7 Things You Must Do in Telluride in the Summer

With soaring mountaintops and unbridled natural beauty, Colorado is one of North America's finest territories. Heading southwest from Denver, the sleepy colonial town of Telluride, boasting some of the finest views in the San Juan Mountains, is a summer getaway like a dream. I’ve been to Telluride a few times myself, and from the gorgeous landscapes to the friendly locals, it’s got something to offer

2020-03-27T18:41:37-07:00

12 Questions (And Answers) About the Rocky Mountaineer

Choo-Choo! All aboard the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train! For almost 30 years, the Rocky Mountaineer has been providing extraordinary services to those who want to take train travel to the next level. Those who travel on this train are a wide range in demographics; from singles, couples, retired, and families. Between the seasonally months from mid-April to mid-October, this luxury Canadian train will take you

2020-03-23T06:46:57-07:00

Louisiana Cuisine: You Can’t Miss these 15+ Dishes!

Louisiana is known for many things: music, culture, but most importantly, its cuisine! Louisiana food is often on the spicier side and known all around the world as "Cajun Cuisine". The history of recipes and foods of Louisiana is an interesting one. There are influences from France, Spain, Africa, and India. However, there are parts of Louisiana that offer a more soul food-like experience. While

2020-02-28T18:39:34-07:00

Savannah GA: Our Guide to the Best Things To Do

✦ The Ultimate Guide to Savannah GA ✦ Get yourself into that Southern mood, the sweet sickness that is Savannah's lure. I call it le mal doux, which is French for "the sweet sickness". How?  You ask? Try reading (or see the movie) Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before you take on the task of visiting Savannah attractions and finding things to do in

2020-02-10T15:31:29-07:00

What to Pack for a Ski Trip to the Snow!

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

2020-02-03T05:57:50-07:00

Things to do in Upstate New York!

When we hear the word New York, our minds automatically think of the “Big Apple” or “New York City”. It is common for many people to forget that New York is actually a large state that has different regions and counties. Upstate NY has a lot of land area, but the population is relatively low compared to other parts of the state. When visiting Upstate

2020-02-03T05:57:04-07:00

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 89 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

2020-02-06T14:02:30-07:00

7 Underrated Spring Destinations to Visit in 2020

Catapulting yourself to new places for a vacation is a great way to start the New Year. Winter seems to be slowly creeping away and going on a spring vacation to underrated places is just what you need. Forget about the same old boring places like Cancun, Hawaii, or Florida for a spring vacation. Instead, take yourself on a new adventure to places like Ruidoso,

2020-02-06T13:51:03-07:00

Secret Places to See Cherry Blossoms in the US

Don't you just love the Spring? I know I certainly do. By Springtime, I am ready to get rid of the cold and shivering winter and move on to a renewed sense of Spring. This got me thinking about the beautiful cherry blossom and how it represents the fragility of life and yet also the beauty with which it holds. Truly cherry blossoms are a

2020-01-09T22:50:08-07:00

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

How to Plan the Perfect Lake Tahoe Winter Trip

Did you know you can head out to the Sierra Nevada Mountains for a weekend of fun in the snow that typically involves skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and even "jacuzzi time" with your friends? I didn’t either until recently. Apparently, I have a group of friends that go on an annual ski trip to North Lake Tahoe every year! Who knew? In fact, they enjoy it

2019-12-16T08:22:57-07:00

Top Places to Eat in Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida, is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations for a large number of Americans, especially those from the Southern and Midwestern states. Known for its sugary-white sand and turquoise water, Panama City Beach is a tourist hotspot for vacationers of all ages. This beach town caters to many different types of tourists, ranging from your typical retirees and couples to the

2020-02-03T07:42:45-07:00

The Perfect 72-Hour Itinerary for North Lake Tahoe

A gorgeous place to visit for the perfect 72-hour itinerary is North Lake Tahoe 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 thought my timing was pretty perfect for engaging

2019-12-07T08:53:38-07:00

Things to do in Portland at Night

As a travel lover, there is no better feeling than exploring a new city. Often times, 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

2019-10-08T07:30:01-07:00

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.

2019-09-10T09:08:16-07:00

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

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,

2020-01-07T20:11:42-07:00

25 Things To Do in Key West, Florida

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

2020-01-18T08:38:52-07:00

Staycation AZ – At The Hotel Valley Ho

Photo by: Kendra Lee Photography Sometimes you just need to get away. So why not make it a local event? Here in Arizona, we call those “Staycations”. We have such an array of resorts and hotels in Phoenix and Scottsdale that it is worth it to just give yourself a break and do a “Staycation AZ”. Recently I had a chance to get

2020-03-27T21:01:44-07:00

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 and

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

7 Incredibly Beautiful Beaches You Need To See

White and soft sand, palm trees, impressive size cliffs, and the ocean. At least a few vacation days in one of the seven most beautiful beaches in the world would make a tourist trip just as good as a fairytale. Of course, it is easy to be biased about it, but all of these beaches and places we are going to talk about today are

2019-12-29T15:08:58-07:00

The Sugary White Sands of Panama City Beach, Florida

✦What To Do in Panama City Beach✦ For just a moment, close your eyes and imagine the perfect beach town in the South. The ones with the cute little cottages painted in pastel colors along the sugar-white sandy beaches. From here, you can see the rolling waves of the ocean. A pale green cruiser bike is leaning against a cottage porch. The tree swing, the

2020-01-18T08:09:11-07:00

Phoenix, Arizona in The Spring: Perfection

There is really nothing quite like it, as I squeal with glee in the back seat of an open-air, 4-wheel drive pink jeep! Just being out on the open road in the desert landscape made all the difference in the world for me, as I am a city-dwelling gal. The smell of dirt and yet, fresh grass mixed with the cool breeze against my skin,

2019-12-13T23:01:30-07:00

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

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Yellowstone

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Yellowstone From Bozeman, we had driven into Gardiner, Montana. Gardiner sits right on the edge of the North entrance to Yellowstone, where the iconic Roosevelt Arch was perched way back in 1903. President Theodore Roosevelt was known as the grandfather of conservation and it was he who helped in securing these lands as a National Park for the United

2019-09-12T19:41:00-07:00

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

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

A Review of the Hyatt Regency LAX: Awesome!

Just as I have written about the best Dallas Fort Worth Airport options, I recently found the best LAX hotel with a shuttle airport option: Hyatt Regency LAX. As one of the 777 properties of the Hyatt Hotel Corporation, it is an interesting fact that the first Hyatt House branded motel was a small LAX motel located near the airport. Decades after the first Hyatt

2019-03-08T18:41:27-07:00

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

Fourth of July Celebrations: Nado, California Style

If you get a chance, go to Coronado Island for July 4th, it is a lot of fun. Make it a day on the silver strand! Although it is probably the busiest day of the year, you will want to come back when it is not so busy, You can take the ferry ride over from San Diego, if you don’t want to be bothered

2019-07-04T05:05:44-07:00

What to Pack for a Ski Week in Telluride, CO

What to bring?  What will I wear?  What to leave home. Those are the questions I attempt to answer as I make a ski week packing list for my upcoming Telluride vacation. I try to be a “carry-on” only luggage person, but sometimes I fail at this attempt, so for me it does matter how long you will be gone, what type of transportation you

2020-03-27T20:28:22-07:00

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

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

Ojai, California With GMC & Dogs!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Ojai is the epitome of what Californians wish their state was like. Nestled just east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Los Angeles, Ojai is a hippie-friendly paradise. The city is known for its focus on ecological stability, organic food production, and resistance against big business. All of this has contributed to making Ojai a resilient little city in

2019-08-02T15:06:27-07:00
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