Jen Rios-Burns

San Diego Taqueria Tour

Jen Rios-Burns likes to consider herself a bit of a taqueria connoisseur, and one of the highlights of her recent trip to San Diego was the taqueria tour she embarked on with her husband during their visit. For those of you looking to explore some of the best (and most wallet-friendly) Mexican grub in San Diego, here are three places they loved. Enjoy!

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Roman Holiday: Visiting Rome, Italy

One of the best things about traveling is encountering new things—and Jen Rios-Burns uncovered plenty of new discoveries during her vacation in Rome. Here’s her list of the ten things she loved the most.

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The Growing Trend of Moving Abroad

Each year, thousands of Americans make the life-changing decision to move abroad either to work or retire—and if the trend stays the same, 2010 will be no different. In fact, the number of Americans moving abroad may even increase.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman has always viewed growing up in Northern California as both a blessing and curse. There is so much to see, do, and experience all within a short drive—from broad sequoias in the Sierras to ancient lava beds north of Mount Shasta, from creaky Gold Rush towns to the pampering Wine Country—that she began to wonder why anyone would ever leave.

Elizabeth was eventually lured out of the Golden State to Alaska’s far north, where she traveled the Inside Passage, baked bread under the midnight sun in Denali National Park, and chronicled the state’s burgeoning sustainable agriculture for Alaska Magazine. These adventures culminated in penning the travel guide InsightGuides: Alaska.

But Elizabeth knew her California roots were too deep to stay away for long. Raised in Carmel, where her great-great grandmother opened the first restaurant (a soup kitchen with dirt floors!) at the turn of the 20th century, she would always call California home. So she returned and devoted herself to writing about the state she loves most. Her work has included the travel guides SmartGuide: San Francisco and InsightGuides: San Francisco, as well as reporting on food and sustainable agriculture for local publications.

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman is the author of several Moon travel guides, including Moon California and Moon Napa & Sonoma.