City Overview: Saugatuck & Douglas, Michigan

Michigan is a popular place for tourists, especially in the Midwest. The state offers a lot of greenery and many fresh water beaches for Midwesterners who are looking for a vacation not too far from home. One gem of Michigan, which ranges from completely unknown to some and very well-known to others, is the twin city duo of Saugatuck and Douglas. Located right off of Lake Michigan’s eastern coast, these small cities have much to boast about, no matter what kind of traveler and vacationer you are.  Continue reading “City Overview: Saugatuck & Douglas, Michigan”

Music Box Theater, Chicago, IL

For movie lovers, like myself, finding an old movie theater is a never-ending adventure. The Music Box Theater in Chicago is no exception here. Specializing in cult, independent, and classic films, Music Box Theater draws many different people, all with one love or interest: a unique movie-going experience. Continue reading “Music Box Theater, Chicago, IL”

City Overview: Heidelberg, Germany

While there are many big cities in Germany that are worth your time, some of the small cities are just as worthy of a spot on your travel list. A great example would be the town of Heidelberg. Heidelberg is located on the southeastern side of Germany, just south of Frankfurt. The main draws to this town is the old charm and romantic feel it gives off to anyone who visits.  Continue reading “City Overview: Heidelberg, Germany”

Gelaterie Stecco Natura, Sicily, Italy

Today’s post brings us back to the island of Ortigia, off the mainland of Sicily. Southern Italy can be a hot place to be, temperature wise, especially in the summer. What better way to cool off than with some popsicle-like desserts? A medium-sized chain, called Gelaterie Stecco Natura, translated to something like “natural ice cream on a stick,” offers exactly this type of treat, with many different flavor combinations.  Continue reading “Gelaterie Stecco Natura, Sicily, Italy”

The Orange Garden, Rome, Italy

The Orange Garden of Rome is located on Aventine Hill, one of Rome’s seven hills. The garden, called Giardino degli Aranci in Italian, is a beautiful way to enjoy the city from afar. While beautiful views from atop a famed monument or building can often cost money, this view is entirely free, which makes it even more appealing for budget travelers.  Continue reading “The Orange Garden, Rome, Italy”

Sonoma Canopy Tours, Occidental, CA

If you’re in California and you’re amazed by the California redwood trees, then you need to know about Sonoma Canopy Tours. While hiking through the redwoods is an amazing experience, especially getting that picture that makes any human look tiny next to these gigantic trees, a less-known and more exciting way to experience the redwoods is by zip-lining. Why stay down on the ground when you can be up in these magnificent trees, enjoying the view of the entire forest?   Continue reading “Sonoma Canopy Tours, Occidental, CA”

Good Food Coffee and Bakery, Prague, Czech Republic

Traveling to Prague means a lot of hearty food: potatoes, pot pies, and meat. While all of this is delicious, you may start looking for something on the sweeter side to balance all those savory flavors. If you’re looking for a unique dessert experience I would recommend going to Good Food Coffee and Bakery and getting one of their many different types of “chimney” desserts. Continue reading “Good Food Coffee and Bakery, Prague, Czech Republic”

Caseificio Borderi, Ortigia, Sicily

If you ever find yourself on the island of Sicily, located south of the Italian mainland, you need to invest time to venture just a bit further south, to the small island of Ortigia, right off of the main island of Sicily. Ortigia is known as the historic center of Sicily. It has a very quaint, old-town feel as you walk and gaze at its many features. Like any traveler, you are bound to get hungry as you wander around the island. Continue reading “Caseificio Borderi, Ortigia, Sicily”