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Raquel Pineira

Raquel Pineira

Member Since: Mar 2015

Raquel is the founder and editor of Organized Island, a blog about making the most of your time. She is a food and travel writer that embraces new cultural and culinary experiences. She travels locally and abroad an average of a dozen times each year, and is passionate about discovering and documenting local culture and flavor. She is also on Snapchat as OCRaquel and Instagram as TastyTravelTips. 

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Published Articles (13)


A visit to Melk Austria and its beautiful Abbey. Travel tips for spending a few hours in Melk.

Great Restaurants in Vienna

A look at several lovely cafes and restaurants in Vienna, Austria. From century-old bakeries to vibrant restaurants and clubs in the region.

Chefs Bring Latin Fusion to Tempo Urban Kitchen

A visit to the chic and contemporary, Tempo Urban Kitchen. Brea’s newest Latin American restaurant offering incredible Serrano Margaritas, Chipotle Pork Belly and a Tableside ice cream service that is unforgettable.

Exploring Downtown Santa Ana One Bite at a Time

A visit to the culinary mecca that is 4th Street Market. Offering many tasty options and a fabulous place for entrepreneurs and chefs alike, this food hall is like no other. Come and join me on a culinary crawl.

Visiting Vienna for the First Time

First time impressions of the sophisticated and cultural city. Sharing a few of my recommendations from a recent extended weekend stay.

Friends and Family Gather at Russo’s Ristorante

I recently discovered a wonderfully authentic Italian eatery in Long Beach. Russo’s Ristorante and bar is a great location rich with family history, fine wine and fabulous cuisine.

Brunch Fun in LA

Exploring the menu at one of LA’s hottest brunch venues. Located in Culver City, Kayndaves’ delights in authentic mexican cuisine.

Watching the Sun Set at Maro Wood Grill

Exploring the menu of Maro Wood Grill in beautiful Laguna Beach California. Nestled a few yards from the sandy beach, this restaurant is known for their dynamic menu and award […]

Exploring Cinque Terre

A visit to the beautiful villages of Cinque Terra by boat.

How to Spend A Weekend in Amsterdam

Tips on how to make the most of a weekend trip to Amsterdam. An amazing forward city with lots of great food and history.

Fun Things to do in Santa Barbara

Just a few suggestions on fun things to do in California’s riviera. A trip there is not complete without a visit to a winery or two or three. There are also some great farm to table eateries there.

Tips on Planning a Great Family Vacation

Tips on planning a vacation that the entire family will enjoy. You can save time and a lot of stress with a little advanced planning.

Discovering the Beauty of Leoness Cellars

A visit to Leoness Cellars in Temecula.A lovely winery in nestled in the hills in Southern California. Information on their tours and special events.