Points of Interest

Spots you might want to visit on your travels. Includes photos, tips and tricks for making the most of each location so you know how much time to spend there and more!

Old Mission Santa Barbara: Tips & Photo Tour

This post offers a photo tour and review of Old Mission Santa Barbara Mission in California, north of Los Angeles. This was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions that was founded by the Spanish Franciscans on December 4, 1786. That’s right–this mission has been around for some 230 years. Pretty impressive stuff. Before we delve […]

Cabazon Dinosaurs: Perfect California Road Trip Pit Stop

It is indisputable scientific fact that modern man has two passions: cars and dinosaurs. The Cabazon Dinosaurs’ creator, Claude Bell, knew this basic fact, and sought to capitalize on it by building his dinosaurs in the 1960s along the roadside in California. I can further corroborate this fact: while driving the I-10 to Palm Springs […]

Worlds Collide at Bongeunsa Temple in Seoul

Bongeunsa Temple is a Buddhist temple in the heart of Seoul, South Korea’s Gangnam district, constructed centuries ago and now in the midst of an economic boom that has brought skyscrapers to its perimeter. In this post, we offer a look at this unique temple, share photos from our experience, and offer some thoughts on […]

Hiking Mt. Inwangsan and Seoul’s Old Fortress Walls

On our third day in Seoul, South Korea, we decided we had enough of the scene in Gangnam (there is only so many times I can do that dance! 😉 ) and the temples north of the river. So, we consulted our trusty Seoul Selection Guide, and saw that there were four recommended options for hiking: […]

California Beaches: Laguna’s Pearl Street Beach

Continuing my series of the best beaches in California is Pearl Street Beach in Laguna Beach. This post contains photos of Pearl Street Beach, tips for finding it, and some info about the beach. Pearl Street Beach is a small spot with reefs comprising both the north and south rims of the beach. I previously […]

Fukuro No Mise Owl Cafe Review

Fukuro No Mise is a popular Owl Cafe in Tokyo, Japan where you literally dine and interact with a variety of owls. This review features photos of the owl cafe, and answers the question whether it’s worth the money. Animal cafes are a distinctly “Japanese” experience, with a variety of different animals, from cats to […]

Senso-ji Temple Photos & Tips

Senso-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple in Tokyo. It is a popular destination for both the Japanese and foreign tourists, and can be very crowded at times. This article will provide photos of some highlights of Senso-ji, along with tips those considering a visit. According to legend, in the year 628, two brothers, Hinokuma Hamanari […]

Review: Is Tuzigoot National Monument Worth It?

If you’re visiting Sedona, Arizona, you might consider taking a side-trip over to nearby Tuzigoot National Monument. This post covers whether Tuzigoot National Monument is worth the time, along with what to expect there to help you decide if you should visit the Tuzigoot ruins. First, let’s cover getting there. From Sedona, Arizona, it’s about […]

Review: Is The US Capitol Building Tour Worth It?

The U.S. Capitol tour is free, so in terms of whether it’s worth it, the question is really whether it’s worth your time when you visit Washington, D.C. given the number of other things to do. This post will cover that, as well as tips for taking the tour (since there are a few different […]