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Hiking the Lost City – Ciudad Perdida Colombia

When most think of hiking to ruins in South America, the majority look no farther than Peru and its Machu Picchu. However, Peru is not alone with impressive hiking trails to amazingly preserved ruins. That’s why I chose to go to the Caribbean coast of Colombia and into the Sierra Nevada near Santa Marta. I…
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Three Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures in Havana Cuba

When one travels to Havana for the first time, you must ride in a convertible classic car. You must also try a refreshing mojito and perhaps a real habano (Cuban cigar). However, since I’ve been to the City of Columns or the Rome of the Caribbean almost countless times, I have some favorite must-dos that…
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Before You Go – Cuba 101 Video

Wanna see Cuba before it changes? NOW is the time to travel to Cuba while Americans still can. However, before you do, you will need travel tips from a Cuba expert because Cuba is NOT a typical Caribbean destination or port. Cuba Travel Tips from a Cuba Expert - Heidi Siefkas Intro to Heidi, Your…
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Look Up Tutorial Beachside

There’s a famous quote by Karen Blixen, “The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, and the sea.”  I stand behind my peer author’s wisdom as I know a good workout, cry, and/or beach time can cure just about anything. I’ve used Blixen’s tip before. However, I would like to add my two cents…
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Three Adventures in Santiago de Cuba NOT to Miss

Why Travel to Santiago de Cuba? Santiago de Cuba (St. James of Cuba) is the major city of the Oriente (Eastern portion of Cuba), comprised of six provinces. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in Cuba with nearly 600,000 inhabitants. In fact, Santiago was the capital of Cuba before La Habana; thus, its…
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Three Adventure Travel Musts on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico Holds a Special Place in My Heart My first international trip as a young child was to Mexico. That trip is the reason that I have a case of severe wanderlust. It was also the experience that forced me to learn Spanish, live in Spain for two years, and eventually become bilingual. For this,…
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Look Up and Small Changes Equals Big Shifts

My Routine is Traveling I travel a lot. In fact, today I’m traveling. Over the last month, I have been on four cruises. Unlike many people that have a Monday-Friday job in an office, school, or other, I am on the road or the high seas Monday-Friday or perhaps Sunday-Thursday depending on how the cruise…
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