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

7 Underrated 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,

2020-08-02T19:48:58-07:00

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

Jim Thorpe, PA: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Jim Thorpe PA is a beautiful small town in Eastern Pennsylvania in the USA. It's a quaint town with museums, shopping, resorts, and plenty of spectacular views of the Poconos mountain range. It's the perfect destination for a Poconos getaway at any time of year and is a great option for weekend getaways in PA. I was lucky enough to visit during fall when the

2020-07-03T17:04:21-07:00

Warm Places to Travel to in April

I believe everyone deserves a vacation. Most people think that a vacation should be in a tropical paradise where sometimes your skin seems to melt due to the extreme heat (maybe I exaggerated just a little, but you know what I mean!). Skip the tropical beaches in the Summer and go on a great vacation in the Spring to a warm place instead! I have

2020-07-03T15:10:36-07:00

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

2020-05-08T12:02:25-07:00

The Most Epic Beaches in the World

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

2020-06-27T11:16:02-07:00

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

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

2020-07-03T16:53:31-07:00

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

2020-03-31T15:28:37-07:00

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

Ledges Hotel in the Pocono Mountians

  Nestled in the Northwest Pocono Mountain Lake region lies Hawley, PA. It is full of culture, activity, and charm. While there, I was able to visit a fantastic hotel known as Ledges Hotel: Contemporary Hotel in the Pocono Mountains. It is a luxurious, modern inn that will take your breath away and charm you with her crystal blue fire pits and viewing platform of

2020-06-28T09:37:51-07:00

Milford PA: Crossroads for East Coast Vacations

Coming around the backside and corner of the Hotel Fauchere, I entered going down the stairs and through the back door. Unbeknownst to me, I came at it all wrong and should have entered thru its glorious navy-blue double French front doors with red and white striped awnings out in front and even a black rocking chair on the sidewalk to get the real flavor

2020-07-30T15:10:00-07:00

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

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

2020-05-13T14:23:17-07:00

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

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

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

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

Santa Fe Weather Is Perfect: You Should Come For A Visit!

Located about an hours drive away from Albuquerque, Santa Fe is a truly striking city. Perched beautifully on top of the blue mountains of New Mexico, there's no denying that Santa Fe is one of those cities that has a magical and timeless appeal. This high desert town with its combination of mountains, rock formations, and canyon roads make this a unique place to visit due

2020-04-27T15:08:32-07:00

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

A Bluebird Day at Yellowstone National Park

I had never heard of the expression, "a bluebird day", but I ended up hearing it several times on my recent trip to Yellowstone Country, Montana. I guess bluebirds come out when the sun is shining, even if there is snow on the ground from the night or days before.  Regardless, it was was a gorgeous day! Are you taking your kids to Yellowstone? Read

2020-06-03T14:47:49-07:00

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

2020-07-13T11:55:25-07:00

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

2020-08-04T17:36:52-07:00

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

What a Wonderful Stay: Inn of the Five Graces, Santa Fe

It is no surprise that the Inn of The Five Graces lies squarely in Santa Fe, New Mexico, known as the "Land of Enchantment." With a clearly magical touch, internationally acclaimed importers, Ira and Sylvia Seret of Seret & Sons have created a living masterpiece for all of us to enjoy. Each of the 24 unique suites in this small luxury hotel embraces the beauty

2020-04-24T13:45:07-07:00

How to Spend Two Days in Vegas

  Disneyland for Adults Have you ever wondered what you can do if you have 48 hours in Las Vegas to walk around and sightsee? Get ready to get a whirlwind of a trip with all the great details here. For me, going to Las Vegas is like going to Disneyland, only for adults and there is always something to see and do. My last

2020-06-29T14:43:22-07:00

5 Places You Must See on a Southwest 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

2020-05-30T14:27:23-07:00

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

2020-06-26T20:32:07-07:00

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

2020-08-04T17:37:05-07:00

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

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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