle: Finding Dracula in Romania

I have always wanted to visit Transylvania at Halloween. I imagine the Gothic Bran Castle sitting high on its 200-foot rock with a full moon behind it, a little...
Basel-Christmas

Christmas in Basel

Basel (Boz-ul) is the third largest city in Switzerland and has a lot to offer. It is a cultural center and is well known for its museums, theater and music.  B...
Death-Valley

Death Valley is Full of Beautiful Extremes

I have drove across California’s Mojave Desert many times on my way to Las Vegas. It’s a horrible drive. I complain the whole time. At some point I will say: “I...
Peles-Castle

Peles Castle is a Romanian Treasure

I love castles!  I love palaces too! Peles Castle in Romania feels like a palace.  I love to gaze at all the beautiful museum quality ‘stuff’ and imagine myself...
Lodi-California

Lovin’ Lodi Wine Country

Lodi is 35 miles south of Sacramento in the San Joaquin Valley. Credence Clearwater Rival wrote a song about Lodi and Sons of Anarchy referenced the town often,...
Area 51

Nevada’s Area 51

I love a good conspiracy theory! Taking a drive to Area 51 was a natural road trip for me. After all, Area 51 is conspiracy theory central and only 100 miles fr...
Napa-Valley-Wine

California’s 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, roman...
Anza Borrego Sky Art

Anza-Borrego Desert 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 ...