Denmark, Destinations, Europe, Food + Drink

24 Hours in Copenhagen

April 30, 2015

Copenhagen is a quaint city that is full of character. It is full of friendly people, amazing architecture and beautiful plants and flowers. You won’t walk a block without seeing 10 people on bikes pleasantly riding to their next destination. It is seemingly very common to bike to work, and you will see packs of people leisurely riding in a dedicated bike lane. There didn’t seem to be much car traffic, but the bike congestion was out of this world. People didn’t seem to mind though. Rain, shine or bumper to bumper, these people seemed pretty happy and care-free strolling away on their bicycles!

We got to see a good amount of the city in the time we were there, but there is always more to see and do–no matter how much time you spend somewhere! So, if you are going to spend 24 hours in Copenhagen, here are a few top sights to see.

Continue Reading…

California, Chicago, Destinations, Journal, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York City, United States

Road Trip Across the USA

April 23, 2015

Dennis and I have road tripped from the East Coast to the West Coast, and have lived on both of those coasts AND smack dab in the middle of the Midwest.

Each place is awesome in different ways, but there are absolutely a few “must see” cities. What are those top cities to hit if you are road tripping across the US? I have made a list of four US Road Trips to get your juices flowin’ and hit the road!

Continue Reading…

California, Destinations, Food + Drink, Lifestyle, United States

Best Coffee Shops in Newport Beach / Costa Mesa

April 19, 2015

The beach cities of Southern California are quite unique in that there are more green juice places per capita than coffee shops. [Not that I consulted with the city planner or anything… Just based on my observations].

Sure, you can find a major coffee chain every half-mile in Newport Beach, but when I want coffee; I want some really high-quality goods. Orange County has a bunch of excellent coffee shops, but for today, we will focus on Newport Beach and the neighboring Costa Mesa.

Continue Reading…

Destinations, Europe, Journal, Sweden

Skara Adventures: Part I

September 3, 2014

Discovering Family Roots

We had the most wonderful day with our relatives on our last day in Sweden. Roland had planned a bunch of activities for us to do as we ventured to Skara, the town where our common relatives had lived, and some are currently still living there!

Continue Reading…