ADVENTURE

Diving Kukulkan, a Cancun Cenote Experience

Have you thought about cenote Mexico scuba diving while you are in Cancun or 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. The main

2020-07-02T08:33:44-07:00

Venice to Burano: THE Complete Guide

  One of the best-kept secrets in Venice used to be the island of Burano, maybe it is not so secret anymore. But it is definitely worth a visit, even if you just have 2 days in Venice it’s well worth visiting this colorful island! This island is best known for its rainbow-painted houses. Don't worry, once you get there, there is plenty to do

2020-07-03T16:09:08-07:00

Tbilisi to Yerevan via the Overnight Train

The beautiful countries of Georgia and Armenia are nestled in between the continents of Europe and Asia. And lying on the banks of the Kura River is Georgia's capital city of Tbilisi. This cobblestoned "Old Town" area reflects its complicated history as Georgia has been ruled under different global powers throughout its history. This is because of its location and proximity to the lucrative Silk

2020-02-03T05:52:32-07:00

Unique Things to do and Where to Stay in Santorini!

Santorini is just one of the Cyclades Islands in Greece that literally has everything I want in an island – hidden and blue-domed churches, stunning sunsets, volcanoes rising out of the Aegean Sea, cave houses you can stay in, and whitewashed stone buildings that dot the landscape. Know that your Santorini holidays will be one you'll remember for a very long time, as I still

2020-07-01T20:26:46-07:00

Safari Outfit: What to Pack for an African Safari

A Safari Outfit to Pack Once I knew I was going on an African safari trip with a Tanzania itinerary, I started to evaluate my wardrobe and decided I really didn’t have the proper attire for such an adventurous trip. I did have clothes that I bought for my trip to Guyana down the Amazon River Basin, but still, I knew I need to add

2020-02-06T14:15:06-07:00

What to Pack for a Ski Trip!

As you guys know, I recently returned from a trip from North Lake Tahoe and will soon be going again for a ski trip there with my husband, so I wanted to write a complete list of what to pack for a ski trip (or snowboarder trip)! You not only need to remember to bring all of your ski or snowboard gear, but you also need to

2020-06-29T13:40:15-07:00

10 Things To Know Before Taking A Train Across Parts of Canada

When it comes to traveling, there are endless possibilities in the world. There are thousands of stunning landmarks to see and hundreds of countries to visit. I should know, I have been to 93 countries so far! Most of the modes of transportation to get from point A to point B are planes, trains, cars, boats, or even buses. On this trip across about one-quarter

2020-06-27T10:47:24-07:00

Have a Cultured Time in New Jersey

Nestled between Strathmere and Longport, Ocean City is one of New Jersey’s finest hidden gems. With a population of less than 12,000, the area is the perfect destination for a secluded minibreak or even a memorable vacation. Combining stunning natural attractions with a wealth of activities, venues, and events, you’ll always find a reason to return to this spectacular part of the state. When you’re

2020-07-09T17:23:11-07:00

Furore: The Hidden Gem on the Road to Rome

There's this petite village - really a settlement, that lies just off the scenic road to Amalfi just above the coastline. It is called Furore, Italy. At one time, it was a fisherman's village, full of tiny boat houses that clung to the side of the mountain along the gorge. Many people admired the cluster of houses and the view overlooking the village, but no

2020-05-30T12:27:42-07:00

Four Seasons Serengeti And Its Luxury Safari!

After my trip of a lifetime and luxury safari with Shadows of Africa and their school visits, tribe discovery, and all-day game drives, I was off to visit the Serengeti. The Serengeti is one of the seven Natural Wonders of Africa and is located in the northern part of Tanzania. It has a landmass of approximately 12,000 square miles, so there is a lot of

2019-12-31T11:09:00-07:00

Galapagos Islands Holiday

The Science Behind the Island The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 650 miles off the coast of Ecuador in South America. They are isolated from any other land formation or island group. About half the size of New Jersey, you may ask yourself, according to geographical size, why are there are more unique species in the Galapagos Islands than any other

2020-04-28T23:12:50-07:00

5-Day Safari in Tanzania: The Most Epic Itinerary!

I have always wanted to go on an African Safari, but for some reason, Africa has always escaped me. With all my travels, you would think I would have booked my Tanzania itinerary by now, but alas, it never happened. Every time I hear about someone's African itinerary, they always come back and say the same thing – “It was the best travel experience I

2020-01-26T21:49:22-07:00

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 I am glad that I have come this far. My last country count was 88 countries before Africa, and I have been to many countries multiple times. Before becoming a travel

2019-12-19T15:50:18-07:00

Ultimate Guide To Luxury Backpacking

If you have always had a penchant for travel like me, the chances are that you may have already done the slumming style of backpacking when you were younger. I never did, but you may have. I knew plenty of people in their early twenties who made their way to Mexico, Thailand, India, or Malaysia and ventured across different terrains, backpacking along the way. Hostels were

2020-06-11T13:45:34-07:00

10 Puerto Vallarta Beaches with No Passport Required

Puerto Vallarta beaches are among the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. This coastal city used to be a small fishing village and was transformed into a popular beach holiday destination in the 1960s when popular Hollywood celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton came for a visit. Today, the beaches in Puerto Vallarta are dotted with world-class hotels and resorts, although what attracts

2020-05-22T12:10:01-07:00

Scuba Diving the Red Sea: Aqaba, Jordan العقبة‎

Aqaba, Jordan and the Red Sea Directions: Aqaba, Jordan A bit off the beaten path... We arrived in Amman at 10:45 pm at night. Damn Crazy Americans!  By the time we made to the car rental place, it was almost 11:15 pm.  The plan was to drive from Amman to Aqaba, a three-hour drive, in the middle of the night in the middle

2020-07-03T17:07:01-07:00

15 Best Things to do in Oslo

  How Cool is Oslo? It is Arctic Cool! It is totally cool! And it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit, it just has that flair about it that not all European capital cities do. Sure it is cooler in the winter, but the summer is grand as well! I love Oslo and here are a few reasons why: First of all, it

2020-07-11T21:24:02-07:00

Rocky Mountaineer Train – Ultimate Insider Guide

Photo courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer Dr. Cacinda Maloney’s exclusive guide to the Rocky Mountaineer Train features a wealth of insider tips for your trip on the famous Canadian Rockies train. It includes researching, planning, booking, and finally, embarking through Canada on the rail journey that dreams are made! Since Dr. Maloney is a Rocky Mountaineer Ambassador, she has seen and been on multiple trips and

2020-02-13T10:49:40-07:00

The Perfect 72-Hour Itinerary for North Lake Tahoe

A gorgeous place to visit for the perfect 72-hour itinerary is North Lake Tahoe that straddles between two states, Nevada and California, in the USA. I had the fortunate opportunity to visit North Lake Tahoe recently and enjoyed my time there just before the winter weather had arrived. Some say the best time to visit North Lake Tahoe is during the Spring, but honestly, I

2020-06-29T13:46:45-07:00

Things to do in Ireland

Things to do in Ireland A Journey Through The Countryside Let me take you on a journey through the greenest place on earth!  I swear I have never seen such greenery!  Ireland conjures up thoughts of the four-leaf clover, leprechauns and Irish dancers, but for me, GREEN was the biggest visual thing that I noticed. I live in the desert, so you can understand how

2020-07-03T22:41:28-07:00

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

2020-07-03T11:23:46-07:00

Croatian Itinerary: Sailing on a Private Yacht

Did you know you could charter the Adriatic Breeze, a luxury yacht that cruises the Croatian Islands? Where you will enjoy a luxurious cruise around Croatia’s Dalmatian coastline and experience the Adriatic Coast as you’ve never seen it before! You can even pick the Croatian itinerary that you want. This was my third visit to Croatia, and honestly, I had never seen Croatia as I

2019-12-07T08:53:46-07:00

Scuba Diving Cancun: Cancun’s Underwater Museum

Cancun Diving is a must if you are a certified diver and you in the area since they have more than 30 dive sites in what they call the Cancun National Marine Park. The Cancun reefs often have schools of snappers, barracudas, angelfish, and many other species living in an amazing ecosystem. One of my favorite things to do when I am in Cancun is

2020-06-12T11:40:35-07:00

Gliding Thru Hidden Worlds: Rio Secreto & Xentoes

Come with me today on a magical journey through four cenotes with Xenotes and one cenote known as Río Secreto. "Where the history of our planet is written according to the ancient Gods. Where floating in clear freshwater will change your life forever" -they say. Let's experience these stunning underground rivers and caves together with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. I say "It is like

2020-08-04T17:35:32-07:00

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.

2020-08-12T15:52:58-07:00

Road Tripping in Autumn: Tips for Comfort and Safety

When you think about road trips, you might imagine zooming along the highway with the windows down. The wind blowing in your hair and the sun is shining high in the sky. Road trips have and will always be one of the most popular getaways in the summertime. They’re cheap, adventurous, and cool, and the warm summer sun is the perfect backdrop for an adventure.

2020-06-22T15:23:02-07:00

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

2019-09-03T14:00:40-07:00

Tanzania Safari: Seduced by the Serengeti

Tanzania Safari: Seduced by the Serengeti When I sign on for the photo safari of the Serengeti in Tanzania with Popular Photographer's E Mentor Series, I picture myself a bit like Meryl Streep in the movie “Out of Africa”, dressed in khaki-colored safari clothing surveying those sweeping plains with lions and leopards roaming in the tall tawny-colored grass. As it turns out, my impressions aren’t too

2020-05-02T12:18:32-07:00

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,

2020-06-26T20:41:34-07:00

Magical Islands Around Split, Croatia – A Day Trip Away

We loved Croatia! Let me say that again! We LOVED Croatia and I would go back in a heartbeat! No wonder it is the hottest destination for Europeans and Americans alike these days! After visiting Dubrovnik and Mostar, Bosnia, we made our way down to the stunning city of Split by rental car. Split lies in the central and southern part of Croatia and is

2020-05-04T23:21:00-07:00

Magical Kerala in the Arabian Sea is a Must Visit

Let me introduce you to a corner of the world that daily transforms lives by delivering an emotional travel experience related to nature that you didn’t even know existed. Flanked by the Arabian Sea, Kerala, India has been known as a spice exporter to the world since 3000 BC! It is dotted with tea plantations, spice gardens, dense green forests, and mystic nature. And I

2019-09-14T13:52:12-07:00

Cycling the Danube River

Can you imagine the influence that a river has on the people living along its path? As I left a classical concert in the Parliament Building in Vienna, I was humming to myself The Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss. It is so crazy to think of the influences that a river can have on those living around it! And the famous river he wrote

2020-07-09T14:05:13-07:00

Things to do in Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Have you ever heard of the small Balkan country known as Bosnia & Herzegovina? I hadn't really either, as it wasn't even really on my bucket list! But while visiting Croatia, my husband and I decided to take a day trip from Dubrovnik to Mostar. And we were certainly glad we did. Mostar is considered the cultural and economic capital of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Oh,

2020-08-11T17:19:12-07:00

Places to Visit near Oaxaca, Mexico

Visiting Oaxaca City in the foothills of the Sierra Madre along the banks of the Atoyac River in Mexico is a wonderful experience. It has numerous colonial-era buildings and churches, as well as a significant archeological site nearby. Known as Monte Alban, it is the ruins of a 2,300-year-old Zapotec city just outside of town. With its pastel-colored buildings, each building is cuter than the

2020-07-20T10:53:07-07:00

Balsa Surf Camp in Montañita, Ecuador

  The Road to Montanita, Ecuador So here I am, expecting a "hidden treasure" with "perfect waves" and "golden sand" and a "tropical paradise", taken directly from Wikipedia.  I don't know who writes this wiki stuff, but we have different ideas about what paradise is!! Hidden Paradise Upon arrival, we did, however, find our "hidden paradise" but what we were hiding from was Montañita! Don't

2020-04-13T18:42:03-07:00
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