ADVENTURE

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 and

2020-01-03T17:11:02-07:00

10 Adventurous Things to do in Bora Bora

✦ How to Plan An Adventure Trip to Bora Bora ✦ 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

2020-01-05T13:17:02-07:00

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

2019-12-07T08:53:47-07:00

Carnival Raft Race in Schramberg, Germany

Da-Bach-na-Fahrt Raft Race, going "Wild on the Water!" As an American, I had never even heard of Schramberg, Germany much less any of the shenanigans going on during their famous Carnival river raft races. What on earth had I missed? Apparentlly people come from all over Europe just to see and experience such a fun carnival river raft race known as the Da-Bach-na-Fahrt Raft Race. Literally

2019-11-27T07:48:00-07:00

15 Of The Best Things To See & Do in Ecuador

There are so many interesting and fun things to do in Ecuador. This small coastal country offers travelers a wealth of outdoor adventures - you can explore the vibrant Amazonian rainforest, discover the rich wildlife of Galapagos Islands, or simply soak in the scenic views of the Andes. Since it’s filled with a wide array of wonders squeezed into one tiny country, narrowing a list

2019-08-28T07:23:08-07:00

Guide to celebrating Carnival in Schramberg, Germany

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

2019-11-27T07:53:09-07:00

Xel Ha vs Xcaret: A Review of 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 scuba dive) and

2019-12-06T16:18:34-07:00

Everything You Need to Know About Playa Zipolite 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

2019-12-06T14:05:02-07:00

Polar Bear Safari: Churchill Manitoba

A Polar Bear Safari Expedition: 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 migrating into

2019-08-24T08:48:26-07:00

Romance in the Skies of San Diego!

Balboa Park for Lovers Balboa Park in San Diego, California is considered the Jewel of San Diego - with over 1200 acres of attractions (including a zoo), culture, and things to do for tourists and locals alike. Fortunately for everyone, these lands were reserved for public use in the early 1800s. What a wonderful place for San Diegans and visitors to enjoy what has become

2019-12-17T11:26:43-07:00

5 Of The Most Beautiful States In The USA

The United States is home to some of the most beautiful places on earth. If you go looking, you may discover that some states are even more beautiful than you could ever imagine. Today I am going to be taking a look at five of the most beautiful states in the U.S. and precisely what makes them so glorious. They are in no particular order

2019-11-05T15:22:11-07:00

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

2020-01-20T12:11:17-07:00

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

The Best Lagoons and Waterfalls in the Caribbean

The Caribbean boasts some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls and lagoons, and I should know, as I have visited Kaieteur Falls in Guayana, Iguazu Falls in Argentina, Niagara Falls in Canada, a 100-foot waterfall in Costa Rica, Havasu Falls in Arizona, USA and even a petrified waterfall in Mexico called Hierve el Agua. I know a great waterfall when I see them! Many of

2019-08-18T13:57:09-07:00

American Attractions on Your Next USA Road Trip!

5 Places You Must See on a Southwest USA Roadtrip There is a lot to see this summer in the great American Southwest. You can take a road trip to some amazing American attractions in the Southwest and West Coast of the USA with ease. The places I highlight here have a lot of history to offer, some as many as 40 million years! The

2019-09-17T17:20:19-07:00

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

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 dreams about whales are, but I

2019-08-24T08:26:13-07:00

The Ultimate Guide to the Ancient City of Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Landing in Colombo, I had no idea what riches lie in front of me. Sri Lanka sounded to this American Girl like an exotic, far-off land. This trip for me was intriguing and mysterious all at the same time. Any country’s UNESCO World Heritage sites are always of interest to me, so I was ecstatic to learn I would take a visit to an ancient

2019-08-20T13:56:33-07:00

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. I never really

2019-12-21T08:36:06-07:00

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 Fuore, 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

2019-08-20T11:34:18-07:00

6 Natural Beauty Spots To Visit

There are a lot of different reasons that people like to travel. For some people, it’s all about relaxation and they’re never happier than when they’re lying on a beach, soaking up the sun and sipping on cocktails. Other people relish the chance to immerse themselves in a completely new culture and explore all of their customs or sample their cuisine. But one of the

2019-08-05T05:17:42-07:00

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

The Ultimate Xel Ha Travel Guide – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Plopping into my clear plastic tube at Xel Ha, I was ready for cool relief. It had been scorching and sweaty hot, as the temperatures soared to over 100 degrees for the last few days. I had come to the golden lands of a Mexican destination. I was in search of the festivals surrounding the “Dia de Los Muertos” -those lazy days in November where

2019-12-03T13:38:25-07:00

10 of the BEST things to do in Monterey CA

The Northern California peninsula known as the Monterey Peninsula is nothing short of spectacular and is home to the beautiful Monterey beach. With its stunning natural beauty, charming, tourist atmosphere and coastline, I am sure you can easily spend 3-4 days enjoying the outdoor activities and exploring the area. Trying to whittle my list down to 10 of the BEST things to do in Monterey CA

2019-08-21T14:20:34-07:00

Our Top Ten Puerto Vallarta Beaches

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

2019-08-18T23:21:25-07:00

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

2019-12-07T08:53:45-07:00

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

2019-09-14T12:52:46-07:00

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

2019-12-07T08:53:47-07:00

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

2019-12-07T08:53:44-07:00
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