Hiking to the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge, an American Landmark

As you know since my last post, I have been “California Dreaming.”  Of course, you can’t think of California without thinking about the Bay City’s landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge. I have been to San Francisco several times for business meetings, but I only had viewed the famous bridge from afar.  My last trip to […]

10 Reasons Santa Cruz is So Dreamy

Picture Perfect

This morning I woke up at my leisure and decided to start working off those extra pounds from the holiday indulging I took part in over the last week.  As I hit my iPod on shuffle, Katy Perry’s California Gurls started to play, so I decided to select the 60 minute Monterey Coastal Trail on […]

Norman Rockwell, America’s Illustrator


It is no secret that I love to travel, but there is one time a year that I long to be home.  Christmas time.  I usually save up enough vacation time to add onto company holidays to solidify two weeks off from my full-time sales career.  Upon telling one of my customers last week about […]

7 Reasons I am Smitten with Charleston


Have you ever visited a city that has left you feeling like a love-struck teenager?  Since visiting Charleston, South Carolina a couple of months ago, I find it hard to think of anything else and can often be caught daydreaming about moving to the Holy City and calling it home. One reason that it was […]

Pub Tour of Charleston

Palmetto Blonde

Last weekend I finally made it to Charleston, South Carolina.  I have wanted to visits for the last couple of years after researching my next big move.  (Sorry New York, but you are too expensive and I long for warm temperatures and being surrounded by well-mannered people of the south.)   With my son away […]

Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum

Heading to the Racetrack

This weekend the 140th Kentucky Derby will take place at the world’s most legendary racetrack, Churchill Downs.  I thought of this great day of racing today when a story about California Chrome showed up on my Yahoo homepage today.  After reading the online article, I couldn’t help but think of last May when my son […]

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum


Next Monday is President’s Day.  Most Americans think of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln since both of their birthdays fall in February.  Did you know that President Reagan also celebrated his birthday in February?  His birthday just passed on February 6th, and he would have been 103 years old.  President Reagan is one of my […]

A Historic Los Angeles Eatery: Philippe, The Original

Philippe, The Original:  Home of the French Dip Sandwich

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, so I am sure many Americans are looking forward to football, funny commercials, and good food.  Honestly, I am not into the big game, and every news outlet has already spoiled most of the anticipated commercials by airing them already, but pictures of mouth-watering super bowl recipes on Pinterest had […]

13 Interesting Facts I Learned While Traveling in 2013


Considering that I named this blog Sherri’s Traveling Classroom, it should be no surprise that I enjoy learning.  Learning wasn’t always that fascinating to me, especially during the years I was in school. The turning point for me was when my son entered grade school.  We started to travel more to enhance his learning which […]

The Intoxicating Life of Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway throughout his life.

Back in 2007, I visited Hemingway’s home and his hangout Sloppy Joe’s while in Key West.  After touring his beautiful two-story that remains home to many six-toed cats,  I checked out the gift shop and purchased one of his most favorite novels, A Farewell to Arms.  I was intrigued by what I had learned about […]