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Cuba Travel Information – US Travel to Cuba Guide

US Travel to Cuba Guide - All the Cuba Travel Info You Need Before You Go! Can Americans Travel to Cuba? Yes, Americans can travel to Cuba. Although there have been many changes over the recent years. There are direct commercial flights from the USA to Cuba. You do NOT need to travel from the…
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Three Day Itinerary Acadia National Park Maine

Three Days in Acadia National Park Maine Before you embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Acadia National Park Maine, let me share with you what I learned on Mount Desert Island. These travel tips of Acadia National Park must-sees, best hikes, and biking routes, as well as things to do in Bar Harbor,…
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Returning Home to Look Up – Trempealeau, Wisconsin

On a recent trip to my hometown of Trempealeau, Wisconsin, I was reminded why it is so important to Look Up and share it with others. Country Childhood I grew up on a hobby farm in rural Wisconsin outside of a small river town called Trempealeau. I was given the name Heidi after the book…
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Cubicle to Cuba in español – Cubículo a Cuba

CUBÍCULO A CUBA – CUBICLE TO CUBA IS NOW IN ESPAÑOL After years of travel to Cuba, I published a book about my adventures on the once forbidden island. I couldn’t have done Cubicle to Cuba without the help of my Cuban amigos. However, many of my friends whether in Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, or…
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How Hiking Boots Reminded My Mom and I to Look Up

Last week, I was very fortunate to celebrate my mother’s birthday with her in Acadia National Park. We had no idea that this little part of Maine on the Atlantic Coast was the seventh most popular national park in the country with nearly 3.5 million visitors a year. We arrived the week before the summer…
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It’s Wine-Thirty

Hiya! I'm Heidi, an oenophile (pronounced EE-nuh-fahyl) from the beer, brat, and cheese state of Wisconsin. However, I'm a very well-seasoned wine enthusiast that can sniff out a good Malbec, Albariño, or a zesty Sauvignon Blanc while telling a good story about my adventures in their countries of origin. My Favorite Wine Destination Adventures: Mendoza, Argentina Auckland,…
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Explore the Riches of Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

When you think of Colombia, the first few items that come to mind are Juan Valdez and coffee, Pablo Escobar and Narcos on Netflix, and your vague memory of high school history and the Spanish quest for gold in the Americas. However, the true richness and jewels of Colombia are on its Northern Caribbean Coast.…
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An Artistic Reminder from Madrid to Look Up

All over Madrid, there are these statues representing a famous painting called Las Meninas by Velázquez. Although these life-sized women are a new installation, they brought me back to when I studied the painting in my classes at the Prado twenty years ago. Special Menina with a Reminder to Look Up This menina (maid of honor)…
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