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The 5 Best Views of the Sunset from San Francisco

San Francisco is no stranger to beautiful sunsets, but while many people head to the beaches of California to catch the sunset, San Francisco offers a wide-range of different views because of its contrasting landscape that includes rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and recreational areas that rise above the city. Below you’ll find the five best […]

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May 3, 2013 by | 1 Comment

5 Granada Adventure Activities

Mombacho Volcano

While it’s a city full of culture and history, Granada also offers plenty of activities for the adventure traveler. Nicaragua’s neighbor, Costa Rica, is often considered to be one of the top Central American destinations for adventure travelers, but Nicaragua is an alternative since so much of the land is undeveloped. Today I spotlight five […]

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January 3, 2013 by | Comments Off on 5 Granada Adventure Activities

The Beer Lover’s Guide to Northern California Brewery Tours

Beer taps

It comes as no surprise that wine country is often one of the first things to come to mind when you think of Northern California. With hundreds of wineries from Napa to Sonoma to Mendocino Counties, Northern California has established itself as the leader in winemaking in the U.S. However, there’s more to the food […]

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October 26, 2012 by | Comments Off on The Beer Lover’s Guide to Northern California Brewery Tours

An Introduction to the West Coast Wine Regions of America

Sonoma County Vineyard

I would imagine that when you think of the great wine regions of the world, destinations like Oregon and Washington aren’t the first to come to mind–it’s likely far-flung destinations in South America and Europe. These are the wines you’re probably used to seeing on wine lists. However, the west coast of America is making […]

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August 3, 2012 by | 1 Comment

The Best Barbecue Cities in America

Having grown up and lived for most of my life in North Carolina, I know a little something about barbecue, the quintessential American food. But while I take a lot of pride in Carolina barbecue, I’ve come to realize that it’s not the only good barbecue to found in this country. There are tons of […]

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June 15, 2012 by | 2 Comments

Costa Rica Pacific Coast Beaches

Much of the draw to Costa Rica is the natural beauty, from waterfalls to volcanoes to cloud forests to rolling hills. Natural landmarks that many would have to travel across multiple countries to experience can be found within the borders of Costa Rica. The beaches of Costa Rica are no exception. However, while the general […]

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May 31, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Must-See Volcanoes in Central America

When you think of Central America, what do you think of? Beaches and rainforests? Local food like beans, rice, and plantain? But what about volcanoes? It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of traveling to Central America. Nor is visiting a volcano probably one of the top things you […]

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May 25, 2012 by | Comments Off on Must-See Volcanoes in Central America

The Best American Food Truck Cities

Food trucks; what a novel concept. The fact that you can order food from the same vehicle that transports it. And not just any type of food, but gourmet items that can serve as your lunch or dinner. What at one time was nothing more than hot dog stands and ice cream trucks has evolved […]

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May 21, 2012 by | 1 Comment

How to Plan a Trip to Napa Valley

Napa Valley

When you think about the Napa Valley of California, you automatically think wine. It’s for good reasons, especially since the Napa Valley has over 400 wineries. You could spend an entire week touring the vineyards of the region and still just barely scrape the surface. But to help you plan your next California wine country […]

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May 3, 2012 by | Comments Off on How to Plan a Trip to Napa Valley