Category Archives: Destinations

Waimea Canyon and Hanapepe Kauai – Make a Day and Night of It

Whether staying on the North or South Shore of Kauai, you cannot miss taking a drive to Waimea Canyon. With the accolade of being the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, it is epic. And, you won’t truly believe it until you see it with your own eyes and experience its grandeur. The palate of colors…
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Unusual Holiday Adventure Travel – Camping in a Cave Kauai

Holiday travel is typically something very special, whether it's because of the people you are with and/or the place. My recent holiday was no different. Just days after making a trans-Pacific move from the mainland to Hawaii's farthest island, Kauai, I knew I was in for an unusual, yet adventure packed holiday. Adventuring on the…
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Discovering Peru’s Sacred Valley One Bite at a Time

Fueled by coca tea and an explorer’s curiosity, I discovered the beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley and its cuisine. From the red tiled roofs and ruins of Cusco to the Urubamba River to the view of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, I climbed countless stairs, gasped for breath at unforgettable vistas, and guiltlessly savored…
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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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