Becky loves hiking and the outdoors, reading a good book on a rainy day, practicing yoga with friends, cooking with Sinatra in the background, relaxing with her husband and a good glass of wine, and above all: travel. Read more about Becky.

Yosemite National Park

Day 4 After spending Days 1-3 in Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur and Day 4 in Pinnacles National Monument, we arrived in Oakhurst (near the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park) on the evening of Day 4. We were starving after only a picnic lunch, so we stopped at El Cid for dinner before checking in to our hotel. …

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Pinnacles National Park

After three wonderful days in the Monterey area, we finally “slept in” with a wake-up at 6:30! What a change for us! We started our morning with breakfast at the Wild Plum Café (okay, but nothing special), and then hit up the grocery store for some picnic shopping since we’d be headed off to no-mans land for …

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Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur

We just returned from a week-long trip to California, so thought I’d share my trip report. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten tons of great advice from locals, but have often found that traveler’s experiences are one of the best references since they often see things from a slightly different slant.  Hopefully my experience …

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First Trip to Europe

The summer before my senior year of college, I was going stir crazy with a huge desire to go abroad.  I had just determined I would be able to graduate a semester early, meaning that I would not have a final Spring Break (there went my Costa Rica plans).  I had a chunk of money …

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Ecuador for Spring Break!

As a college freshman, I was excited to find flyers advertising the Elizabethtown College Ecuador trip, a school-sponsored spring break.  Ecuador sounded so much cooler than spending a week in Miami or Cancun, so I spent a few months working extra hours at my on-campus job and scrimping pennies in order to pay for the …

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