Archive for March, 2008

i kind of want to buy this…

Thursday, March 13th, 2008

[Taken from Tango Diva] Fly Solo: The 50 Best Places on Earth for a Girl… Tango Diva’s first travel book by founder Teresa Rodriquez Williamson. “Fly Solo was the answer to my travel prayers! Not only was it informative and personal but it inspired me to travel to countries I never considered before.”—Cindy Rodriguez-WNBC Weekend […]

if tourism were a country…

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Mike tipped me off to an email he received from Orbitz. It looks like they have partnered with Carbonfund.org, a not-for-profit organization that offsets travelers CO2 emissions by supporting viable renewable energy development, re-forestation projects and other initiatives focused on turning back the clock on global climate change. On the site there was a cool […]

sustainable tourism

Monday, March 10th, 2008

In a recent article in Forbes, “World’s Most Endangered Coastlines,” Rebecca Ruiz pointed out that according to the Travel Industry Association, beach tourism accounts for 9% of domestic trips in the U.S. and although The United Nations World Tourism Organization does not track coastal tourism spending, its research has shown that the world’s most popular destinations are […]

PB & Jolla

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Bryce’s brother Kyle drove us from LA to San Diego and as we sailed down the Pacific Coast Highway, Phantom Planet resounding in the background, we snapped pictures of “places” from the OC even if they were just made up, and no I am not ashamed. We stayed in his new hometown, Pacific Beach which was […]

food fad

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

It isn’t news that the cupcake has become the new “it” baked good. But for our two-day stop in LA, Kerry (my friend from high school who graciously let us stay at her place) took us to Beverly Hills where we witnessed this trend first hand. After joining a line that spanned over three storefronts we entered […]