Category Archives: Destinations

Travel to the Finger Lakes for Leaf-Peeping

So what is this leaf-peeping thing? It is a common, hip term for people just like me who travel to view and photograph the fall foliage with its brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds. However, how many of you have done an adventure leaf peeping trip? I recently came back from the coolest, leaf peeping trip…
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Inspirational Travel to Machu Picchu Peru

Having just returned from my first Machu Picchu experience,  I must say, it was inspirational. You have probably heard the quote, "Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by those that take your breath away." And, that quote sums up Machu Picchu on so many levels. Let me paint you the picture…
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Alaska: The Tip of the Iceberg

Although Alaska is often left off the travel list because of its challenging climate and remote location, Alaska is certainly where one discovers new exciting surprises around each bend in the trail, channel, or glacier. When presented with the opportunity to move to Southeast Alaska for the summer, I took it. I’m proud to say…
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Alaska: The Tip of the Iceberg

Although Alaska is often left off the travel list because of its challenging climate and remote location, Alaska is certainly where one discovers new exciting surprises around each bend in the trail, channel, or glacier.  When presented with the opportunity to move to Southeast Alaska for the summer, I took it.  I’m proud to say…
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3 Alaska Adventures Near Mendenhall Valley

As I look out my new Alaskan home's window, I can see the Mendenhall glacier, snowy mountain tops, and endless wilderness.  Although only a novice in Alaska, my first two weeks here have been full of adventure, leaving no stone unturned or better said leaving no adventure undiscovered. Over the next four months, I plan…
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3 Must-Dos in Buenos Aires Argentina

The finale or icing on top of my South American walkabout cake was Buenos Aires. With previous spectacular stops in Patagonia, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina, BA and its porteños certainly won my heart through my stomach as well as my dancing feet. After an overnight bus from Mendoza, I arrived in sizzling BA with a short,…
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3 Adventures Not to Miss in Mendoza Argentina

The second leg of my South American Walkabout could not have been more inviting. After a long, overnight bus ride from Santiago, Chile and over the Andes, Mendoza, Argentina greeted me with a glorious sunrise over the desert, rolling out the true welcome mat of the Home of Malbec. Although my first leg was beautiful, the near-freezing…
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Adventures in Torres del Paine Patagonia Chile – Tudo Azul

First, let me explain why I used the unusual Tudo Azul in the title! Although Chile's national language is Spanish, I chose an expression, "Tudo Azul," which comes from Portuguese. It literally translates to everything's blue, but is more commonly understood as everything's rosy. Thus,"Tudo Azul," ties together the positive experience I had traveling through…
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A Christmas Eve Adventure

Yes, the holidays are upon us and another year is coming to an end. The time to think of past holidays, the year in review, and reminisce is here. So, let me share with you a Christmas Eve Adventure some ten years ago in Turkey. The Cast of this Adventure I was traveling with three…
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Bathing for Dummies Turkey

"It is now safe to use your portable electronic devices," is my cue to open my laptop once again to write.  Now returning from a trip to the Hudson River Valley in Upstate New York, I had the opportunity to travel with my husband who asked me today, out of the blue, probably because of…
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