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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Top-Ten Budget Travel Destinations for 2010

Are you ready to travel in the New Year, but not sure your wallet is quite as ready? Have no fear—our friends at BudgetTravel.com have announced their top-ten budget-friendly travel destinations for 2010, and the list is exciting and diverse.

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It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye

Jen Rios-Burns, our Online Marketing Manager, discusses her wonderful trip to Cancun with her husband. Their vacation was filled with plenty of sunshine, warm beaches, breathtaking sunsets, plenty of eating and drinking, and good friends—and even though it was hard to leave, she knows she’ll be back someday.

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Cancún Bound

Jen Rios-Burns and her husband are headed to Cancun next week for a wedding, and she can hardly wait! Her father is from Mexico, and she has long wanted to explore this amazing country.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Jason Frye

Jason Frye (Moon Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.

Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Keep up with Jason on Instagram @beardedwriter.