Archive for September, 2016

  • Lovely sunset at Lakeside Beach.

    Lake Tahoe’s Secret Gem

    California’s spectacular Lake Tahoe is certainly most famous as a winter wonderland, the home of ski resorts like Squaw Valley, Heavenly Valley, Northstar and Kirkwood (nearby).  But surprisingly, summer is actually the more popular season at Tahoe, in terms of visitor numbers.  Michon and I like to bask in the clean mountain air, often 30 […]

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  • Surprises Await on the Tiburon Ferry

    Surprises Await on the Tiburon Ferry

    Most people jump on the Ferry to Alcatraz Island when they visit San Francisco, or head to the City from the Larkspur Ferry to enjoy a San Francisco Giants game. But a hidden gem of the ferry system, is the Blue and Gold Fleet ferry from Tiburon to San Francisco […]

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  • 4 Things Travel Shoes Must Be

    4 Things Travel Shoes Must Be

    When you talk about shoes for travel, you’ve hit a hot spot for most of us.  We have our favorites, and we’re sticking with them.  Or we have our list of the worst shoes we’ve ever owned that we will never travel with again.  But what constitutes a great travel […]

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  • What we Love About Travel

    What we Love About Travel

    When you travel, sometimes the most magical things happen unexpectedly.  And these things often remind you that wherever you travel, people are people.  For instance, Michon and I were returning to the Star Ferry terminal in Kowloon, across from Victoria Island in Hong Kong, when we ran into this fun […]

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  • Scandinavia Anyone?

    Scandinavia Anyone?

    Here at Road Expats we’re always on the lookout for great fares to Europe.  Now, Norweigian Air is breaking from the low cost pack with an unusual strategy that’s already delivering amazing roundtrip airfares to Northern Europe. The airline is offering the low airfares by focusing on smaller cities instead of major […]

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  • The Brighty cocktail

    Brighty the Mule and the Cocktail

    Years ago Karl surprised me with one of our first trips together. He didn’t tell me where we were going, just that I would love it. At the time we lived in Costa Mesa, California, and started driving on Highway 15. Instead of heading off toward Las Vegas, which is […]

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  • New App Predicts Airfares

    New App Predicts Airfares

    Michon and I are always planning our next escape, so we like to keep up with technology that makes traveling easier.  Especially the kind that saves us money!  Once we’ve vetted something new and cool, we like to share it with you as well. That’s why a new app for Android […]

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  • Egg Tarts and other Hong Kong Sweets

    Egg Tarts and other Hong Kong Sweets

    Hong Kong is a town of energy and mystery.  You get the feeling that however many times you visit, you will never completely know the city.  I’m drawn by the crowded and fragrant street markets, the spectacular cityscape, and the melting pot of cultures and people.  You can wander out […]

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  • Scribe Winery and Hacienda

    Sonoma County, We Live Where Others Vacation

    “We live where others vacation.” That’s one of our favorite sayings. We have lived in many exciting places in the world, but there is none better than Sonoma County in northern California. The rolling hills dotted with majestic oak trees, the rows of grapevines spreading across the land, and the […]

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  • Caught with Hot Patatjes!

    Hot Patatjes and Amsterdam by Night

    We love Amsterdam at night.  Young people throng the popular squares, restaurants are open late, bikes go whizzing by, and the atmosphere is electric.  Last time we were there, we stayed at a great hotel called the Park, not far from Leidseplein, a square that is a hot spot for […]

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