Travel, Adventure & Reviews


My hubby and me at the world’s largest ice cave in Austria

Traveling and exploring new places near and far is a passion of mine. I like to think of myself as an adventurer! Below you’ll find posts I’ve written that share my recent travels, as well as some posts about restaurants, wineries, and other fun experiences that I’ve enjoyed.

United States – 

Thursday Travel Throwback: Across the USA

California –

Food & Wine:

A Trip to Lundberg Family Farms During their Rice Harvest

California Wine Country ’16 Trip: My Favorite Sonoma & Napa Wineries

San Diego Restaurant Week Fun: Del Mar’s CUCINA enoteca + Taste of Thai

Wine Tasting in the Santa Ynez Valley

Food Touring in Carlsbad

Clos LaChance Winery, San Martin

Napa Valley Wine Tasting – Crane Family Vineyards, Stag’s Leap, V. Sattui, St. Clement Vineyards, Rutherford Hills Winery

Solvang: California’s Taste of Denmark

Inn at Sonoma Review + My Favorite California Road Trip ’16 Eats

Livermore Valley Wine Country – Underdog Wine Bar @ Concannon Vineyards, McGrail Vineyards, Murietta’s Well, Garre

Palm Springs Trip Recap: Where We Ate, Drank & Explored

San Diego Spotlight on Elizabethan Desserts

San Diego Restaurant Week 2016: Lunching at Del Mar Rendezvous & La Jolla’s Brockton Villa

Grape Stomping at Menghini Winery, Julian

Eagles Nest Winery, Julian

Arrivederci Ristorante, San Diego

Gracias Madre, San Francisco (vegan Mexican restaurant)

San Diego Spotlight on Crepes & Corks Restaurant and Wine Bar

Tigelleria Organic Italian Restaurant, Campbell, San Jose 

San Diego Spotlight on Swami’s Cafe

San Diego Spotlight on Cafe Topes

San Diego Spotlight on Lotus Cafe & Juice Bar

The Good Fork, Morgan Hill (California-style bistro)

Seasons 52, La Jolla (American grill)

Paolo’s, San Jose (upscale Italian)

Kitchen 1540 in L’Auberge Del Mar (trendy waterfront hotel restaurant)

Gabardine, Point Loma, San Diego (a neighborhood kitchen featuring seafood & small plates)

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill, La Jolla

Random Fun:

Weekend Escape to Big Bear Lake

Ice Skating Along the Coast at Hotel Del Coronado

Everyday California’s Kayaking Whale Watching Tour (La Jolla)

IDEA World Convention 2016: Working Out with Jillian Michaels & Trying POP Pilates (Los Angeles)

3 Food Trends Seen at Natural Products Expo West (Anaheim)

Exploring Catalina Island

The Gilroy Garlic Festival

Whale Watching in San Diego

Camping in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Julian

Sailboating in Monterey

Coronado Dog Beach

Florida –

Bachelorette Partying in Miami [Travel Recap]

Hawaii –

Thursday Travel Throwback: Hawaii 

Louisiana –

Thursday Travel Throwback: New Orleans

New Jersey –

Veggie Heaven, Montclair (vegetarian Chinese food)

Nevada –

Hiking at Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay State Park

Vegas Girls’ Night: GIADA at The Cromwell [Restaurant Review]

Vegetarian & Gluten Free Eating in South Lake Tahoe

Las Vegas Fun: Boating Around Lake Mead & Vegan Dining at Downtown Container Park

Skiing for the First Time in Lake Tahoe

A Visit to The Hoover Dam

Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas

New York –

NYC Ladies’ Night: Blossom on Carmine & The Butcher’s Daughter Vegan Dining

Philadelphia – 

Touring the Philadelphia Eagles Stadium

Washington –

Seattle’s Pike Place Market

Mexico – 

Cabo Adventures Luxury Sailboat Excursion

My Favorite Cabo Dinner: Hacienda Cocina y Cantina

Cabo San Lucas Travel Review: Staying at Hacienda Encantada

A Day in Baja, Mexico


Thailand – 

Elephant Trekking in a Rainforest

Eating & Drinking in Thailand

Meeting Up with My Marine

My Vacation Recap


Ireland – 

Where to Eat Vegetarian in Dublin

Favorite Sights & Scenes in Dublin

Visiting Ireland’s Cliffs of Moher

Italy – 

Venice: City of Dreams

Wine, Pizza, Tartufo, Oh My! My First Dinner in Venice

Thursday Travel Throwback: Studying Abroad in Sicily

Austria – 

The World’s Largest Ice Cave: Austria’s Eisriesenwelt

Austria’s Liechtenstein Gorge

My Vegetarian Eats in Austria 

The Netherlands – 

Memorable Eats & Drinks in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s House of Bols

Snapshots of Amsterdam (2013 trip)

Sights & Eats in Amsterdam (2012 trip)

Germany – 

Exploring Cologne



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