ADVENTURE

Rocky Mountaineer Train

 National Geographic once called Rocky Mountaineer Train one of the “World’s Greatest Trips.” National Geographic once called the Rocky Mountaineer "Named as one of the World' Greatest Trips." Rocky Mountaineer Train My personal story about Rocky Mountaineer Train: My Dad is a car guy, he still is. I believe once a car guy, always a car guy. Any extra money he had was always spent

2019-08-03T16:45:44-07:00

Maakalla Island: Finding Peace in Western Finland

  Maakalla Island, Finland There was a quiet stillness unlike anything I had experienced before. I knew that Maakalla Island of Western Finland was remote, but the eeriness I felt upon stepping off the boat gave me a bit of a shiver. Stepping onto Maakalla Island, Finland It was mid-August and so the weather was picture-perfect for today, as soon, no

2018-11-27T12:35:47-07:00

Walking to Sweden: Finland’s Kvarken Archipelago

  Vaasa, Finland map Vaasa - Gateway to the West Arriving in Vaasa, Finland, I was ready for an adventure and Finland does not disappoint. Vaasa is the gateway to the western side of the country.  This is where the narrowest part of the Gulf of Bothnia is connected to Finland by their longest bridge, the Replot, in the Baltic Sea. The

2020-07-27T09:34:02-07:00

Xanadu Island Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Xanadu Island Resort, Ambergris Caye, Belize Ambergris Caye, Belize Belize for the Adventurous Traveler Wedged between Mexico and Guatemala, the very small country of Belize has become one of the most popular scuba diving and eco-tourism destinations in Central America. With its immaculate beaches, lush tropical rain forests, and ancient Mayan cities, (plus diverse flora and fauna to boot!), Belize is a hot

2020-08-12T10:01:29-07:00

Scuba Diving Belize in Ambergris Caye

  Blue Dive: Chuck & Robbie's Dive Shop - Ambergris Caye, Belize Deep Blue Dive When I was perusing the internet for recommendations for reputable deep blue dive shops in Belize on Ambergris Caye in Belize for a few dives for the family while we were there, time and time again, I would read the same thing: “Robbie” “Chuck and Robbie’s" Then: “Robbie

2020-08-12T09:47:13-07:00

A Belizean Adventure: Maya Island Air Flight

By Cacinda Maloney Maya Island Air Heavy with sweat oozing down the back of my neck, I lunged hard to enter the tiny seaplane door, which would be my home for the next 15 minutes.  I sat under the wing on the right hand side for a perfect picture-taking opportunity. From the tarmac, my heart was pounding when I actually saw the tiny

2018-11-27T12:38:16-07:00

Riding a Longtail to James Bond Island, Thailand

  Longtail Boat ride out to James Bond Island, Thailand I had been waiting for this day to come and now here it is my 50th Birthday. Stepping into the color-worn, long-tail boat (Ruea Hang Yao (เรือหางยาว)), I knew this was a trip of a lifetime and today was my lucky day. My milestone birthday had arrived and I needed something BIG to

2020-07-18T10:25:42-07:00

Canada’s Prettiest Little Town: Niagara-On-The-Lake

Here is another one of those secret gems I have learned about on my travels: Niagara on the Lake is one of Canada's best-kept secrets! If you are planning a visit to Niagara Falls, it is well worth journeying the extra 20 minutes beyond the stunning waterfalls to visit this charming town of Niagara on the Lake. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada Niagara Falls, Canada side

2020-07-11T18:56:34-07:00

Belize: Life in the Underworld

"Have you ever really wondered what it looks like down under?  No, not Aussie land,   I mean way down under... underneath the ocean?" Under the Sea, Belize You can see the tiniest little creatures that you cannot even imagine exist! Underworld of Belize Nudibranch Nudibranch - Modern Day Sea Slug The photo above is of a nudibranch. Nudibranchs

2020-08-15T12:20:30-07:00

Turkey, Land of the Bizarre and the Bazaar

  Things to do in Turkey A trip to Turkey is like a trip through history. As a bridge between the East and the West, empires ranging from the Ottomans to the Romans have inhabited this land. Turkey has seen some of the world’s most remarkable figures pass through, including Julius Caesar and St. Paul. That said, Turkey is still a mystery to many Westerners,

2020-06-27T12:21:53-07:00

Cistern Istanbul

Cistern Istanbul Cistern Istanbul is an extraordinary subterranean structure, built by Justinian in 532 AD. It is the largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul City. Apparently, there are several cisterns in Istanbul. It is now one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It is especially popular during the summer when its cavernous depths stay wonderfully cool. The line to get in is a little

2020-06-27T12:26:30-07:00

A candlelit night in the city of Petra, Jordan

  A candlelit night in the city of Petra,  A night I will never forget Making our way down the long Siq, deep into the night, I wondered how the event would unfold. With each step, anticipation into this unknown world of rock walls and the famous "Treasury" in the city of Petra. I had waited years for this moment. I had often heard of

2020-08-11T08:11:55-07:00

Lima, Peru: An Exotic City for Most Americans to Visit

Mainstream guidebooks don’t do Lima, Peru justice. It is a city that should be on every traveler’s list, known as the City of Kings, or “Los Cuidad de los Reyes”. It extends outward from the rugged cliffs of the Pacific coastline with a mix of Spanish Colonial and the Peruvian Andes culture all rolled into one. And since 2019, the Lima, Peru population has topped

2020-07-18T12:48:17-07:00
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