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Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida

As we head into summer most people are not thing about vacations and where to go. With that in mind, I was inspired by the vacation rental site Tripping.com and want to share the following top 10  friendly dog parks and dog beaches in Florida. After all, Fido wants to join you on your vacation too. I know our dogs Dolly and Belle love to go and explore new places with us. Above is a picture of them at a dog park here in Colorado.  Continue reading Top 10 Dog Parks and Dog Beaches in Florida

Comedor Guadalajara – Authentic Mexican Food in Phoenix

Comedor GuadalajaraWhile my niece Alex and I were in Phoenix we wanted some good Mexican food. We jumped on our phone and found a place that the locals go, Comedor Guadalajara.  It states that they are a family owned and operated Mexican food restaurant located in South Central Phoenix, AZ. For over 40 years, they’ve been serving Phoenix’s finest Mexican food with exciting dishes and unique ambiance. Continue reading Comedor Guadalajara – Authentic Mexican Food in Phoenix

Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England

Walker Art MuseumI love art (as you can probably tell from various other blog posts) and had to visit the Walker Art Gallery when we were in Liverpool, England. I had never heard of it until we were talking to some locals in Manchester who told us we had to visit if we liked art. Thus, we took art of a day and explore the museum. PSA, make sure to talk to locals when traveling. They have the best advice!  Continue reading Walker Art Gallery Museum – Liverpool, England

Traditions are Made at the Hallmark Visitor Center – Kansas City

Hallmark Visitors CenterOn a trip to watch the Angles play the Royals, we explored the area when we weren’t at the games 🙂  One of the most enjoyable things we experienced while in Kansas City, Missouri was the Hallmark Visitors Center. Hallmark is an exciting company which has been creating greeting cards and many other products in 30 languages that reach 100 countries around the globe for over a 100 years. Continue reading Traditions are Made at the Hallmark Visitor Center – Kansas City

Never Give Up Hope! Perseverance Is Vital!

HopeToday I wanted to share how I was felling over the weekend as I look at going back to work on Monday. I am thankful and blessed for my job, and I enjoy what I do (thank you to my co-workers for the appreciation). However, I do have some bigger dreams and they aren’t in a cube surrounded by other people in cubes. I want to explore the world and see what else is out there to see. I created this blog mostly for fun, but it has made my sense of wanderlust much worse, lol. I can only keep plugging away at my dreams, and hope that one day they will come true. Continue reading Never Give Up Hope! Perseverance Is Vital!

Trade a Minute of Your Time For a Colorado Souvenir

I have been blogging for over a year and a half now and  have enjoyed sharing our stories and experiences as we travel all over the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico. As much as I write my blog as a way to relive our trips, I write it for  you, my readers. I write it hoping that you will glean some information, maybe relive a memory, or intrigue you enough to plan  your own experience.  Continue reading Trade a Minute of Your Time For a Colorado Souvenir

Our 17-Mile Drive in Scenic Pebble Beach, California

17-Mile DriveWhile on one of our trips in Northern California we were lucky enough to drive the breathtaking 17-mile drive through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey   Peninsula. It is absolutely beautiful and follows the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions, including Spanish Bay Cove, the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the 5,300-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees. Before we went I knew it was 17 miles. duh, but I didn’t know it had four primary entrances, the main highway entrance at California State Route 1, and entrances in Carmel and Pacific Grove.      Continue reading Our 17-Mile Drive in Scenic Pebble Beach, California

Robin Williams – The Man Who Gave So Much To So Many People

Robin Williams has been gone since August of 2014, but I still find it hard to believe he is gone. Every now and then I will be scrolling through on the tv remote and come across a movie or something he was in and it give me a moment of both sadness and happiness. Such an incident happened yesterday when I happened to come across and episode of Mork and Mindy. Found myself watching them rest of it laughing at the antics that was Robin Williams. Thus I decided to share a post about his and how he has touched us through the years. Continue reading Robin Williams – The Man Who Gave So Much To So Many People

Save Money on Flights by Clearing Browser Cookies

In today’s age of technology we are booking flights and flying across the county at increasing rates. With the summer season upon us, ticket prices will also be increasing. However, there are still a few tricks to  try to get the cheapest tickets available be flying certain times or certain days. You can read my post Best Time to Book Airline Tickets. However there is another trick that a lot of people may not know, and it’s pretty simple. It’s called clearing your cookies. Not we aren’t talking about cleaning cookies off your keyboard, lol, we are taking about clearing the history in your browsers. Continue reading Save Money on Flights by Clearing Browser Cookies

Top 4 Destinations on Our 20th Anniversary List

I am having a major case of wanderlust and can’t help day dreaming about our 20th wedding anniversary next year. We have some trip planned for almost every month this year, but I can’t stop thinking about spending two weeks in Europe somewhere next May. We are going to use miles, so I can’t actually start looking until June (they start booking 11 months out). This might be part of the issue, as I keep thinking of places on our bucket list, then I read a post, or blog about another amazing place, and now it’s in the mix, lol. But we have narrowed it down to the top 4 places that are on the top of our list. Continue reading Top 4 Destinations on Our 20th Anniversary List