Recent Posts by Heidi Siefkas

Best Travel Experiences of 2018 Because I Trusted My Gut

Whether a hole in the wall tapas bar in Ourense (Get your head out of the gutter, not topless!) or a gay beach in Havana Cuba, I look for unique, off-the-beaten-path experiences everywhere. I’m curious and adventurous. However, I’m also mindful of my surroundings. So it just goes to show that I did listen to…
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Some Great Destinations For Animal Encounters

Since a child, I have loved to watch animals. It's interesting to see how similar they to us in emotions and actions. In most of our hometowns, animal encounters are of a more domestic nature: dogs, cats, and goldfish. That's why I asked a peer travel writer, Keith Holmen, to share his favorite destinations for…
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Beaches in Havana Cuba – Top Travel Tips for Playas del Este

I get a lot of questions about Cuba, in particular, its capital, La Habana or as we write it in English, Havana. Havana is one of my favorite cities. First and foremost, I love La Habana because the Cuban people are so welcoming and genuine. However, I also enjoy La Habana because of its unique…
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Active Winter Getaways

  For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere the temperatures are dropping, fall colors turning, and wardrobes changing. With the seasons changing, it is time to think about your next getaway. As I'm one that likes to get away and remain very active (I hope you do too!), I asked my peer writer, traveler,…
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Five Minute Tour of Old Havana Cuba

Have you always wanted to travel to Old Havana, Cuba? NOW is the time to travel to Cuba to witness a special place where the past and the present coexist. Havana is one-of-a-kind. Do you want to walk through history? Join me for a five-minute spin around Old Havana Cuba. While walking through Old Havana's…
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Look Up – A Tool to Overcome and Evolve

If this is your first time or your umpteenth time reading my blog, I'm happy to have you here. One year ago, I did a TEDx talk in South Florida called, “Overcoming Coming Obstacles and Evolving to Your Life 2.0.” If you haven’t already seen, it please do so and leave a comment. TEDx Talk Overcoming…
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Camino de Santiago Spain – The French Way Video Recap

Camino de Santiago Spain - The French Way Video You may have heard of the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) in Spain whether it was from the famous author Paulo Coelho and his book, The Pilgrimage, or via the movie 'The Way' featuring Martin Sheen. Over the last six months, I have had the…
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Look Up Mantra from Havana Cuba

Happy Look Up Day from Havana, Cuba! For those that have been with me over the last nine years, you know my backstory and the BIG bump in the road. It was on a normal fall day in Poughkeepsie, New York that taking out the trash and a BIG bump on the head and neck became the…
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