Recent Posts by Heidi Siefkas

Planning Your Post-Pandemic Adventure

2020 has put a solid halt on most of our travel plans for the year. The establishment of a worldwide pandemic back in March has changed the way that the majority of us live. For months, we spent all of our time indoors within the confines of our own homes. As restrictions are being lifted,…
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Best Things to See and Do in Beijing China

My fascination with China's capital, Peking / Beijing, knows no bounds. In addition to a history that has lasted several millennia and seven (!) UNESCO relics, Beijing is also one of the most economically advanced cities in the world! You can find detailed information about the megacity in this article. In one of the world's…
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Paddling Home – Boundary Waters Minnesota

Paddling, wandering, and camping can do wonders for the soul when disconnected from Wi-Fi and reconnected with nature—despite the occasional obstacles. The pops and whistles from our campfire were the percussion section of the starry night's playlist. The songs of loons calling their mates replaced my ever-running to-do list in my head, reminding me how…
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Could A Trip To Colorado Be Just What You Need?

Right now, you may not be thinking about travel. Maybe you know that it’s not always that safe to travel around because you may be putting yourself or your family at risk. However, maybe you’re also a little bit tired of staying at home? When that’s the case, you may find that you need to…
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Looking Up and Moving On – Hasta Luego Florida Aloha Maui

Regardless that I’m known to travel quite a bit, I have called South Florida my home, where I hang my hat, and where I vote for the last sixteen years. This past holiday season, I did a cross-country, Route 66 road trip with my other half, placing one of our vehicles on a boat to…
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How To Organize Your Life On The Road

If you are a travel-addicted road-tripper, or you travel around the country or internationally for your job, you will know that organizing your domestic life from afar is exhausting. Running a household and handling all your home responsibilities when you are hundreds, or even thousands of miles away, can be challenging. It’s difficult enough to…
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Look Up from a Tent in the Boundary Waters Minnesota

Earlier this month, I took off with my PIC to wander where there was no wi-fi, cellphone reception, and most importantly no 24/7 news and pandemic updates. We set our sights on the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Both of us grew up in the Midwest (myself a Sconie, Brian Minnesota-nice), but surprisingly neither one of…
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Simple Margarita Recipe

You've probably heard the Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, quote, "The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, and the sea." I wrote about another version of this cure in my first book When All Balls Drop.  This cure requires sun, beach, and margaritas with salt. I'll allow you to come up with…
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area Travel Tips – Minnesota Adventure Travel

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) is a pristine wilderness of over a million acres in Northern Minnesota. And, the best way to explore the Boundary Waters is in the name, by canoe. So, when in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, you must paddle. Like many, if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure to recharge…
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Unforgettable Adventures for You to Try in Utah

Utah isn’t short of natural wonders. From sprawling deserts to snow-capped mountains to lush forests, the state practically has it all. This makes it the perfect destination for outdoor adventurers. Below are just some of the top outdoor adventures to try in Utah. Take a paddle in Great Salt Lake Utah’s Great Salt Lake is…
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