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 […]

Apprehension Sets In

So here I am, twelve days away from the biggest and most exciting journey of my life. I’m about to travel half way around the world, alone. I’m excited for the opportunity to explore other cultures but apprehensive at doing this trip solo. While I am used to being alone most of my time, it’s […]