RECENT POSTS

Top 5 reasons to drive Minnesota’s North Shore All-American Scenic Drive

If you know me, you know that I love a good road trip. Writing about the North Shore All-American Scenic Drive for Travelocity was the cherry on top. For as short as this drive is, it sure did pack a lot of fun. So, if you’ve been looking to take a family road trip this … Continue reading Top 5 reasons to drive Minnesota’s North Shore All-American Scenic Drive

7 of America’s most unique state parks

My latest story for Orbitz is out so state park lovers take note! From the land of giants and bison herds to retro fun, shipwrecks, and desert art, here are 7 of America’s best and most unique State Parks. 7 of America’s most unique state parks Badlands American Bison Bull (Bison bison)

6 hippest small towns to get off-grid

Small towns. They’re out there. Little road trip gems offering slower-paced escapes. We’re talking about those artsy and hip, good vibes, tasty bites, and intriguing things to do type small towns—the ones far enough from city life to make you feel off-grid and relaxed, but with enough to do to ensure a memorable trip. Ready … Continue reading 6 hippest small towns to get off-grid

Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz, California, offers good swells and a perfect vantage point from above for photographers and students of surfing. Last September, I was fortunate enough to drive from Seattle, Washington, to San Diego, California, hugging the spectacular coastline along both Highway 101 and 1, a.k.a, the mighty Pacific Coast Highway. I even … Continue reading Bird’s Eye View of Steamer Lane

Legacy and Tradition in Paso Robles

A few sips of Pierini Family wine and a visit with winemaker Jan Pierini shows how embracing family legacy and a minimalist approach makes her one of the best in Paso Robles. Jan Pierini's eyes sparkled to life as she walked down a well-manicured corridor of vines, talking to them in a soft, motherly tone. … Continue reading Legacy and Tradition in Paso Robles

4 Reasons Why I’ll Choose Paradise Bay Resort Again

This luxury boutique hotel is located on the tropical windward coast of Oahu. Picking the right hotel when on vacation is essential. For my wife and I, the hotel must be able to check off certain boxes when it comes to things like a good breakfast, comfortable rooms, proximity to restaurants and the option of … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why I’ll Choose Paradise Bay Resort Again

Three Hours in St. Augustine

December is one of the coldest months to visit Florida and the weather can change seemingly every 20 minutes. It'll be sunny and clear, then the dark clouds will drift over, rain will fall, then it'll be sunny, then one more time, the rain will fall, this time as a heavy downpour. I'll take it … Continue reading Three Hours in St. Augustine

3 Delicious Stops in Anchorage That Will Leave You Wanting More

Anchorage seems to have it all - the majestic Chugach Mountains, Sleeping Lady overlooking Cook Inlet, trendy metropolitan appeal, and easy access to some of the best Alaskan adventure you can endure. The city also hosts some of the best restaurants I've experienced as well. From Marx Bros. Cafe and Ginger to Orso and La … Continue reading 3 Delicious Stops in Anchorage That Will Leave You Wanting More

A Travel Junkie’s Perfect Day in Fairbanks, Alaska

At 65 degrees north latitude, Fairbanks serves as a central gateway to the Interior – Denali National Park two-hours to the south, the Arctic Circle five-hours to the north, Nome, Barrow, and the mighty Yukon River. Fairbanks itself is home to a small, yet charming downtown with hints of the area’s history in dog mushing, … Continue reading A Travel Junkie’s Perfect Day in Fairbanks, Alaska

People In Your Travel Pics

On a recent and quick road trip through Utah I had the opportunity to revisit Arches National Park - a favorite destination of mine of which I've experienced multiple times over the years. I didn't have my usual camera gear being that it was my honeymoon, yet I still felt the need to take some … Continue reading People In Your Travel Pics