A Cool Walking Tour of Pasadena

I’ve walked these streets a hundred times or more. Probably a lot more. And yet here I am, finding myself learning about new features I had never before noticed. I am here in Old Town Pasadena for a walking tour organized through the Pasadena Museum of History. The tour is focused on “saloons and speakeasies,”…

Trinidad, California

*STATIC* We interrupt your regularly scheduled program of meaningful content to bring you something different. *STATIC* It’s no secret that when I travel, I love - above all else - to learn, to experience something new and meaningful. And this trip to Humboldt County, California has been chock-full of that. So occasionally, it’s nice to…

A Reset of the Soul in Temecula

From the moment I cross Butterfield Stage Road driving east on Rancho California Road in Temecula, California, life changes. Gone are the shopping centers and housing developments that litter the area, replaced by vineyards, wine chateaux, and citrus orchards. Gone is the fast pace of multiple lanes of traffic. And gone, too, are the cares…

What to Eat in San Juan

San Juan, Puerto Rico is a world-class destination. And with that comes a world-class food scene. From Latin influences to tropical libations to completely unique inventions, the city offers visitors some great chances to taste their way around the various cultures that have built Puerto Rico and called it home. Please note, these are only…

Puerto Rico Beyond San Juan

Editor’s note: one of the best things about having writers on The Royal Tour other than myself is to experience a shared destination from a different perspective. While my Puerto Rico trip was largely an in-depth look at San Juan, Sam Spector journeyed to other places on the island, and uses that experience to share…

The Cocktails of Havana

Editor’s note: Sam Spector, our incredible traveling rabbi here at The Royal Tour, never does anything halfway. While I wrote about a single cocktail in Puerto Rico, here he runs down the spectrum of some of Cuba’s most famous libations. Enjoy, and click here to read the rest of Sam’s amazing writing! This past week,…

The Best Food of Curacao

Distinctly Dutch, yet decidedly Caribbean, Curacao sits in a fascinating area geographically and culinarily. For most, a beautiful island like this would not seem to be a gastronomic destination, and yet that is just what it is. The food - and drinks, one must not forget the drinks - is fantastic here, and this guide…