Have you ever read a book that changed your whole dang life? If so, you may just recognize some of the titles in this post containing 10 life-changing books that have the power to change your mindset for good. If not, well, read on, my friend. Because if you’ve made it this far, you are …

This tour of Ernesto Hemingway’s Madrid is a bit of a pub crawl but, hey, if you’re going to follow in the footsteps of Papa, you’re gonna get drunk. I am a huge fan of getting to know a city by way of wandering and an even bigger fan of Ernest Hemingway (or Don Ernesto …

With more than 30 Ramona wineries to try, a visit to this beautiful California wine region – just a 45-minute drive outside of San Diego – will keep you more than busy for the weekend! The Ramona Valley is one of the youngest wine regions in California, but making quality wine is nothing new to …

Hike in Joshua Tree National Park? Yes, please! A hike is an absolute must when visiting this natural wonderland where two deserts meet. The park is a transition zone where the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert overlap, creating an area rich in biodiversity, beauty…and hiking trails! Many of the hikes at Joshua Tree are …

The Trail of Ten Falls is hands down one of the best hikes near Portland. And that’s saying a lot considering all of the beautiful hiking to be done in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest! But how can you beat 10 lovely waterfalls, three of which you can actually walk behind? Answer: You can’t! This …

This beautiful Cabrillo National Monument hike along the Bayside Trail is a quick and easy, two-mile down and back with panoramic views of the ocean and the bay. You will see sailboats and naval ships passing beneath you as you walk out to the end of Point Loma. Cabrillo National Monument is San Diego’s only …