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Seattle Travel Tips – Hiking at Rattlesnake Ridge

Written By: Tonya - Mar• 17•12

I must start off this post by telling you I know nothing about hiking. Nothing. Which is actually quite sad being that I live 45 minutes away from the Alps. Maybe because I am from flat Florida, I was always a bit intimidated by the thought. Which, I now realize, was very silly of me. After some awesome friends of ours took us on our first hiking trip in Washington at Rattlesnake Ridge…I can now without a doubt say, I will be doing this wayyyy more often!


Munich Italian, Il Mulino

Written By: Tonya - Mar• 09•12

First off, I must apologize for not posting all that much recently. I’ve not been out and about quite as much due to my German classes which have consumed most of my time in the last month.  I hope as spring settles into Munich and I have a bit more free time, I will be able to hunt down some more hidden travel treasures!

With that being said, I do have one little thing to suggest if you are visiting Munich (or live here) and would like a great…scratch that…AMAZING Italian meal. Please do yourself a favor and go to Il Mulino.  It is located in the Maxvorstadt area of Munich and is probably the best Italian food I’ve ever had. (Although Ville Dante is still one of my favorites in town)


Hotel Review: Makanda by the Sea in Costa Rica

Written By: Tonya - Feb• 20•12

If you are going to Costa Rica and are looking for somewhere a little extra special to stay, I can highly recommend Hotel Makanda by the Sea. We stayed here for our visit during Christmas and could not have been happier. It was absolutely perfect. From the tropical setting to the spacious rooms, they really don’t leave out one detail!

(Photo above: view from our room)


Wintery Wonderland at the Partnachklamm

Written By: Tonya - Feb• 14•12

Last year I wrote a post on one of my favorite places to go in Bavaria, the Partnachklamm in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. While it is definitely very beautiful in summer, I might be so inclined to say, it was even more beautiful in winter. I suppose it was because it is really unlike anything I had ever seen before. Anywhere the water flows in the summer has now turned to ice, creating stunning natural ice sculptures all over. It is truly magnificant.


Camping in Florida- Edward Medard Park

Written By: Tonya - Feb• 06•12

While camping Florida may not be quite as awesome as camping in Austria, there are still some great places to go. On our last visit to the sunshine state, we went camping with some friends at the Edward Medard Park and Reserve and had a great experience. Despite the fact that Florida doesn’t have crystal clear lakes or mountains, we still have a lot of wildlife and stunning landscapes for a very enjoyable camping experience.


Pura Vida – Travel Tips from Costa Rica

Written By: Tonya - Jan• 27•12

Ever since I was a teenager I can remember wanting to visit Costa Rica. At the surf shop where I worked, the owners would take their family on a yearly excursion to this place that sounded so wonderful that I would be consumed with jealously. I wanted to go so badly. Finally, this past Christmas, my family and I visited this magical place and I was not let down. Not one bit.


Florida Travel Tip – Beautiful Beaches at Fort De Soto

Written By: Tonya - Jan• 18•12

I love it when you discover a new area in a place you’ve been almost your whole life. This happened to me recently on a trip to Fort Desoto on the Gulf coast of Florida (which is basically where I spent my entire existance) I had heard of the park, but didn’t actually ever visit it or even know where it was…turns out, I was missing out on a great spot!