Romantic Rocca Scaligera, castle on the island of Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

Sirmione – Lake Garda

Sirmione (SV) is a peninsula perched on the shores of Lake Garda and boasts historical treasures like the ancient Roman ruins of Grotte di Catullo and the medieval Rocca Scaligera Castle. Enveloped in the tranquil charm of Northern Italy, Sirmione is a haven for those captivated by history, with its thermal baths offering a taste […]

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Ik-Kil Cenote, Mexico. Lovely cenote in Yucatan Peninsulla with

Yucatan’s Spectacular Cenotes

Yucatan’s Spectacular Cenotes are a natural pit or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. The formation of cenotes is typically linked to the dissolution of soluble rocks (such as limestone, […]

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The Holy Shroud

The Shroud of Turin and Sudarium of Oviedo

The Shroud of Turin and the Sudarium of Oviedo are two of the most famous and intriguing relics in Christian history, and they are believed by some to have a direct connection to Jesus Christ. The Shroud of Turin is located in the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy. The Shroud is […]

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Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Rock Hewn Church

The creation Ethiopia’s Rock Hewn Church of the Saint George (SV) is a remarkable story that blends historical craftsmanship with religious devotion. Located in  in Lalibela, Ethiopia, this architectural marvel was created during the reign of King Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, a member of the Zagwe dynasty, who ruled Ethiopia in the late 12th and early […]

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Antelope Canyon in the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona USA

Antelope Canyon

Located in the American Southwest, Antelope Canyon (SV) appears as a mesmerizing labyrinth of smooth, flowing sandstone. Located near Page, Arizona, this slot canyon is a favorite destination for photographers and adventurers. There are upper and lower Antelope Canyons which include separate other canyons such as Rattlesnake Canyon, Mountain Sheep Canyon, Porcupine Canyon, Owl Canyon, […]

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Winter In Catalina Island – A Real Life Christmas Movie

Winter In Catalina Island – A Real Life Christmas Movie

My boyfriend and I chose the cute, quaint, magical island of Catalina to spend our 2-year anniversary. It was absolutely magical in every way. Winter in Catalina is a real-life Christmas movie. I swear I said “we are in a Hallmark movie” about 20 times. Our anniversary falls on December 19th. So it was nice […]

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Aerial view of Le Cascate del Mulino

Saturnia Hot Springs

Saturnia Hot Springs (SV) is located in the Maremma area of Tuscany, a region in central Italy. Specifically, it is situated in the municipality of Manciano, in the province of Grosseto. This area is known for its picturesque landscapes, encompassing rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves, and the Tyrrhenian coastline. Today, Saturnia Hot Springs is a […]

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London Bridge Resort

12 Days of Christmas at the London Bridge Resort

Our first visit to Lake Havasu was not the typical desert heat days jumping from boat to water just to stay cool. It also was not the typical traffic and summer crowds and parties. But what it was – a winter wonderland. My wife Lourdes and I took a last-minute vacation to the London Bridge […]

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Punta Gorda

Punta Gorda Florida

Punta Gorda is a small, picturesque city in Charlotte County, Florida, known for its beautiful waterfront views, historic district with Victorian-styled buildings, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and a popular destination for boating, fishing, and enjoying the pleasant Floridian climate. Punta Gorda shares some of the ecological and environmental characteristics that are typical of the […]

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Lake Havasu at 118 Degrees

Lake Havasu at 118 Degrees

Most people would find 118 degrees unbearable. However, there are travel destinations worldwide that regularly experience such high summer temperatures, and many choose these places for their holiday vacations. California is home to Palm Springs, while Arizona boasts the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City. This summer I received a text from my long-time friend, […]

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Oksana Kolesnikova Explores Boston’s Timeless Charm

Oksana Kolesnikova Explores Boston’s Timeless Charm

A Memorable Journey Through the Heart of America  Oksana® Kolesnikova, is an internationally renowned pianist and composer, educator, innovative music and language curriculum developer Boston is the cradle of American history, a city teeming with colonial charm, academic prestige, and vibrant energy. As I embarked on this exciting journey, I had high expectations for what […]

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The Mighty Atom

The Mighty Atom

As part of our Time Traveler series, we bring past stories to life with new experiences. As very young boy, Michael Castello met and once preformed with The Mighty Atom when the strongman was in his 70s. His life story is once again rising in a new age of natural body enhancement and mental focus. […]

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Summer In Catalina Island – A Californian Vacation

Summer In Catalina Island – A Californian Vacation

Summer In Catalina Island – A Californian Vacation Blue waves with underwater worlds, charming European-esque hills, and an enchanting clock tower that rings on every hour are few of the many wonders of this quaint and beautiful island. Summertime in Catalina is all the hype. I fell in love after my first trip during Wintertime. […]

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Al Maghtas – Site of Jesus Baptism

Al Maghtas – Site of Jesus Baptism

As part of our Time Traveler series, we bring past stories to life with new experiences.  In this article we venture to Al Maghtas the site of Jesus’ Baptism. A Landmark of Faith Al-Maghtas, a site steeped in spiritual importance and historical significance, holds a special place in the hearts of billions of people around […]

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Donate Life Float

Pasadena’s Rose Parade and the Donate Life Float

The Rose Parade is one of the most iconic events in the United States. It is held annually on, or just after, New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California and features elaborate floats, marching bands, and equestrian units. After a couple years of being canceled because of the COVID Pandemic, the 2023 Tournament of Roses Parade […]

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The Palm Beach Breakers Hotel – Time Traveler

The Palm Beach Breakers Hotel – Time Traveler

As part of our Time Traveler series, we bring past stories to life with new experiences. Michael Castello worked at The Breakers Hotel as a teenager, and came back decades later to experience this landmark as a time traveler. ou are greeted at the The Breakers entrance with a long procession of royal palms which […]

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Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ – There is a lot of beauty in this part of central California which is just south of San Francisco and part of the Monterey Bay. My travels to Santa Cruz were directed by my searching for an apartment for my son Jonathan who left NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in search of completing […]

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The Best of Pebble Beach

The Best of Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach is one of the most scenic areas in America. It needs no introduction to visitors and golfers alike. The Pebble Beach Company’s 17 miles along the Monterey coast host some of the best golf courses in the world.  The Pebble Beach course is a must play for any golfer, and a stay at […]

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The Best “Cheap” Hotel Near Disney World

The Best “Cheap” Hotel Near Disney World

Crowne Plaza Orlando – Lake Buena Vista It was my first time in Orlando and also my first time to Disney World. Our next stop would be Miami Beach, where it is stupid expensive, so I wanted to save as much as possible on our hotel near Disney World. After many, many hours and days […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Fly Aer Lingus

Why You Shouldn’t Fly Aer Lingus

Why You Shouldn’t Fly Aer Lingus I’m not one to dedicate a whole article completely trashing a company or business, but, in my view,  it is truly unfortunate the money I lost dealing with Aer Lingus. Let’s just cut straight to the story time. * At the end of my story time I post other […]

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Elmer’s Restaurant – A Palm Springs Favorite

Elmer’s Restaurant – A Palm Springs Favorite

Elmer’s Restaurant -Palm Springs Elmer’s Restaurant is a Palm Springs favorite loved by locals since 1960. No matter the new shiny restaurants that pop up in Palm Springs, Elmer’s is one with the community. The loyalty from customers is inspiring and Elmer’s wears it proudly. You will notice in Elmer’s the faces of the community […]

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Spencers Palm Springs

Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs

  Spencer’s Restaurant – Palm Springs Spencer’s Restaurant is the most magical, beautiful spot to have a romantic date in Palm Springs. With big fairytale like trees outside with balls of twinkling light hanging from them, it creates the sort of feel that you’re in an enchanted forest. Will you see Hansel and Gretel? Maybe […]

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The True Travel Stories of Marci Darling

The True Travel Stories of Marci Darling

Magic Carpets, Flying Ships, and Moonlit Kingdoms. The True Travel Stories of Marci Darling. Meet Marci Darling. Professional Belly Dancer, Circus Acrobat, Preschool Teacher, and World Traveler (and so much more). She has lived a fantastic, adventurous life that has filled her with so many amazing moments and cherished memories that she decided to jot […]

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Road Trip to St. George Utah

Road Trip To St George, Utah

Road Trip To St George, Utah I’m back in Utah!! And if you know me, you know it’s one of my favorite states. This time, I took a road trip to St. George. St. George is in the SouthWest part of Utah. It’s only 1 hour and 45 minutes from Las Vegas, and while it’s […]

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Eight 4 Nine Pink Palm Springs Restaurant

EIGHT4NINE – Pretty In Pink Palm Springs Restaurant

Eight4Nine – Pretty In Pink Palm Springs Restaurant This Palm Springs Restaurant & Lounge is Pink. And not in the bubblegum, barbie toy house kind of pink. But the elegant, chic, artsy kind of pink. Eight4Nine is gorgeous and I couldn’t get enough of it. Walking up to Eight4Nine is grand. The white stairs leading […]

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One Fun Day In LA

One Fun Day In LA

There’s so much to do in Los Angeles. It’s hard to know where to start. What vibes are you going for? Party? Touristy? Outdoorsy? I am gonna run you through my one fun day in LA. My boyfriend Andrew finally had a day off of work and we wanted to do something fun! What To […]

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NYC skyline

New York City – My 3 Day Itinerary

My 3 Day Itinerary in NYC HELLO New YORK!  New York City is one of my favorite cities- the vibe being unmatched. It had been four (4) whole years since I went last, and I finally got the opportunity to go again for a weekend this June (and this time over 21, so the experience […]

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Bâtard – Elegant New York City Restaurant

Bâtard – Elegant New York City Restaurant

Bâtard in New York City This Lower Manhattan restaurant is simply elegant. Bâtard’s simplicity and minimal décor is in fact more beautiful than you would expect. The walls are golden yellow that glow with lights and really is the staple look of Bâtard. Small, detailed white vines with leaves trail the walls which is a […]

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Hotel Chantelle Rooftop Restaurant – New York City

Hotel Chantelle Rooftop Restaurant – New York City

Jessica Castello travelogue visiting Hotel Chantelle in New York City with friends.

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Loulou Petit Bistro – New York City

Loulou Petit Bistro – New York City

                    Loulou Petit Bistro In New York City I absolutely fell in love with this adorable bistro in Chelsea. One picture of a cocktail they offer and I was immediately sold. I only had a few days in New York City and I made sure Loulou […]

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New Years in Sydney, Australia – The Best Way To Celebrate

New Years in Sydney, Australia – The Best Way To Celebrate

The Best Way to Celebrate New Years Sydney, Australia is known to have the BEST fireworks, and to be the best place to celebrate. Hands down they have the best New Years show. Fireworks shoot out from so many different places at the Harbor. The opera house, the bridge, nearby buildings, and, well, if there’s […]

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Jessica Penthouse

The Ultimate Miami Beach Guide

The Ultimate Miami Beach Guide The Mother of all Miami Beach Guide articles. I did all the research for you, I found all the best spots. Forget all the other articles of “Top 10 Restaurants in Miami Beach” or others of the like. There’s usually only like, one good restaurant worth seeing in those articles. […]

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Cadillac Hotel

Cadillac Hotel Miami Beach – The Best Place To Stay

The Cadillac Hotel in Miami Beach There are so many places to stay in Miami Beach. It’s overwhelming trying to choose the perfect place for your perfect vacation! I went hunting and went through so many hotels. It was a process and honestly took me a couple months. But I landed on the Cadillac Hotel […]

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Oceanic – Beautiful Pompano Beach Restaurant, FL

Oceanic – Beautiful Pompano Beach Restaurant, FL

Oceanic – A Beautiful Pompano Beach Restaurant Just an hour from Miami Beach, 15 minutes from Ft Lauderdale, and 4o minutes from West Palm Beach, lies little gem of a  restaurant in the cutest town called Pompano Beach. It’s right next to the pier, so after lunch you can head over for a nice stroll […]

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The Social Club – A Brunch Favorite in Miami Beach

The Social Club – A Brunch Favorite in Miami Beach

The Social Club was one of the best brunches I had while in Miami Beach. Bottomless mimosas everyday, delicious donuts and cookies, and might I add, the best breakfast potatoes. Located at the Surfcomber Hotel in South Beach Miami, it is centered right in the middle of everything. So many cute shops, clubs, and cafes […]

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I Fell In Love With Paris – A Love Story

I Fell In Love With Paris – A Love Story

Dear Diary, I Fell In Love With Paris. I fell In Love With Paris. We met at 10am. A partially cloudy day. I was standing above the train station with my suitcase in my hand, standing next to my best friend. We were taking all of it in. Paris. It truly felt like a dream. […]

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Yamashiro Hollywood – Stunning Japanese Hollywood Hills Restaurant

Yamashiro Hollywood – Stunning Japanese Hollywood Hills Restaurant

Yamashiro Hollywood is gorgeous. This outstanding Japanese restaurant is located in a prime spot in Hollywood Hills. Dine outside their walls for stunning views and dazzling ambiance. Dine inside their walls and eat alongside their gardens and koi pond, with an open roof. They play old school music such as Frank Sinatra. The vibes are […]

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Seven Sisters Falls – Palm Springs Desert Oasis

Seven Sisters Falls – Palm Springs Desert Oasis

Meet the Palm Springs Oasis: Seven Sisters Falls We all know Palm Springs can get extremely hot. In springtime it’s hitting 90 degrees, in summertime its getting up to 120. Our vacation spent there is usually planned around the pool. But I know a place with a waterfall, surrounded by palm trees and creeks, for […]

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The Terrace at the Maybourne Hotel – Beautiful Beverly Hills Restaurant

The Terrace at the Maybourne Hotel – Beautiful Beverly Hills Restaurant

Just around the corner from the infamous Rodeo Drive, The Terrace at the Maybourne Hotel will be the cherry on top of your day of luxury. For starters, the exterior is grand. The tall arches and pillars make you feel like you are dining in a royal palace. The fountain is lovely to look at […]

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My Review Of The Saguaro Hotel – Palm Springs

My Review Of The Saguaro Hotel – Palm Springs

My Review Of The Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs The Saguaro Hotel is a very popular stay for guests looking for a fun, trendy place to stay in Palm Springs. The pictures of the pool next to the hotel’s colorful walls will be enough for you to book your room. It is said to be […]

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The 3 Coolest Bars I Partied At In London

The 3 Coolest Bars I Partied At In London

London has the best nightlife. The best clubs, the best bars, each unique and different from the other. Coming from Hollywood where we have our own amazing nightlife, I really cannot compare it to anything I’ve been to in London. During my time there, these were the 3 coolest bars in London. Ballie Ballerson – […]

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Big Bear Lake

Winter in Big Bear, California – A Weekend of Snow

You’ve heard it before – Surf and Ski in the same day when in California. That is possible because of Big Bear. One and a half to two hours away from Malibu, perfect for a day drip to winter wonderland, or for an ultimate ski/snowboarding vacation if you don’t want to go all the way […]

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Spear of Destiny

The Spear of Destiny – Spear of Longinus

Gaius Cassius Longinus is traditionally identified as the Roman soldier who pierced the side of Jesus Christ with a lance, known as the “The Spear of Destiny” or the “Spear of Longinus,” during the Crucifixion. This account is derived from the Gospel of John in the New Testament, where a soldier pierces Jesus’ side, resulting […]

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Boston

Alessandro Concas Visits Boston

My name is Alessandro Concas and I am 13 years old. I had an amazing time on my recent trip to Boston this summer with my mother and father that I would like to share with you. Boston is so interesting and has such a rich history. Everywhere you turn, there is always something to […]

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The Best of PigeonForge.com

The Best of PigeonForge.com

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Here are THE BEST OF from PigeonForge.com. Pigeon Forge is a mountain resort city in Sevier County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 6,343. Situated just 5 miles (8 km) north of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is a tourist destination that caters primarily to Southern […]

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Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro – The Climb for Clean Water

Individuals from around the world completed the Mount Kilimanjaro Climb for Clean Water on behalf of The Water School. The climb raises money for sustainable clean water initiatives in third world countries. Their support will save lives and supply children and families with the tools they need to provide clean water for life! Thanks to […]

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Perched majestically above the Urubamba River Valley, Machu Picchu stands as a testament to the ingenuity and artistry of the Inca civilization. This ancient citadel, hidden amidst the lush Peruvian Andes, has captivated the imagination of travelers, historians, and archaeologists for centuries. Its intricate stone construction, seamless integration with the natural landscape, and mysterious origins […]

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Spyglass

Golfing at Pebble Beach and Spyglass

  Two of golf’s greatest courses in the world, Pebble Beach and Spyglass, are situated along 17-Mile Drive – the most beautiful stretch of oceanfront property in California’s Monterey Peninsula. Our Sloth Suite at The Lodge at Pebble Beach boasted stunning, panoramic views of the 18th hole and Pacific Coast, each depending on which window […]

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