Category Archives: Destinations

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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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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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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Why the Everglades Should Be More than A Passing Trip

One of the single best things about the US is the sheer number of protected national parks that offer a close and in-depth look at the massive biodiversity of the country. Perhaps one of the most impressive of these parks is the Everglades, the tropical wetlands in Florida that sprawl over 1.5 million acres. But…
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Wining, Dining and Cruising – Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Nestled in the Ozark Mountains of south-central Missouri is a world-class boating, golfing, shopping, and fishing mecca. The Lake of the Ozarks—with more miles of coastline than California's ocean beaches—is the Midwest's premier lake resort. Only a couple hours from St. Louis, Jefferson City, and Branson, the "Fun Lake" is known as one of the…
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Land of the Rising Sun – Kyoto, Japan

Exploring Japan's cultural and artistic capital of Kyoto is more like walking through an outdoor museum than a bustling city of one and a half million residents. With temples, shrines, castles, and gardens located throughout the city, Kyoto has a calming, Zen-like essence. Perhaps this is why emperors chose Kyoto as their ancient residence. The…
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The Best Things to Do and See in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a destination that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. You're guaranteed to love Vegas so much that you will want to return and enjoy this incredible city all over again. When you think of Las Vegas, you probably picture neon signs and casinos. Both of these things are ingrained…
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South Florida Adventures

Who says an adventure has to be far away? When I advise that others add adventure to their lives to shift their perspective and energize their lives, I sometimes get push back. Whether it is time, money, the kids, other obligations, or the Covid-19 virus, there is a workaround to add adventure into your life.…
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