Catalina view from the conservancy

A Birthday Day Trip to Catalina Island

Writing and Photos by Jeannette A. Monserratte What novelty way to spend ones birthday, then with a free trip to Santa Catalina, with the “Catalina Express” which offers a free trip on your birthday! My special day began at Dana Point Harbor at 9:00 AM…

Guayaquil City View

Get To Know Guayaquil, Ecuador Through The Eyes of a Local

Writing and photos by Jeannette A. Monserratte Let me tell you about the city that saw me born, it is the largest port city in Ecuador, located on the western bank of the Guayas River, which flows to the Pacific Ocean.   Its true name…

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Beautiful England + My Dad and the Adventure-Prone Gnome

I’ve been to England a few times, spending quite a bit of time in London, but also getting out of the city and into the beautiful English countryside. I love some parts of London – the architecture, museums, clubs, parks – but I enjoy the…

Review of How to Build Your Blog and How to Make Money from Blogging

How To Start A Blog p. 5: Review and Monetization

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Blogging Tips Part 5: Review And Monetization This last part of the blogging tips series includes a quick review of the previous 4 parts and new tips focusing on how to monetize a blog.   Review Part 1: Quick Tips…

Some Adorable Polar Bears Being Adorable

Came across this BBC video of some curious polar bears and had to share. The North and South Poles are on my Bucket List The polar bears are very interested in some of these camouflaged ice-cameras – which doesn’t always work out well for the…

A Mother-Daughter Trip

20 Years In The Making: A Mother-Daughter Dream Trip

Since I can remember my mom and I had talked about taking a trip to Europe together. We threw around ideas about where we would go – Ireland and Scotland were big on the list. Then at some point we saw the movie Under The…

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How to Add a Unique Pinterest Pin It Button to Your WordPress Site

Pinterest has quickly become one of the leading social media platforms out there. According to this info graphic by Social Media Bistro, Pinterest has 40 million active users each month,  and over 70 million users total. So, if you have info that some of those 70…

Must-Know Info for New #Bloggers

How To Build Your First Blog p. 3: Promotion

The 3rd part of the Blog Tips Series focuses on blog promotion. Once again, these are small, quick tips to help you get going. Enjoy! 1. Comment and Link on Other Blogs You should be keeping up with other websites and blogs with content similar to…

1st impressions of using the EuroRail

Riding the Rails: A First Impression of the Eurail

As a long-time travel addict, of course I’d heard of the Eurail (Eurorail, Euro Rail… however you want to name it) and I’d bought a book about the Eurail long before I ever made plans to use it. Using a train to go everywhere is…