Amazing Iguazu Falls in Argentina

Cascading down into the Iguazu River are the stunningly gorgeous Iguazu Falls between the border of Argentina and Brazil. These spectacular waterfalls are a UNESCO world heritage site and were originally inhabited by the Eldoradense people more than 10,000 years ago! Today this waterfall’s strength serves as a power source to both Argentina and Brazil. With more than 40 percent of these countries’ power coming

2019-07-03T04:30:53-07:00

25 Things to do in Key West

Ahhh! Key West and the Florida Keys!! Where else can you go on a "Classic American Road Trip" that has miles and miles of sunny beaches, acres of mangroves, amazing bridges with state parks scattered along the route, as well as sunsets that people stand around for and the best key lime pie in the world? The Florida Keys are some of the most beautiful

2019-07-15T05:28:42-07:00

Nuku Hiva: Tiki’s and A Moai

French Polynesia is known to have a rich artistic culture and the Marquesas Islands group is no exception. The main island of Nuku Hiva houses some ancient, as well as modern, structures associated with a Polynesian culture that includes the famous tiki and even a moai statue. Everywhere you go on Nuku Hiva you can see large stone structures unlike anywhere else in French Polynesia.

2019-06-18T10:18:49-07:00

Scuba Diving in French Polynesia

When Travelocity heard I was taking a 24-Day Polynesian Crossing with Holland America they couldn't wait for me to write an article about scuba diving in French Polynesia. I couldn't wait to actually take the trip and scuba dive around French Polynesia with my college-aged son Diego. And truth be told, we had a blast! There is nothing quite like diving in this area of

2019-06-12T13:49:59-07:00

TONGA in a Nutshell

Comprised of more than 160 islands, the Kingdom of Tonga is a stunning country to visit in the South Pacific. It is located about 500 miles south of Samoa and 500 southeast of Fiji, so somewhere in the middle of nowhere! At least 36 of the country’s islands are inhabited. I had a chance to visit Nuku 'alofa, Tonga on my Polynesian Crossing with the

2019-06-08T12:23:31-07:00

Adventurous Things to do in Bora Bora

✦ Bora Bora Guide ✦ Spring and Summer vacations are right around the corner and the perfect time to get away to a sunny holiday. I think a vacation should include adventure, a lot of relaxation, some exploration, and a few fun and scheduled activities. Places like Savannah, New Orleans, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and the Caribbean are a few of the most common places for

2019-06-12T13:45:28-07:00

A South Pacific Cruise on the MS Maasdam

Holland America is one of many cruise liners that make a global voyage every year anchoring in ports on every continent on Earth. Despite the fact that so many ocean liners make the same trek, I consider myself lucky to have done it with the Holland America Line. My Mom and I had the pleasure of hopping on the MS Maasdam in Auckland, New Zealand

2019-06-13T11:43:08-07:00

Xel Ha vs. Xcaret: Mexican Adventure Parks

Vacationing in the splendid Riviera Maya in Mexico can be a dream come true for many people. Tourists and natives of Riviera Maya can soak up the sun, go swimming, scuba diving, and be snorkeling along the stunning blue waters of the area. There are also some amazing cenotoes (limestone underwater caves or caverns) to explore such as Kukulcan (typically a private dive) and also cenotes

2019-06-18T18:50:46-07:00

Playa Zipolite – A Truly Unique Beach in Mexico

Along the Southern Coast of Mexico lies the beach community of Zipolite Playa or Playa Zipolite, depending on who you ask (Mexican or Gringo!) Both names are acceptable! This community is situated in the visually-stimulating state of Oaxaca, which, as you know, I can’t say enough about this region’s culturally rich charm. For instance, a visit to the city of Oaxaca, trying the local smoky

2019-06-14T15:28:12-07:00

Polar Bear Pictures on a Photo Safari: Churchill Manitoba

Polar Bear Pictures on a Photo Safari: Churchill, Manitoba, Canada I knew I could get some great polar bear pictures on my photo safari expedition. Gliding in on the charter plane near Churchill Manitoba, I was in for a treat of nature. The area was full of polar bears and beluga whales during its Arctic Summer in Canada's Great White North. With over 3,000 Beluga whales

2019-06-08T16:16:32-07:00

Unique Things to do in Qatar – Doha City Tours

Doha, Qatar is located within a tiny Arab nation that has unbelievable architecture, a huge expatriate population, and the highest per capita income in the world! As the smallest country in the Middle East, it has grown in population super fast over the last 40 years. Back then it was a desolate desert with virtually little going on other than a lonely Sheraton Grand Hotel

2019-03-06T22:32:52-07:00

15 Exciting Things to do in Quebec City in the Winter

Walking the city streets and along the St. Lawrence River of old Quebec City, I felt as if I could hear the sounds of the past from the old shipping boats that came into the harbor. In fact, Old Quebec City was built upon the St. Lawrence River, where the French merchants brought in goods from far away lands. Along with the stunning visual surroundings,

2019-06-08T15:47:52-07:00

Montego Bay Jamaica Excursions

Montego Bay is Jamaica's fourth largest city, located on the northwestern end of the island. Primarily a resort town, Montego Bay is home to many all-inclusive hotels and exclusive beaches. This often gives visitors a distorted view of the island's culture and its people. Beyond the resort's gates lies a pulsating city and a myriad of activities for just about every taste-- water activities, adventure

2019-03-16T19:16:19-07:00

10+ Things to do in Ruidoso, New Mexico

Ruidoso New Mexico is a great escape for outdoor and adventure-filled vacations that not that many people know about outside of the state of New Mexico. This makes it more pristine and less crowded which makes Ruidoso an even more desirable place to visit! It is unique and an "off-the-beaten-path" for explorers, hikers, and nature lovers alike. Discovering it tucked away in the Sacramento Mountains

2019-06-17T15:24:03-07:00

St Maarten Adventure Park Zipline – The World’s Steepest

Pay a visit to this small Caribbean island and you will be sure to be amazed. St. Martin is a Caribbean island whose administrative bodies have split the sun-soaked area right down the middle. The northern side of the island is owned by the French and is called St.-Martin. Meanwhile, the southern side is Dutch owned and operated and officially known as Sint Maarten. This

2019-01-10T08:26:57-07:00

Kayaking with Belugas in Canada

Dreams about Whales: Kayaking with Belugas Sometimes at night, I have these vivid dreams about whales. Many times I have wondered what the meaning is and why they flash through my unconscious mind Some say that whales are symbols of strength, others say they are a sign of darkness or loss in our lives. For me, I am not sure what the meaning of the

2019-07-13T14:57:47-07:00

16 Amazing Things To Do During a Norway Winter

Norway is absolutely beautiful and every traveler should include this country on their bucket list. With its snowy winters, interesting history, vibrant architecture, and wonderful people, the sheer beauty of this Nordic country is just too compelling to be ignored. And if that’s not enough to convince you, here’s my list of 16 amazing things to do in Norway during a Norway Winter. I never

2019-07-13T15:14:52-07:00

Hop on over to St Maarten – A Few Things to Do

On your next Caribbean vacation, hop on over to the petite island of St. Maarten or St. Martin, depending on which side you are on. It is also known as “The Friendly Island”. The famous explorer, Christopher Columbus, who sailed the ocean blue in 1492 made the discovery of St. Maarten in 1493 during his second voyage to the Americas. This island is named St.

2019-03-06T15:21:58-07:00

2018 World Travel: 15 Countries, 25 Trips!

Every year since I started this blog about world travel in 2012, I have written a travel year-end review showcasing world travel. I guess this year will be no different, although I do seem to get lazier and lazier about writing it and putting it off to the last minute! 2018 was a wonderful year of change, as I continued working with well-known travel brands

2019-07-15T06:53:22-07:00

Elephant Safari Experiences in Sri Lanka

Crowded in the back of a forest green jeep with the top down, I was hanging onto the metal bars of the truck. A slight breeze touched my face in the muggy weather when suddenly light droplets began to fall from the sky.  Crouching down into the vinyl black seat below the metal racks, I covered my head, iPhone and DSLR camera with my scarf.

2019-06-13T09:49:14-07:00

Guide to Canada’s Edmonton

Canada is a fascinating country that lies just north of the USA. With three territories and ten different provinces, Canada is the perfect place to go on a trip. The city of Edmonton is situated in the province of Alberta and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region of Canada. The natural beauty of Edmonton mixed with the enticing adventures and shopping excursions can lead to a thrilling

2019-06-08T15:59:36-07:00

The Ultimate Guide to Horseshoe Bend

Overshadowed by its geological neighbors, Horseshoe Bend does not receive the attention it deserves as a nature lover’s dream. Less than two hours away is the magnificent Grand Canyon while just 15 minutes away is the world’s most famous slot canyon, Antelope Canyon. If you are in the area, don’t stop your visit to Arizona at these locations. Take a trip to Horseshoe Bend, the

2018-11-27T11:19:49-07:00

A Guide for Bryce Canyon Hikes

I have come to discover that hiking and ebiking are both great ways to get in a workout and decrease the many risks of heart disease that many Americans are prone to with our diet. Plus, these type of activities can get you outside and into the great outdoors. Sometimes I don’t spend enough time outside! Also, I don’t know about you, but getting outside

2019-03-06T18:28:40-07:00

Ebiking for Fun in Utah

Are you ready to escape? As many of you know, I just completed a breathtaking ebiking ride through Utah, visiting St. George, Snow Canyon, Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon, and ultimately Zion National Park. It was exhilarating and honestly, when I heard about this trip, I wasn’t even sure I could do it physically. I mean, who can ride 25-45 miles a day on a bicycle and

2018-12-01T10:41:54-07:00

Upper Antelope Canyon – The Ultimate Guide

Upper Antelope Canyon should be named the best canyon to visit in Arizona (OK, maybe second best)! You certainly know of the Grand Canyon in Arizona because of its grandeur. But don’t stop your visit in Arizona at the Grand Canyon. Take a trip to Upper Antelope Canyon, the most popular slot canyon in the world! It is merely a few hours drive from the

2019-01-23T23:34:26-07:00

How to be a Pirana Fishing Expert!

Well, there is a first time for everything. And on the agenda for this day that I was in Guayana was this: Pirana Fishing, it was staring me in the face, as I fumbled through the itinerary. I have been out of my comfort zone before, so here we go...Pirana fish are known to quickly devour any small morsel that falls into its muddy water

2019-05-19T13:09:09-07:00

My Trip to Guyana in the South American Rainforest

Let me be the first to admit that this travel experience was a little out of my comfort zone. But nonetheless, at a jungle lodge in Guyana is where the simple rugged life of the Amazon River Basin and South American Rainforest began for me. From the hustle and bustle of Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana, to the howling of the Guyanese Red Howler

2018-12-01T09:16:13-07:00

Kaieteur Falls: Majesty Brought to Life in Guyana

A little-known gem hiding in the South American Rainforest is Kaieteur Falls. It ranks towards the top of the list for waterfalls around the world in a number of categories. It is the tallest single drop waterfall in the world at 741 feet. When combined with the steep cascades to the bedrock below, the total height of the waterfalls comes out to 822 feet. Although

2019-07-03T06:31:30-07:00

Tours of Chernobyl: Thirty Plus Years Later

In the northern part of Ukraine lies the small village of Pripyat, not too far from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the Ukrainian border with Belarus. Chernobyl is located roughly 65 miles from the country’s capital, Kiev. Unfortunately, Pripyat was close to the site of this terrible nuclear accident in April of 1986 known as the “Chernobyl disaster”. This horrific nuclear accident took the

2019-07-13T15:30:49-07:00

Tanzania Safari: Dreaming of an African Safari

I’ve been just about everywhere, well not everywhere, but it is on my bucket list. Actually, it's not. I never set out to travel to all the countries and continents in the world, but am glad I that I have come this far. My last country count was 86 countries, but I have been to many of them multiple times. Before becoming a travel writer/blogger,

2019-07-05T12:34:48-07:00

Morocco Desert Tours: Sand Boarding in the Sahara

An area that is 16 percent larger than the contiguous United States, the Sahara Desert is the largest hot desert on planet earth. The Arabic word “Sahara” literally translates to “the Great Desert” and it truly is as it stretches over 3.5 million square miles (9.2 million sq km) across northern Africa. The desert region is incorporated into the territories of 11 African nations, each

2018-11-27T11:28:19-07:00

Komodo Dragons: Komodo Island is Worth A Visit!

Picture yourself in one of the over 17,000 islands in the Republic of Indonesia. One of the most notable and particularly interesting islands is known as the habitat of the Komodo dragon. It is the largest lizard on earth and known as Komodo Island. But no need to worry, the Komodo dragon is not the only species roaming around the island. There are over 2,000 people

2019-06-18T11:54:33-07:00

The Ultimate Guide to Havasu Falls!

By Diego Maloney In what has become a worldwide phenomenon, Havasu Falls is the place to be if you love hiking, camping, and nature. The birth of the internet has also helped to boost its popularity (almost too much but we will discuss that later) making it one of the most famous hiking destinations in the United States. Located in northwestern Arizona, Havasu Falls is

2018-12-01T10:32:19-07:00
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