Research — Travel questions answered
So you want to go to Machu Picchu?
My words of advice to anyone planning a trip to the beautiful bucket list destination of Machu Picchu!
By Air, Land and Sea – The Bucket List
“Bucket list” is a common term, thrown around often in every day speech, however, according to Webster’s dictionary definition its first known use dates back only to 2006! While I have been dreaming about exploring all I can in the
Oahu Snorkeling: Where should I go?
Snorkeling is one of the most accessible ways for people to experience ocean life, up close. It is a suitable activity for everyone in your party, whether they are 5 or 105! There are also ways to make the sport safe for all levels of swimming skill.
Wine Tasting: Do I need to leave the SF Penninsula?
While it is known that wineries and tasting rooms dot the Santa Cruz mountains and the South Bay, does the tasting experience really stack up to what you can experience in Napa or Sonoma? I recently discovered that with a
How do I update my passport in a pinch?
If you are like me, you sometimes like to leave unpleasant administrative tasks, such as updating your passport with your new married name, to the absolute last minute. If you are lucky enough to live in a city with a
The Bay to LA: Is taking the train really an option?
It’s that time of year again and my husband and I were trying to figure out how to get to his mom’s house for Thanksgiving. We thought through the usual options: fly or drive. Both options are slightly desirable for
Loyalty: What’s happening to US Frequent Flier Programs? Which should I choose?
I have been a loyal United Airlines customer for essentially my entire traveling life. I still remember how happy I was the first time I achieved that aspirational goal of qualifying for 1K Status. After several years at 1K and many more
Yurts: Where can I rent one in Northern California?
Looking for an affordable, unforgettable way to enjoy Northern California nature? Try out a yurt! A yurt is an ancient shelter used by Central Asian nomads for centuries. The compact shape of the yurt and combination of lightweight members in
Bora Bora: Which Starwood Property to Choose?
My husband and I recently returned from an amazing honeymoon that included a stop in Bora Bora. Bora Bora is definitely an aspirational destination – not a place that one is likely to go to more than once in their