Leucadia – Not Just For Hippies And Surfers

Leucadia is an artsy beachside community within the picturesque South California beach community of Encinitas. At one time it was a mecca for surfers and hippies alike; remnants of the 1960′s era are still very much in evidence. Where else can you see tie-dye T-shirts, eclectic lawn art, cigar store Indians, hippie love beads and surfboard mailboxes? Settled...  Read More »

Touristy Attractions

Iconic sites and touristy attractions are the Three O’s: Overrated, Overseen, and Overwritten about I have no problem visiting overrated, overseen, and overwritten about sites – or as I’ll refer to them, the “three Os”. See more here:  Touristy Attractions  Mail this post Technorati Tags: attractions, facebook,...  Read More »


As an expat, I often forget how hard international travel can be. Since I’m lucky to be able to drive or train to several countries within a few hours, travel is easy. Original post:  Money  Mail this post Technorati Tags: atozchallenge, Destinations, encourage, flares, Hotels, money, thoughts, travel, travel-turtle, Writing  Read More →

Hotel Alternatives

***I’m out of town and have limited access to my computer, but I wanted to make sure I still had some posts in the A-Z challenge. Read the original post:  Hotel Alternatives  Mail this post Technorati Tags: atozchallenge, belgium, city, encourage, facebook, family-travel, hotel-alternatives, Hotels, travel-advice, travel-turtle, Writing  Read More →

Hogmanay for families with young kids

As the official Edinburgh website puts it Hogmanay is, basically, a New Year’s celebration of, THREE DAYS of spectacular events, incredible bands and amazing crowds from every corner of the globe. Maybe not the most child-friendly sounding event, but I still think it’s worth a visit View post: Hogmanay for families with young kids  Mail...  Read More »