Category: Travel Tales

San Francisco: Street Food to Fine Dining

Breakfast After our ride on the cable car we needed breakfast and, based on a recommendation from the hotel, we decided to try the Hollywood Cafe on North Point Street. It is within walking distance of the cable car turn around. We enjoyed breakfast on the covered patio. We had breakfast about 10am on a

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California: Exploring San Francisco

As I discussed in my 5 Travel Tips for Napa post, this was a girls trip. Due to the time difference we were all up before 6am on our first morning in California, despite not getting to the hotel until midnight. This worked to our advantage. Riding the Cable Car After coffee we decided to

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Top 5 Things to Consider Before Visiting Napa

In October I took a girls trip to San Francisco and Napa. We had a great time and I learned a lot planning this trip. Before sharing the adventure I want to provide these tips that either helped in the planning or I learned while on the trip. Looking to go on a budget? Research

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Colorado: Buffalo Bill Wild West Museum

After exploring Downtown Golden we headed up to Lookout Mountain. On the top of the mountain is the final resting place of Buffalo Bill Cody and Museum. Buffalo Bill was buried here as his final wish. From what the nice volunteer at the visitor center in Golden told us, once Bill Cody passed away his

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Colorado: Welcome to Golden

Over the summer we had the opportunity to meet up with some of our family in Colorado for a little mini family reunion and birthday celebration. We got there a little earlier and spent some time exploring Golden, CO. Golden is about 20 minutes from Denver and has an adorable downtown area. Things to do

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Kansas: Cousins Eddie’s

I love finding random little, interesting stops in small towns while on road trips. On the way to and from Bent’s Old Fort, we drove through Coolidge, Kansas. In the original 1983 National Lampoon’s Vacation movie Cousin Eddie is from Coolidge, Kansas. Despite enjoying the Christmas Vacation movie, I have not watched the original film

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Texas Renaissance Festival

A couple of weeks ago I got the opportunity to visit the Texas Renaissance Festival down near Houston. I love Ren Fests, I think they are a ton of fun, they typically have good food and great entertainment along with some pretty decent mead. We visited on Pirate Weekend and there were a ton of

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