Glaciers, ziplines, mountain peaks and stunning views–Valais is one of Switzerland’s most gorgeous regions. I explore the best things to do in one full day from the Matterhorn to Gornergrat, fat biking in Crans Montana to dining on the best food ever. Oh and don’t forget apres ski. You will love your 24 hours in Valais.
2 Friends + 2 GoPros + 1 Jucy Campervan = 1 epic weekend at Coachella Music Festival 2015. Explore more of this magical, musical, camping journey and see why Coachella is best done by camping!
This video was shot all on my GoPro Hero 4 and it profiles my LONG day, from dawn till…dawn, in Rio De Janeiro. We go to Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado, the Selaron Steps, Santa Theresa, Copacabana, Santa Marta Favela and then we go out for a night on the town! See the behind the scenes of how much we do in one day as a travel vlogger.
Saint Lucia knows how to live the good life–sun & fun by day, street party & rum by night! Kelley hits the hopping nightlife of Rodney Bay by checking out some of the top bars & clubs and even the Casino. She also dances in the streets with the locals at the Gros Islet Jump-up!
July Fourth is one of my favorite holidays (#2 on the list to be exact.) I mean, what’s not to love about a holiday that a). includes a day off from work, b.) involves hanging out all day with friends & family, c.) every American, regardless of religion, can participate and d.) promotes barbecues, cocktails and being outside. To me, it also marks that it is full blown SUMMER season. Oh, and Fireworks are just a cherry on top.
As an LA transplant, I scoured this little town for the best goings on this Fourth of July. Take your pick.
1. In a Pool
This partyparty pool at Mondrian will definitely make your Fourth one to remember (albeit hazily). The Skybar is hosting all day DJs, cocktails, fun pool floaties and jaw dropping LA views–what’s not to love? Tickets are reasonable at $25 and available here. I was sold by the photos of their recent Memorial Day party.
2. On the Water
Hit up Marina del Rey’s Burton Chace Park, make a reservation at a waterfront restaurant or find a friend with boat. You won’t get better sunset or fireworks views and as the nearest host of the fireworks on the beach, the atmosphere will be festive to say the least. If you are going the picnic in the park route, get there EARLY. Spots are usually filled by 6pm for the 9pm fireworks.
Whiskey Red’s, located right along the scenic marina, is hosting a buffet barbecue and reservations are being taken now for patio ($62.95) or indoor seating (52.95)–but come on people, you want the patio.
3. On a Roof
High, the rooftop of Venice’s funky hotel gives you unobstructed views of the fireworks, the sunset and the pretty people that are sitting at the tables next to you. A table reservation gets you 2 beers, a cocktail, a gourmet sausage and DJ to complete the perfect summer evening. What’s more American than that?
4. On a Boat
The Queen Mary is welcoming revelers on board for a day filled of events–from a circus to a Great Gatsby party, each decade from the 1940s will be represented, letting attendees party through the ages. The ticket gets you on board and access to the events, plus prime viewing of the Long Beach fireworks from the deck. Purchase your tickets here for a hefty discount ($26 vs $44 on their website).
USTOA Live Like a Local
When in Cartagena, we dance! Come check out the local party atmosphere of this incredible city–from salsa lessons to party buses to dance halls–Cartagena knows how to heat up the night.
The stunning MSC Divina pulled into Miami’s harbor in November to start her Caribbean route. This gem of a ship is luxuruious and simply lavish–with amazing amenities, rooms, entertainment & dining–it is quite classy! I checked out their variety of staterooms, from interior to exterior, balcony to the exclusive Yacht Club. I even was able to view the Sophia Loren suite that the diva designed herself!
There’s so much to do in Zurich, but if you are short on time, here’s what you must do. Take it from me, the Swiss Miss!