Category Archives: Destinations

The Best Weekend Getaway to Barcelona

In the northeast corner of Spain along the Catalan coast, Barcelona is a historic city as well as the capital of Catalonia. People from all over the world come to Barcelona, which has a rich history with ruins of early settlements all over the city including homes and tombs from 5,000 BC. If you only…
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The Maine Attraction Featured in Home By Design

Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, and Acadia National Park From rugged coastlines and islands to countless hiking and biking trails, Maine is a New England treasure. Without a doubt, Maine’s top destination and crowning jewel is Mount Desert Island and its town of Bar Harbor (pronounced Bah Hahbah). Known as the gateway to Acadia National Park…
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5 Minute Adventure Travel Video of the Road to Hana Maui Hawaii

Have you always wanted to drive the Road to Hana on Maui, Hawaii? Perhaps you want to relive your epic Road to Hana experience? Join me (Author and Adventurer, Heidi Siefkas) for a fast-forward 5-Minute Road to Hana road trip in Maui, Hawaii. See the best waterfalls, beaches, swimming pools, and hikes. This video is…
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Hawaii Travel Tips 2020 Fall and Winter

As a resident of Hawaii and travel lover, I wanted to share a little aloha with my simple Hawaii travel tips for Fall and Winter 2020. For many months now, Hawaii's travel rules and regulations have been changing by the day faster than the weather atop Haleakala. Instead of surfing the web and wasting previous…
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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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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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