My name is Vlad and this is my travel blog. There you have it…short and sweet. However, I’m an engineer by trade and I do not live from my website. I’m just like you, trying to make the most of the limited vacation time I get from my regular job.

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I believe that the ability to travel is a great privilege and blessing. Most people do not get the chance to travel to other countries and experience other cultures. This is why I consider myself very blessed.

Planning a trip in Solvang, California
Planning a local trip in Solvang, California.

I do love to travel and to take pictures of the places I visit. I also love seeing the same place in different times of the year and pick out the differences. Some times the same place can convey a completely different feeling during another time of the year.

When it comes to travel, I want to save money and find the best deals. Since travel is expensive every bit of savings helps make travel experience last longer.

I want this page to be a journal that captures my travel experiences both good and bad as well as any travel wisdom I gather as I get to visit different places. I try to post frequently but I cannot promise any frequency.

My Resources

SMART Travel planning course infographic Over the last 15+ years I have helped many travelers plan and enjoy beautiful trios to Europe and California. From detailed tips about best times to visit theme parks to precise parking areas that help maximize your limited time and budget.
I put together my experience and tips into my oen SMART travel book and video course.

Share your own experience !

As a traveler, I love reading about other people’s travel experiences. I know for certain that my articles are by no means complete and they can certainly benefit from your input. Feel free to share your own experience and add comments to any of my articles.