Alviso Marina: Afternoon in the salt flats

Afternoon adventure in the salt flats A couple of weekends ago, I (lovingly) dragged my boyfriend out of the house to go visit Alviso Marina County Park to see the famous salt flats. Alviso is a county park in Santa Clara which is known for it's super cool salt flats. I had seen pictures all…

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Northern California Renaissance Faire at Casa de Fruta

A couple of weekend ago, my boyfriend and I traveled down to Casa de Fruta, just outside of Hollister, CA, for the Northern California Renaissance Faire.  It was about an hour's drive from our home in San Jose, but it was totally worth it. I had always wanted to go to the faire and  my…

How studying abroad made me disenchanted with my American life

A year has past since left for my four month study abroad stay in Viterbo, Italy. To put into words how much those four months changed my life, I simply could not do it justice. It was something that I had always dreamed of doing; venturing out into an unknown world, meeting and living with…

How to Use Airbnb – The SAFE Way

AirBnB became a way of life for me when I was studying abroad last fall, this is very good advice from fellow blogger @AshleyMiller

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Do you have any anxiety using Airbnb?

Well if you are a strictly hotel/motel guy or gal give me JUST 3 MINUTES to introduce your to Airbnb and change your mind!

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As we are well aware, travel is well….  EXPENSIVE! But, there are people like me who don’t have much extra cash and still manage to travel. How you ask? Personally, I decide what I can live without, and then I let all that go! This means that while staying in a nice hotel with a pool and room service would be nice, I instead check out available Airbnb options! Airbnb costs are low, but location and quality are as high as you could want. This is an especially good option for families who require multiple rooms, as you could (potentially) rent a whole apartment or home to stay in for the duration of your trip.

However as…

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