Category Archives: North America

Breezing through Chicago: What to do in The Windy City

Growing up in the Midwest short city getaways would be a choice between Minneapolis, Minnesota or Chicago, Illinois. Although I have been to both cities several times as a child and later as an adult, I reached out to my travel buddy and writer, Jenny Sherman, for some insider tips on the Windy City of…
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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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Have a Killer Time in Kentucky

Many times people have asked me, "What's your number?" In order to answer correctly, I have to ask another question, "Which number? How many countries, continents, or states have I been to?" As of this post, my numbers are 28 countries visited or lived in, 6 continents (all minus Antartica), and 41 states visited or…
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This is How to Rock an Adventure in Ohio

Although I have a well-traveled passport with numerous trips to all continents but Antartica, I'm going to be the first to admit that I haven't visited all fifty states. That's why I asked a peer travel writer, lover of rock music, and self-proclaimed coffee addict, Erik Davidson, to share with us his insider travel tips…
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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 Cruise to Cuba

Get a Taste of Cuba - Let's Cruise to Cuba 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…
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