The Rock – Discovering Alcatraz

One of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco was visiting the island of Alcatraz! The island is of course famous for the prison, but it also has other key characteristics that made...

Day Trip to Yosemite National Park

Before traveling to San Francisco, we decided to either venture north to the wine valleys of Napa and Sonoma or head away from the coast inland to Yosemite National Park. I am not sure...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Seattle

Seattle, Washington is one city that we are really hoping to visit in the near future (hopefully at some point during 2014). We are excited about the opportunities available here and the fact it...

Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39

A vacation or trip to San Francisco would not be the same without visiting Fisherman's Wharf and in particular Pier 39. If you are staying in the downtown area as we were, such as...

San Francisco Beckons!

When you think about San Francisco you probably all consider the likes of the Golden Gate Bridge, the beautiful San Fran Bay Area, the Wharf, Alcatraz or nearby places such as Napa Valley, Yosemite...

Opportunistic Traveling

Is there anything better than taking a random trip somewhere on a long weekend break? We love just being spontaneous and leaving it until the last minute to take trips. Of course, when you...

The National Mall in Washington DC Part 2

Following up on our other post regarding the National Mall in Washington DC, we had a great experience visiting a number of FREE (yes that's right, the majority of museums in the Mall in...

The National Mall in Washington DC Part 1

If you are looking to spend a full day exploring a plethora of history, heritage, fun and excitement for FREE then you would do well to find anywhere better suited than the National Mall...