Rafting in the Czech Republic: An Adventure on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
1M ago
Rafting in the Czech Republic is truly an adventure of a lifetime! This unique activity has been included on UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, giving it a special place in Czech culture. If you’re looking for a thrilling and unforgettable experience, look no further than rafting in the Czech Republic. From the beautiful rivers and landscapes to the rich history and culture, rafting in the Czech Republic will give you an experience that you won’t soon forget. In this blog post, we’ll explore all the reasons why rafting in the Czech Republic is so special and why it’s worth a visit ..read more
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How To Travel With Friends That Have Kids
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
1M ago
Heading off on vacation with your best friends, extended family, a destination wedding in Jamaica, and the kids is one of the most unforgettable and rewarding experiences ever. A time filled with love, laughter, and friendship in stunning surroundings. It’s the stuff of dreams. However, these vacations don’t come without their challenges. This is a sponsored post in partnership with Sandals. Add your friend’s kids to the mix, and things get trickier. Whether you’ve got kids of your own or you are joining friends who do, the dynamic of the trip gets flipped and can make you want to give it a m ..read more
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Bastille Day Cocktail Recipes for my Fellow Francophiles
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
7M ago
As a Francophile, Bastille Day is one of my favorite days of the year.   It isn’t surprising because a love of everything French is common amongst the women in my family. So when we all get together, I love to mix up and serve cocktails inspired by my visits to France. These are perfect as Bastille Day Cocktail Recipes if you celebrate La Fête Nationale or Le 14 Juillet as we do! Table of Contents Bastille Day Cocktail Recipes Grey Goose Spritz Lillet Tonic Elderflower in the Garden Have you had any of these before? What are your favorite Bastille Day cocktail recipes? Bastil ..read more
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You’ll Now Have to Pay an Entry Fee to Visit Venice
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
7M ago
The news that many in the travel industry have been expecting for a while has been confirmed. You’ll now have to pay an entry fee to visit Venice, Italy. It will be the first city to adopt this measure. Table of Contents A what now? Why do I now have to pay an entry fee to visit Venice? What will the entry fee to visit Venice be? When does this entry fee to visit Venice go into effect? Will there be any exceptions or conditions? How will they enforce this entry fee to visit Venice? How do Venetians feel about this fee?  I still want to visit Venice, what now? What do Do Where to Stay ..read more
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Where to Stay in Southern Oregon
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
8M ago
Planning to visit Florence or Eugene in Oregon? Then you’ll need to know where to stay in Southern Oregon. These three properties are at varying price points and vary in style. All have something to offer almost any type of traveler. These are good places for friend groups, couples, families or even solo travelers. My stay at these properties was hosted but all opinions and images are my own. Table of Contents Where to Stay in Southern Oregon if you enjoy Glamping: Bay Point Landing Details Where to Stay in Southern Oregon if you enjoy history: Weasku Inn Details Where to Stay in Sout ..read more
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Grandi in Reykjavík – A Guide
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
8M ago
Many years ago, on vacation, my partner and I passed through what I now know is the neighborhood of Grandi in Reykjavík. I remember it so clearly because the houses are so cute. They’re built with corrugated metal siding and painted in cheerful colors, featuring trim and details that are a nod to historical design trends. This post is part of a paid series for Pursuit Collection but all opinions and images are my own. Table of Contents Revisiting Grandi in Reykjavík A Guide to Grandi in Reykjavík A Most Surprising Activity in Grandi Other Things to Do in Grandi in Reykjavík Where to Eat an ..read more
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San Luis Obispo and the Keys for Trees Program
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
11M ago
A few years ago, I was in San Luis Obispo for the #CaliforniaWild project and I fell in love with the town almost at first sight. So I’ve tried to keep tabs on it ever since. That’s why I was happy to learn about SLO’s Keys for Trees program. I’m sharing quotes from a press release. That text will be in italics. All other wording is my own. I captured these images during my 2017 visit to SLO. Table of Contents San Luis Obispo and Arbor Day What is San Luis Obispo's Keys for Trees?  Making Plans to Visit Sustainable SLO Wine in SLO What are your thoughts? San Luis Obispo and Arbor Day ..read more
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My Favorite Places to Enjoy Spring in California
Kirsten Alana | An eye For Life
by Kirsten
11M ago
I love the many forms of Spring that California has. It’s different from the type of Spring that I grew up with, in the Northeast and Midwest; but from early bulbs and cherry blossoms to “super blooms” on the hills and Jacaranda trees just before summer, Spring is lovely in California! Here are some places to enjoy Spring in California: Table of Contents Greater Los Angeles Catalina Island Beverly Hills Malibu Huntington Gardens Descanso Gardens San Francisco The Presidio Golden Gate Park Muir Woods San Diego Balboa Park Other Places to Experience Spring in California Highway 1 Wa ..read more
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The Woman in Yellow
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
11M ago
It’s one of my favorite photos that I have ever taken during the course of my travels. It was popular when I shared it on Instagram, garnering over 3K likes and more than 120 comments. It was taken with permission at the Amer Fort or Amber Fort or Palace in Amer in the state of Rajasthan in India; not far from Jaipur, about 11 kilometers. It was originally built by Raja Man Singh and additions were later made by Sawai Jai Singh. Amer is part of several other Rajput fortresses that collectively were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.   The Woman in Yellow A woman in a yellow ..read more
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17 Ways to Enjoy Vorarlberg in Austria
Kirsten Alana
by Kirsten
1y ago
I love visiting Austria. I have since my first visit to the country. Lots of people are fans of it for cities such as Vienna and Salzburg. Having been to both, I understand why. They’re great cities. But I think that lesser-visited places such as Seefeld, Innsbruck and Vorarlberg are what really help this country shine. And I want everyone to know and love Vorarlberg as much as I do. After two visits, I feel confident sharing 17 ways to enjoy Vorarlberg that you can use when it’s safe for you to visit. In random order, they are: Table of Contents Ways to Enjoy Vorarlberg Outside 1. Go out ..read more
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