ADVENTURE

Meet the Cultural Icon: Mafalda

  Like every big city, Buenos Aires has many popular tourist attractions that can be found on almost any street corner in Argentina. In fact, Argentina has many popular tourist attractions that are labeled “must-sees”. Argentina’s vast metropolis is a melting pot of food, cultures, and colors. With football history icons like *Diego Maradona and La Boca, cemetery visits, and, above all, tango, everything seems

2021-02-26T10:38:14-07:00

Things to do in Portland at Night

As a travel lover, there is no better feeling than exploring a new city. Oftentimes, we get so caught up in sightseeing during the day, that our night activities revolve around eating and then either going out for a nightcap or just going to bed. However, that should change when you visit Portland, Oregon, as there are plenty of things to do in Portland Oregon

2021-02-26T16:51:08-07:00

Komodo Island: Inside the Dragon’s Lair

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 the island is known as Komodo Island. But no need to worry, the Komodo dragon is not the only species roaming around the islands of Komodo.

2021-02-24T17:57:28-07:00

Unique things to do on Santorini! (+ Where to Stay)

Santorini is just one of the many Cyclades Islands in Greece that literally has everything I want on an island.  Hidden and blue-domed churches, stunning sunsets, abundant antiquities, beautiful beaches, volcanoes rising out of the Aegean Sea, cave houses, and whitewashed stone buildings that dot the landscape. Add in all the fresh food you will eat to the equation and you’ve got an unbeatable vacation. 

2021-02-27T10:53:41-07:00

The Last Great Frontier: Raja Ampat, Indonesia

Floating up to the stunningly gorgeous jetty at the Raja Ampat Dive Resort on Waigeo Island in West Papua Indonesia, I knew I was in for a special treat. Waigeo Island is the largest of the four main islands of the Raja Ampat Island archipelago. This was THAT kind of place, the epitome of a remote, exotic beach vacation. Raja Ampat is one of those

2021-02-23T16:56:13-07:00

Guide to Celebrating Carnival in Schramberg, Germany

The anticipation was thick in the air when we arrived mid-morning for our very first peek deep into Germany’s Black Forest where Carnival comes alive! Not the Carnival you may be thinking of with drunkenness and bead-throwing like in New Orleans, but a traditional type that has been going for centuries in the forests of Germany. This carnival, deep in the Black Forest, is a

2021-01-12T07:32:20-07:00

Day Trips from San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico was named the "best city in the world" by the world-famous Condé Nast Travellers Magazine (2020) and Travel + Leisure (2017). This Mexican city sits in the eastern part of Guanajuato and is a part of the Bajio region. This fascinating city was founded in 1542 by Franciscan monk Fray Juan de San Miguel, hence the name of the city.

2021-01-10T13:44:45-07:00

Diving Cenotes Mexico: Diving Kukulkan

Have you ever thought about diving Cancun cenotes while in the Riviera Maya? The stunning Kukulkan Cenote is a 33 feet (10 meters) deep blue cavern that is part of the Chac Mool caving system in the Yucatan, Mexico. It is set in a jungle scenery with fresh and saltwater, lots of fossils, and even a few stalactites. Cancun Cenotes The main attraction though is

2021-02-10T08:06:36-07:00

Caminito La Boca & Colorful Buenos Aires

Like every big city, Buenos Aires has many popular tourist attractions that can be found on every website you read about the country of Argentina. Many times as tourists, we go to popular tourist attractions that are labeled “must-sees”. And so many times I have gone and come away feeling a bit misguided. This article is not to say you should visit La Boca, but

2021-02-24T20:18:02-07:00

Caye Caulker Belize: 5 Reasons to Visit!

Caye Caulker is a minuscule little island off the coast of Belize. Roughly 3000 people live on this breathtaking island that sits off the Caribbean Sea. If you are one of those people who love to visit “off the beaten track” places, then I would recommend visiting Caye Caulker Belize. The island itself is less than 1 mile from east to west and 5 miles

2020-12-30T04:40:45-07:00

Deepest Lakes in the World and in the USA!

The natural depth of a lake is a fascinating wonder that intrigues numerous people to learn more and to take time to visit some of the deepest lakes in the world. A lake is a large body of water that is surrounded by land. Lakes usually do not flow into rivers and are mostly made up of fresh water. Many of the deepest lakes of

2020-12-16T22:02:55-07:00

The Ultimate Bucket List for Families

Over the last few weeks, I was looking through and editing old photographs when I started thinking about our bucket list for families that I made. When I was in college, my friends and I used to watch a television show about these families that were traveling around the world. They were marking things off their family bucket list as they voted to do the

2020-12-15T19:52:17-07:00

Mineral de Pozos in Old Mexico!

Founded in the 16th century, the small magical town of Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato is unique and charming. It is the perfect place to visit when staying near San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. This interesting town of Mineral de Pozos, or just Pozos as most people call it, is located roughly an hour's drive from San Miguel de Allende. When someone mentioned this place

2021-01-10T15:10:42-07:00

The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans!

If the prospect of running down narrow cobbled streets, being pushed and shoved by thousands of other participants, all whilst trying to avoid being trampled on by six crazed and angry bulls sound all too terrifying, then I have great news! You don’t have to travel all the way to the world-renowned Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, in the Basque region of Spain, and

2020-12-01T09:02:58-07:00

15 Unforgettable Things to do in St Maarten (& St Martin)!

Sint Maarten’s Dutch side, which is often misspelled as St Marteen is known for its casinos, jewelry-making, drinks made with guavaberry liquors (rum), and festive nightlife. The island’s French side is known for its stunning views, shopping, nude beaches, French Caribbean cuisine, and Loterie Farm. Let's visit both sides and I will tell you all about it! Things to do in St. Maarten! While the official name

2020-12-19T14:14:59-07:00

Is Laos Open for Travel?

Is Laos open to visitors and how has the coronavirus pandemic affected travel? Discover the entry restrictions for Laos and whether the borders are open. Is Laos Open for Travel? Brimming with old-world charm, Laos is the perfect destination for travelers looking to get off the beaten track. While other Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Thailand attract more visitors, Laos is relatively undiscovered by

2020-11-24T13:51:02-07:00

16 Awesome 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. Norway Winter! I

2020-12-10T16:39:17-07:00

Beach Towns: Playa Zipolite and Playa Mazunte Mexico

Along the Southern Pacific 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, golden sandy beaches, and amazing beauty. I also had a chance to

2020-12-18T00:19:26-07:00

“The Pack” – Amazon Video Series

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Amazon Prime Video! #ad Watch "The Pack" on Amazon Prime Video, November 20th! I have always thought that there was something indescribable about the relationship between me and my dog. Somehow, my dog just seems to understand me and I understand her. My dog’s name is… Coco Chanel Maloney and is a purebred Shiba Inu –

2020-11-18T17:02:05-07:00

Perfect Vacations For When You Want to Get Away

This year has been one like no other; the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic has been a time of extreme change for many people. Right now, everyone is beginning to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and the prospect of returning to everyday activities. As this looks more likely, many people are turning their attention to all the things that they want to do, places that they want

2020-11-17T00:16:06-07:00

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico – The Ultimate Guide

In the sleepy hills of Mexico lies one of the most gorgeous towns I have ever seen, San Miguel de Allende. This picturesque town is sure to give you all the “wow moments” of a big city, but with the pleasure of a small-town atmosphere. Don’t expect to find a fast-paced lifestyle in Saint Miguel, Mexico-- but rather a tranquil one. One that slowly evolves

2021-01-10T13:38:57-07:00

Hong Kong Hiking Bucket List

I recently took a fascinating trip through Asia where Hong Kong was a stop. I was on a Holland America cruise ship’s “around the world” Asia Pacific Voyage. While on the ship, I would walk the deck on a regular basis. But what joy I found when I was able to step off the ship, step out of the concrete jungle of Hong Kong’s city

2020-12-10T16:24:22-07:00

New England Road Trip in the Fall!

Road trips are slowly making their way to be the best type of vacation for 2020 since the COVID-19 pandemic. Think about it, it's much safer to travel in your own car than getting into a plane filled with strangers. Besides the safety part, a road trip is a fun adventure that allows you to visit numerous places in a short period of time. One

2020-10-29T07:48:57-07:00

25 Things To Do in Key West, Florida

Ahhh! Key West and the Florida Keys islands!! 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 Islands are some of the

2020-11-04T06:35:19-07:00

Vacationing in the Spanish Islands: Atlantic, Balearic or Canary Islands

The Spanish Islands are known as some of the best places in the world for their natural wonders, their lavishness, and the rejuvenation they offer visitors. Travelers can now apply for the ETIAS Spain visa waiver which allows them to obtain travel authorizations online for visiting Spain. The ETIAS Spain visa waiver is sent to the travelers via email saving them a trip to the

2020-12-18T20:06:05-07:00

Whistler in the Summer!

Whistler in the Summer 13 Things to do! Over 3 million visitors flock to British Columbia’s resort town of Whistler each and every year to take advantage of the gorgeous landscapes. The dramatic snow-covered peaks, pine forests, beautiful lakes, and the charming town itself has long since been a popular Canadian vacation spot. But, although Whistler is considered by many to be one of Canada’s

2020-08-20T11:08:42-07:00

Savannah Historic District

This is Why Savannah Historic District is as Pretty as a Picture! Savannah's Historic District Located in Chatham County, Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia. This revolutionary city was once a port city that saw its fair share of battles during the American Civil War. However, Savannah is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks to its relationship with art and design,

2020-08-20T11:54:27-07:00

Waterfall Hikes near Denver!

Hiking is a great pastime and I know many people who enjoy a day out in a state or national park. In fact, the state of Colorado has over forty state parks and thirteen National Forests in case you want to enjoy their fresh air by finding a great hiking trail. Recently I was in Denver, Colorado, and figured out that it is a great

2021-01-12T14:17:16-07:00

Things to do in Pigeon Forge with Kids!

Regarding the Pigeon Forge attractions & businesses mentioned in this blog, please check their respective websites for an update on their COVID-19 operational updates. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a vacation haven for children and adults, but in a sense, I can see that it has two faces. On one hand, since it is nestled at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, it is a

2020-08-20T12:07:34-07:00

Travel to the Middle of the World – Quito

Have you ever heard the words "Ecuador Mitad del Mundo" or "middle of the world in Ecuador"? I hadn't either until I had a chance to visit the "Mitad del Mundo" right outside of Quito. I had no idea there was an exact location where you could stand at the earth's midpoint - 0 degrees latitude, 0 minutes, 0 seconds in Ecuador! Apparently, people come from

2020-12-06T01:35:37-07:00

How to get from Mexico City to San Miguel de Allende

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love San Miguel de Allende in Mexico. This gorgeous little gem of a city in Mexico’s central highlands is known for its baroque-style of Spanish architecture and colonial buildings. Plus it has cobbled-stone streets, a thriving arts scene, and fascinating cultural festivals. Add to it an array of 84 churches and it seems quite perfect to me.

2021-01-10T13:42:29-07:00

Diapontia Islands: A Hidden Paradise on Earth

I am almost certain you have heard of Santorini and Mykonos – those famous Greek isles that everyone loves. I’ve written about both of them quite extensively and absolutely love these charming Greek islands. But these islands can sometimes feel like “a tourist island” if you catch them during a cruise ship in port. They can get a bit crowded, especially during peak season. So

2020-08-20T22:20:28-07:00

Stunning Montana National Parks to Quench Your Wanderlust

The United States has several National Parks, forests, and monuments to visit including two of the most visited National Parks in Montana, which are Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. I have been to both and they are both quite spectacular with a backdrop of small mountain ranges that are a part of the Rocky Mountains. Montana prides itself on being the perfect place

2020-08-20T22:07:58-07:00

Pulpit Rock Hike in Norway – Let The Adventure Begins!

Pulpit Rock, better known to Norwegians as Preikestolen in Norway is a steep cliff that rises almost 2000 feet above Lysefjorden with a flat top viewing platform. It was formed by glaciers more than 10,000 years ago. I am sure you will recognize it by its famous photographs. Preikestolen attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world, which makes it one of the main

2020-08-20T22:25:52-07:00

Listening to Silence Jordan by Night

Desert Night Camps - Feynan Ecolodge The Feynan Ecolodge is not just another place to stay while in Jordan. It is actually an experience. Somehow placed in the middle of nowhere in Jordan, the Feynan Ecolodge offers you a stay you won't forget. Here is my account of getting there and taking part in a Bedouin experience before making it to the Lodge... We were

2021-02-22T15:05:25-07:00
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