Category Archives: Destinations

Something Scary that Forces You to Look Up

Have you done something that scared you lately? I did. Recently, I traveled to Sedona, Arizona for a girl’s trip. Years previously, I had driven through Sedona and its Red Rock region on a marathon visit from Tucson to the Grand Canyon and Phoenix with hopes of spending more time there. On this Spring Break…
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Falling in Love with Cuba AND Why You Should Travel to Cuba NOW

The Beginning of a Romance with Cuba From beneath a large Banyan tree on the patio of a paladar (private restaurant) in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, I rang in the New Year and made a big resolution. Instead of champagne, I toasted this life change with a refreshing mojito, which washed down the traditional…
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Get a Taste of Cuba with Me – Let’s Go Cruising

Get a Taste of Cuba - Let's Go Cruising After six years traveling to Cuba, I’m finally sailing to Cuba from Tampa this year. For all nine sailings of the Carnival's Paradise, I will be the Cuba guest lecturer. In this role, I will showcase through daily, interactive presentations Cuban culture, flavors, rhythms, travel tips,…
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3 Hidden Gems in Ecuador

Are you looking for the off-the-beaten-path, lesser known places to explore in Ecuador? Perhaps you have already done the Galapagos Islands, but want to see what else Ecuador has to offer. That's a perfect reason to dive into this post that my peer travel writer, Sara Dobak, has created for us. Let's travel to Ecuador…
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Top 5 Things to Do in South Africa

A travel dream of mine is to go on an adventure in South Africa, not only for the wildlife and witnessing the Big 5, but also to try some awesome wines. This is why I reached out to peer traveler, writer, and adventurer, Alya Akhmetgareeva, to highlight her favorite things to do in South Africa.…
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5 Outdoor Adventures in Scotland You Must Not Miss

Although I have had the opportunity to travel to Scotland, I cannot call myself an expert. So, I've asked my peer intrepid traveler and writer, Kathi Kamleitner, to give us her advice on the 5 outdoor adventures that no one should miss. Scotland Adventures with Kathi Ahoy! Scotland is an incredibly diverse holiday destination. While many…
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