Every Vacation MUST Include A Little "Adventure"!

Our second day in San Francisco was to be a very long one.  Our friends had never been to Yosemite National Park and since we were so close, they asked if we would mind making the trip.  We told them, "Sure!  Let's do it!"   ...more

Dreaming of Barcelona

Oooooh Barcelona. What can I say about this beautiful city? Amazing food, picturesque alleyways, great shopping, stunning architecture. The smell of jamon lingers about. Have you ever had jamon? Real jamon? I’m going to answer that question for you… no. Picture this: an old man slowly slices a piece of paper thin jamon off of a leg with a knife so big it looks like a machete. They slice it so thin you can see through it. It’s shiny and salty and so pork-like you’ll lose your mind. I ate so much jamon I though I was going to turn into a pig....more

La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona Spain

 Here is our Blog all about La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona SpainHow to get to it, skip the line and get your tickets ahead of time wihtout breaking the Bank!Enjoy http://basketslife.com/travellikealocal/barcelonalasagradafa.html  our Blog!Stacey :)    ...more

Everything you need to know to Visit Barcelona!

08-02-2012 Hello all my friends how are you doing on this hot summer day?   Thank you all for reading! I am so excited that we have only had our Facebook page up for a few days and we already have 150 Likes!! Whooop Whoop!  Well I have to tell you that my Travel like a local website Basketslife.com  is a true labor of nothing but LUV!!...more

California Dreamin'...

OK...So I will have to admit that there are a few advantages to being an "Empty Nester".  One of those advantages is being able to just pick up at any time and hit the road (or skies...) to far away places.  We did just that this week; we are in San Francisco! ...more

More Vegan Eats in San Antonio

So I’m back in Alamo City! This time it was just a quick trip but ling enough to be able to report on some new finds! If you missed my part 1 and part 2San Antonio write ups, be sure to check those out after you read up on my latest jaunt in ol’ San Antone!...more

Mykonos, Greece

After a 1 hour drive to Tampa, a 2 hour flight to Philly, 12 hour flight to Athens, and another 40 minute flight we finally arrive in Mykonos, Greece. Mykonos is exactly what you think of when you dream about Greece: whitewashed..everything, old cobblestone streets, crystal clear blue water, old buildings, blue doors and shutters lining the picturesque winding alleyways. Greece has always been a place that I wanted to go to and despite all their economic troubles my friends and I decided to take the chance and go. Boy am I glad we did. Mykonos is a small but wild island in the Cyclades....more

Disney's Beach Club Resort

I have four prerequisites for picking my temporary home on vacation: comfort, cleanliness, convenience and pool. We spent nine days at Disney’s Beach Club Resort in early July and here’s the lowdown. Our digs weren’t quite luxury, but they weren’t a letdown either. Comfort ...more

An Open Letter (and photos) to United, Jet Blue and Newark Airport

Most people who come to this blog know that I'm an enthusiastic and frequent traveler but my last trip really tested my nerves. It all but left me wanting to become a recluse and never venture out again. Folks, the skies are no longer friendly and, worse yet, they really don't give a s**t once you've paid your money. Downright incompetence and mistruths reign. ...more

Hanging Lake - Colorado

My love and I stopped off at Hanging Lake on our way from Denver to Zion National Park (on the other side of Utah). One of our thoughts about breaking up long road trip drives has been to stop and do some sightseeing or hiking along the way. Sure it means the drive takes longer, but it also means we finish the trip less stiff and sore from all that sitting. ... or so we thought. Silly us....more