Blue Grotto

Our first full day in Malta. After getting in around 2am, I had trouble getting up and out of the house for a 1pm tour. I’m tired, I’m groggy, I’m jet lagged. But I’m in Malta so I’m determined to make the best of it. The guide stops and makes us walk down steps half…

Barceloneta

“My cousin wrote back…she wants to meet for lunch!” “Your cousin? The one in Barcelona you haven’t seen in 40 years?!” “Yep, here is the address of the restaurant we are going to meet at.” Look at map…”Are you serious? If I remember correctly, that’s the not so great area of Barcelona. It’s full of…

Stinson Beach

“Over the river and through the woods to Stinson Beach we go!” Even though Stinson Beach is considered “right outside” San Francisco, it’s actually a beautiful cove hidden behind miles of the twists and turns of the Marin Headlands. Living in the East Bay our entire Californian lives, we had never made it to Stinson…

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

On our last day in San Diego, we spent a lazy morning packing up our AirBnB and making a picnic lunch. We were headed north next, and thought on our way out of town, at the suggestion of a friend, we decided to check out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve. My friend promised beautiful views…

La Jolla Shores

Palm tree lined streets. Sun, sand, waves washing on shore. Warm weather. Who can resist the call of the beach when surrounded by such temptation. But to be able to do it in January, that my friends, is truly an event to celebrate. The weekend we spent in San Diego was unseasonably warm. It was…

Kings Beach, Tahoe

A wide sandy beach, cool water lightly lapping at our feet, bright, warm sun, and a holiday weekend.  Sounds like the perfect beach day.  What surprised me was that the beach was not on the Atlantic ocean, Pacific Ocean, or even the Caribbean.  It was on the north shores of Lake Tahoe, a beautiful lake…

Beach Day in Asbury Park

It’s not a trip to Jersey Labor Day weekend if it doesn’t include a trip to the shore.  My sister and her boyfriend came down for one day and her boyfriend loves the water so we decided to go with my dad and the kiddos to Asbury Park.  Asbury Park has a great boardwalk, a…

Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach

In catching up with my travels from India I would be remiss not to write about a favorite activity in Mumbai. As I mentioned in my previous post, Marine Drive is a 3 kilometer long walk-way along the one of the bays in Mumbai.  Here on any given day you find people walking,  jogging, or…