San Diego, California

This past week I was feeling restless, so I packed a small suitcase, grabbed the dog, and headed South to San Diego. After much searching and comparing online, I ended up at Hotel Indigo in the Gaslamp Quarter. My main reason behind choosing this hotel is because they are so dog-friendly. Many hotels claim to be dog-friendly, but […]

Palm Springs, California

After finally going to the California DMV and taking my written test, and becoming “legal” to drive in California (after living here almost 8 years!), I decided a roadtrip was in order and headed out to Palm Springs, because what better place for someone with an adversity to heat to go than the desert? I […]

Day 3 – Oslo, Norway

Day 3 – Cruise Embarkation – Oslo, Norway Saturday morning – had a wonderful sleep last night in Oslo, at the Thon Hotel Astoria after meeting with some of my CruiseCritic.com friends for drinks in Aker Brygge. I woke up and enjoyed an amazing breakfast, smorgasbord as the Scandinavians would say. For those of you […]

Day 2 – Oslo, Norway

Day 2 is officially over, and I can now say I’ve officially been to Europe! All I can say is I love it over here. It’s surreal however, to not be the primary, dominant spoken language – everything is in Norwegian first. The country is beautiful – my ride in to Oslo on the train […]

Day 1 – London

Well, I am now officially a World Traveler, although, I guess because I’ve been to Canadia (yes, I spelled that correctly), and Mexico, I already hold that title, but everything seems much more official, now that I have crossed the Atlantic. It’s a bit surreal – I’m in another country, halfway around the world. It’s […]