Category Archives: North America

Miami the Magic City Feature in Home By Design

Miami, Florida is a unique hybrid: a fast-paced, fashionable, late-night metropolis with strong ties to tradition and its niche communities. The mélange of cultures and lifestyles makes it completely único. From its Cuban and Caribbean influences to its vibrant art scene of Wynwood, the Design District, and the Art Deco District, Miami has a flavor…
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4 Ways to Beat the Rental Car Shortage on Maui 2021

There's no doubt that you've heard of the rental car shortage around the country. However, on Maui, Hawaii this year has been a real challenge. With the numbers of tourists almost the same as pre-pandemic, but without the return to normal rental car numbers, you have to get creative. As I live on Maui, I…
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The Best Things To Do On A Weekend Trip To Seattle

Seattle is such a beautiful city and you really do get the best of both worlds when you visit. It’s a vibrant city that is also surrounded by beautiful mountains, lakes, forests, and parklands. So, if you can’t decide between a trip to a bustling urban landscape or a peaceful area filled with natural beauty,…
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Top 3 Adventure Activities in Maui Hawaii

If you are planning a trip to Maui, Hawaii in the near future and you seek adventure, this is the post for you. I'm a lover of the outdoors. I love the water, hiking, and camping. Plus, I'm local. Yes, I'm one of the lucky ones that get to call the Valley Isle home. These…
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Top 5 Reasons You Need To Add Canada To Your Bucket List

Canada is such a huge part of North America that often lives in the US's shadow - which is ironic considering how large a country Canada is! For whatever reason, people often think of going to the US whenever they plan a North American trip. Granted, there are loads of awesome destinations here, and the…
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8+ Reasons to Visit Southern California This Year

Whether you live elsewhere in the United States or are visiting the country from abroad, one of the best destinations to check out on your travels this year is Southern California. SoCal, as many people call it, undoubtedly has a global reputation for many reasons. Some people assume that Southern California is only all about…
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Top 5 Day Trip Ideas from Chicago

Whether you live in Chicago or just passing through, there are plenty of amazing places to visit if you want to get out of the city for the day. You can explore the quirks of nearby cities and counties, or get lost in an area of natural beauty. Chicago works great as a hub in…
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7 Reasons to Visit Napa Valley

Napa Valley is famed for the many wines that it produces each year. If you have always wanted to visit this wine country, but are not completely sure whether or not you should make the trip, there are a few things you should consider when making your decision. There is a lot more to do…
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4 Best Snorkeling Spots Maui Hawaii

One of the highlights of most trips to Maui is snorkeling. With shallow, warm waters all year round, the Valley Isle is a great snorkeling destination. Whether you bring your gear with you or rent from one of the various dive and snorkel shops, you need to know where to go. Don't waste your time…
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Top 5 Maui Camping Spots: Cabins, Tents, Vans, and Glamping

As an avid outdoor enthusiast, adventurer, and camper, I've traveled the world looking for great camping spots from cabins and tent sites to van camping and glamping. I've van camped in Iceland, hiked and camped Torres del Paine, tent camped Kalalau Trail in Kauai, canoe camped the Boundary Waters in Minnesota, and the list goes…
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