Who says wasting time on Facebook isn’t worthwhile? After an intriguing story about some of the most unusual libraries in the world appeared on my news feed, I clicked through enthusiastically, prepared to for some good old fashioned library porn. What I didn’t expect was something so adorable and useful: Free Little Libraries!
Packing for a trip can be stressful. That stress can be amplified if you’ve never traveled to your destination and even more so if that trip is going to cover multiple climate zones.
I faced this on my recent trip to Argentina. In case you don't know, Argentina is HUGE. We are talking six and half times the size of California and we wanted to see it all. Or as much as our 10 day vacation time -- and our budgets -- allotted for.
El Calafate is essentially base camp for a variety of excursions and outdoor activities. Most of those activities, including the Perito Moreno Glacier Trek, are things you want to book at least a few days ahead of time. For us, we made calls while in Buenos Aires and it worked out well, but we were definitely cutting it a little close. It’s also worth knowing that these excursions are going to cost a lot of money because of everything that goes into making them happen: tour guides, buses for travel, supplies, etc.
Calistoga is located in California’s wine country, just north of Napa. This small town has a lot to offer: large-scale wineries and tourist attractions, as well smaller family-owned wineries, and businesses that make the town comfortable and welcoming. During a recent trip to Calistoga my partner and I indulged in both.
My partner and I like to find good coffee wherever we travel. And whether we travel together, or alone, we think coffee is always the best souvenir to bring back. So since coffee plays a large role in my travel itinerary, I thought it'd be fun to highlight coffee shops I frequent in Sacramento, as well as the coffee shops I test out during my travels.
Erica Root is a public affairs professional by day, travel blogger by night. When she isn’t planning her next trip she can be found with a glass of wine (red, of course), her puppy Theodore, and a good book. You can follow her adventures, and those of her traveling companion Panda, by subscribing to her newsletter and following her on her Instagram.