Quick Review of the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco plus Tips and Tricks

This is a quick review because let’s be honest, there’s not much too it. Nonetheless, like any experience, you make what you want out of it.

I just want to say that I regret not being the one who came up with this concept. When you create something that plays to an Instagram obsessed world, it’s most definitely a cash cow and a viable business.

Quick Review of the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco plus Tips and Tricks

GTGL Snippets: Family Night at the Museum for the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Ten of the terracotta warriors were on display in Philadelphia for the first time in 30 years at The Franklin Institute. Philly is one of only two cities in the United States to host what is called the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor exhibition, the other city being Seattle. Naturally, we had to see it as it is definitely one of those family outings that we don't want to let pass. Who knows when these archeological gems will be near us again?!

GTGL Snippets: Family Night at the Museum for the Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

GTGL Snippets: Family Trip to The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

Second time's a charm! 

Our first attempt to witness the cherry blossom trees was a fail. We seized the opportunity to take the trip to Washington, D.C. during the kids' spring break in 2013 (almost two years after moving to the northeastern part of the country, but that's another story). The National Cherry Blossom Festival was scheduled on March 20th through April 14th of that year, and the National Park Service predicted that the trees will have their "peak blossom" on the festival's second week.

GTGL Snippets: Family Trip to The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

GTGL Snippets: The Igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

The igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is one of the most popular things to do in New York City during the wintertime. This past December, I finally got to go with some of my friends. The cocktails were great; the views, better; the holiday air was festive; and the company made the experience unforgettably beautiful.

GTGL Snippets: The Igloos at 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

The Joy of Wild Winter Sports and Activities

While many people just laze about and spend the winter indoors, there are those who head out to break a sweat and get their fix of adrenaline rush! 

In this post, our guest author shares her top picks for outdoor winter sports and activities, plus why active rest is good for you. 

The Joy of Wild Winter Sports and Activities

My Hygge Home: How I Created My Scandinavian Christmas Tree

We combine our love for travel and the homebodies in us by bringing what we love from different countries and cultures into our everyday.  So little by little, room by room, corner by corner, beyond the clean and modern look, we've been striving to create the simplicity and comfort of that hygge home. Therefore, a Scandinavian Christmas theme was an automatic choice!

My Hygge Home: How I Created My Scandinavian Christmas Tree

[PHOTOS] Picturesque Fall Hikes in New Jersey: Chasing Autumn Hues

The northeast has plenty of gorgeous fall foliage to boast than just that of New England's. My current home state of New Jersey alone has had our eyes feasting over autumn hues. Browse through these photos to see for yourself! 🍂🍁🍂🍁

[PHOTOS] Picturesque Fall Hikes in New Jersey: Chasing Autumn Hues

Veni, Vidi, Bibi: Libations in Miami Beach - Two of the World's Top Bars

While some people look forward to the yearly Oscars or Grammies, I eagerly await the annual list of the world's top 50 bars. This year's awards ceremony took place on Thursday, October 5, when I happened to be getting off a cruise ship in Miami. Noticing that 2 of the top 50 were in Miami Beach, it seemed a visit was in order.

Veni, Vidi, Bibi: Libations in Miami Beach - Two of the World's Top Bars

My Viking Story: Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises - Budapest to Nuremberg

This will be a series of posts - My Viking Story. Because it does warrant that. But, I wanted to write sort of an overview post because along the way, there were some things I knew we did right, and some of them we could have done better. So I was able to collect some tips to share with all of you so you can get the most out of your Viking Cruises experience.

My Viking Story: Romantic Danube with Viking River Cruises - Budapest to Nuremberg

GTGL Snippets: Fall Foliage Hiking in Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve, New Jersey

New Jersey Audubon is a not-for-profit organization that fosters environmental awareness. It has a number of centers all over the state, which all aim to protect animals and plants, especially those that are endangered, and preserve their natural habitats. We're so lucky to have one of its centers in our neighborhood where we can get our hiking fix whenever we want!

GTGL Snippets: Fall Foliage Hiking in Audubon's Plainsboro Preserve, New Jersey

Meeting blogger friends + slow traveling in Massachusetts

After nearly 10 years of online friendship and 5 or so years of failed, albeit lukewarm, attempts at meeting up, I finally got to meet two of my blogger friends! As they're both currently living in the Boston metro area, my family and I took advantage of one 4th of July weekend holiday to finally go and see them. 

5 Places in the World to Go for a Family Holiday

The world is packed with spectacular attractions and unbelievable places of interest. Whether you’re an avid mountaineer, a hopeless romantic, or an adventure seeker, this season it’s time to take the kids with you on a memorable journey around the world. We’ve chosen five of the best places for families.

5 Places in the World to Go for a Family Holiday

Reflections on our experiences together while hiking through Mt. Tamalpais

For this year's Get There | Get Lost Founders Meetup (I just came up with that, and I'm going to make it a thing!), we had planned a two-day excursion of some of Bianca's tried and tested places in Marin County, and one of them was Mt. Tamalpais. 

I had some reflections on our travels together - how often we see each other, and how it's never enough. 

Reflections on our experiences together while hiking through Mt. Tamalpais

GTGL Snippets: The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens

The first glimpse of it got us all awestruck. We followed the path to the viewing deck, all the while taking glances of the intricate water garden, to have a full scale perspective of the whole thing. 

Pure elegance.

GTGL Snippets: The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens

Sydney's North Shore: Best Things To Do

It is time to pick out that ultimate vacation spot! Whether traveling with your family, a bunch of friends or your significant other, choosing the perfect place for your holiday can be quite challenging. There are a number of things you have to take into consideration in order to make everyone happy, like choosing between city, beach or countryside or opting for shopping, culture or adrenaline?

Lucky for you, there are places where you can have it all and Sydney North Shore happens to be one of them.

Sydney's North Shore: Best Things To Do

GTGL Snippets: Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Previously called the Pennsylvania State House, this Georgian edifice now known as the Independence Hall is the venue where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed. It is located on Chestnut Street, between 5th and 6th Streets, with its north facade leading to a cobblestone street and to the Independence Mall. 

GTGL Snippets: Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Aussie Road Trip Know-How

Have you always wanted to experience a true road trip through Australia? If you have, it’s high time you fulfilled your dreams. However, make sure that you prepare for it carefully. In order to help you with this, and prevent your dream from turning into a nightmare, we have prepared a list of useful advice for your Aussie road trip.

Aussie Road Trip Know-How

48 Hours on Oahu: Island Adventure and Relaxation

Get up early.

That’s my best advice for a two-day stay on my beautiful island of Oahu — though it would be the same if you were here for two weeks or two months. Not only is there so much to do that every hour counts, but some of the sweetest experiences can be savored only at dawn.

Photo credit: Photohalloran.com

48 Hours on Oahu: Island Adventure and Relaxation

[PHOTOS] Self-guided tour of the Mural Mile, Philadelphia

Philadelphia is long known for its riveting street art culture, which speaking volumes on the city's urban lifestyle, and its people's glorious moments and agonizing struggles. The Mural Arts features the skills and talents of artists on traditional mural-making, who transform public spaces into one big engaging, thought-provoking, and even life-changing outdoor art gallery.  

[PHOTOS] Self-guided tour of the Mural Mile, Philadelphia

GTGL Snippets: Paris, France - My First Love

I could definitively say that with France, I had such a love for it. The sort of love that has understanding despite the mystery; that sees beauty in literally everything, that it can do no wrong; the one that feels a connection despite the distance.

GTGL Snippets: Paris, France - My First Love

GTGL Snippets: Palmer Square on Ice, Princeton, New Jersey

Love is in the air!

Ice Sculpture Philly embellished a little corner in downtown Princeton, New Jersey with super cool (see what I did there? 😜) artworks. For their final piece, the ice artists carved out these linked hearts to commemorate Valentine's Day. 💕

GTGL Snippets: Palmer Square on Ice, Princeton, New Jersey

Tried & Tested: Sure Wins When You Pass Through Carmel-by-the-Sea

There’s just something about towns with prepositions in it. ‘By-the-sea’, ‘upon-Avon’ - okay, those are the only two I can think of at this moment. But, because the town is relative to a place, it already gives you something to visualize.

I've been coming to Carmel for years, but always just passing through - either while staying at Monterey, or to drive people along the 17 mile drive in Pebble Beach. For a three-day getaway to the California coast, this time, we decided to stay in the quaint artistic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Tried & Tested: Sure Wins When You Pass Through Carmel-by-the-Sea