Category Archives: Destinations

Five Adventure Travel Musts in Puerto Rico

Whether you believe its name Puerto Rico (Rich Port) or its nickname La Isla del Encanto (the Enchanted Island), you are right. Puerto Rico certainly lives up to both names. Rich in culture and history, Puerto Rico surprises and delights with its rainforests, waterfalls, and beautiful beaches. Recently, I spent a jam-packed week in Puerto…
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5 Reasons Why You Should Drive Around Croatia

Croatia is a country with picturesque landscapes, vibrant cities, towering mountains, and a crystalline coastline. It’s a hidden gem, with incredible diversity and so much to see and do. The unique geography of the country means that you can go from shopping in a bustling city to swimming in an emerald lake in no time…
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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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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 Must Do Activities for Any Trip to Chile

Chile is a vast country with a deep cultural history and vast expanses of natural landscape. Stretching down the Eastern coast of South America with the South Pacific Ocean pounding the shore and bordered by Argentina and Bolivia, it’s filled with must-visit locations for any adventurer. For a whistle-stop tour of all the highlights, here…
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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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