A Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Los Gatos
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A Solo Female Traveler’s Guide to Los Gatos

Los Gatos, California, is one of Silicon Valley’s best places to visit! Only an hour drive south of San Francisco, it is nestled just north of the Santa Cruz mountains. The houses on those hills make me think of Switzerland, especially when they are lit up at night. Downtown Los Gatos includes a half-mile stretch…

2 Perfect Days in Savannah – Prepare to be Charmed!
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2 Perfect Days in Savannah – Prepare to be Charmed!

A quick internet search brings up these words to describe Savannah, Georgia: To me it is the definition of Charming! I can’t think of another place where I’ve felt so gol-darned charmed! I think it was mainly the architecture, historic homes, street layout (22 parklike squares) and, oh, those Live Oak trees dripping with Spanish…

Amtrak California Zephyr Review:  Is this 52 hour train ride worth it?
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Amtrak California Zephyr Review: Is this 52 hour train ride worth it?

The Amtrak California Zephyr train ride is on the bucket list for many of us!  It is a 52 hour ride from Emeryville, California to Chicago, Illinois.  It is often called the most beautiful train trip in the US. The route has stops in Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Omaha (along with 30+ other…

What’s it like in Pacific Grove?
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What’s it like in Pacific Grove?

Is Pacific Grove worth a visit? What’s it like? I sense you wondering these things, so let me fill you in! Pacific Grove (called “PG” by the locals) is a small (pop.15,000) seaside town between Monterey and Carmel, California. There are beautiful beaches & ocean views, lots of those colorful pretty flowers you only see…