Sun, Ocean and Fun in Sunny San Diego

 

A few weeks ago I visited Sunny San Diego to visit my family and it was a great short get away from the Polar Vortex up here in Canada. Although I was SUPER excited for the trip I spent a ridiculous amount of time to pack for 18 to 25 degree weather. I am out of practice, it’s been 6 months since I wore less than 5 layers and no parka jackets. But enough about my wardrobe problems….

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Sectional Globe by Geo-Grafia

I have been keeping an eye on these awesome globes from Geo-grafia for a while now and I finally gave in and bought one from my local bookstore. Designed by Yusuke Hayashi and Yoko Yasunishi of Drill Design; it is amazing to see the level of detail and thought that has gone to making these globes. Being a fan of traveling and geography I chose to go with the BLANK globe so I can have a visual journal of all the places I have been. There are so many other kinds of globes, glow in the dark and material (wood, metal and leather!).

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Keukenhof Park

Keukenhof Park in Lisse is one of Holland’s tourists attractions, bringing in all nature and flower lovers from all over the world. During our visit to the park not all the flowers were in bloom but what was there was beautiful. Colorful carpets of flowers everywhere and people walking around enjoying a great day outside. Even though most people say “a park is a park”, I still posted some of the pictures here for those grey rainy days. Continue reading “Keukenhof Park”

CitizenM Amsterdam Schiphol

“to create a luxury contemporary hotel for the cost conscious traveler affordable luxury for the people

That is CitizenM hotel’s mission statement to their guests. Free wi-fi, free movies on demand, great use of space, XL king size beds and many many other amenities are all here. I stayed at the CitizenM Schiphol during my trip to Amsterdam and I thought they delivered all that they said they would. Check in/out of this hotel is as quick as self check-in for your flight, and if there’s a problem, there’s a friendly face right there to help you and answer your questions. Continue reading “CitizenM Amsterdam Schiphol”

Bona’me Restaurant & Lounge….

After climbing the stairs at the Cologne Cathedral we all had worked up an appetite and we decided to finish our day by checking out Bona’me by Rhine river. A restaurant and lounge catering to your Turkish/Middle Eastern food cravings; Bona’me has combined great food, great price and modern decorations perfectly. Bona’me uses the “swipe your card as you order” system. It’s a convenient system since there’s no waiting time to get waited on and each person can walk up to a cooking station and personally order their own food in any way they want. It’s great, just don’t lose your card like I did at Vapiano, a similar style restaurant we visited during our trip.

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Cologne Cathedral – High Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Mary…… #EuroTrip

Cologne Cathedral is a must see for anyone visiting Cologne, it’s see humbling to look at a monster of building and learn about its’ past and how it took almost 700 yrs to finish. This Gothic style building watches over all the other buildings since 1248 and I can’t even imagine the things it has witnessed and survived during all these years. We decided to take a look inside and eventually get ready to climb the 533 steps all the way up to the viewing platform (322 ft) above the ground to take a better view of the city. Continue reading “Cologne Cathedral – High Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Mary…… #EuroTrip”