Discovering our World

Travel, beauty, fashion, style and lifestyle blog by Ashley Liddle

United States – Arizona. Part 1 – history and facts

There is no consensus as to the origin of the name “Arizona”. “Ali shonak” or “Ari-son” in the Pima Indian language means “Little spring”, as does the word “Aleh-zone” in the Tohono O´odham language. The Spanish Indian “Ali Shonak” wrote… Continue Reading…


Places to eat in San Francisco: restaurants and local cuisine

San Francisco is one of the American cities that comes closest to European cities, both in terms of its structure and local cuisine and dishes. Here there is also an important downtown area dominated by skylines and large buildings, but at the same time,… Continue Reading…


Top 10 – California attractions and places to visit

Located in the southwestern region of the United States California is the state people associate with beaches, nature parks, sunshine and road trips. Overlooking the Pacific and bordering Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, the Golden State has always enchanted tourists and visitors from every corner of… Continue Reading…


United States – Alaska. Part 2 – tourism

Alaska is truly different and unique. It has more mountains, glaciers, and wildlife than just about anywhere else in the world. Alaska is more than a pretty picture: it’s a rejuvenation destination. On an Alaska vacation, you’ll discover a connection… Continue Reading…


Where to stay in San Francisco: recommended neighborhoods and areas

When choosing the area where to stay in San Francisco, two main factors to be considered are the safety of the area and public transportation to the main city attractions. Below you can find my selection of some recommended accommodations and some… Continue Reading…


How to – what food you can and can’t bring in a carry-on

Figuring out how to pack souvenirs can be a tricky business, especially when you’re taking home anything remotely edible. Travelers have always been curious (or even a little confused) about what kinds of foods are okay to pack in their… Continue Reading…


Interesting facts about the Hollywood Walk of Fame

With over 2,500 stars on it, the Walk of Fame spreads over 15 blocks and has a total distance of 1.3 miles, east to west. It’s one of the busiest attractions in Hollywood. In 2018 (before the pandemic), it boasted… Continue Reading…


United States – Alaska. Part 1 – history and facts

Early Alaska The first human beings arrived in Alaska about 13,000 BC. At that time Alaska was part of a land bridge that extended across to Siberia. People followed the herds of animals they hunted. Europeans arrived in the area… Continue Reading…


Muir Woods National Monument: Discover the Giant Redwoods

Near San Francisco (about 40 minutes by car), you’ll find the giant redwoods in Muir Woods National Monument, a park where you can admire the majestic giants found in California‘s wooded landscapes. Muir Woods National Monument This park, which covers 553 acres and has… Continue Reading…


How to – packing tips – part 1 – carry on

When traveling by plane we may to take with us two types of a luggage – check-in and carry-on. In this post I wanted to focus on restrictions and permission in regards to carry-on luggage. A bag or a suitcase?… Continue Reading…