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About Nancy Brown

Nancy D. Brown is a travel writer whose work has appeared online and in newspapers and magazines nationwide. An equestrian expert, she publishes and the What a Trip blog, When not traveling, she lives with her family near San Francisco, California. Follow her on Twitter @Nancydbrown. Come find me on Google+.

Canadian Rockies Train & Roadtrip Tips

Have you always dreamed of taking a luxury train trip in the Canadian Rockies? I've had the pleasure of experiencing 3 train trips with Rocky Mountaineer in western Canada. All of their scenic train routes are luxurious, with incredible photo opportunities in spring, summer and fall. However, I like to maximize my holidays, so combining [...]

An Honest Review of Allianz Travel Insurance

If you are anything like me, you love to travel. But do you know how to pick the best travel insurance? I'll share my experiences with individual travel insurance plans and why I purchased an annual plan for my entire family. Poulnabrone Dolmen at Sunset in County Clare, Ireland Do You Need Travel [...]


Hotel Cerro: Hotel in SLO, CA Review

Finally, a boutique hotel in SLO (San Luis Obispo) that is gorgeous, environmentally-friendly and close to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. I was so excited to stay at Hotel Cerro in San Luis Obispo, California. This hotel has been in the works for quite awhile, but like a fine wine, good things can't be rushed. [...]

2020-11-26T12:36:06-08:00California, Lodging|

Rocky Mountaineer Train Travel Tips

If you want to experience the Canadian Rockies up close and personal, but you don’t want to drive, the Rocky Mountaineer train is the answer. Having traveled three times on the Rocky Mountaineer train as a guest of the Canadian owned company, I’m an expert when it comes to Vancouver to Calgary train trips. Today, [...]

2020-02-25T10:21:14-08:00Alberta, Canada|

Bungalows at Calistoga Boutique Hotel Review

Considering a romantic escape to Calistoga wine country? Perhaps you are planning a girlfriend getaway in Napa Valley like Amy Poehler did in the movie Wine Country? I have found the perfect location at The Bungalows Calistoga. Lets dive in for all the details on this Calistoga boutique hotel review. Bungalows at Calistoga boutique [...]

2020-11-26T12:36:05-08:00California, Lodging|
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