Category Archives: Destinations

5 Must Visit Places in Thailand

Got a bit of wanderlust?  I certainly do. In fact, my adventure list keeps getting longer and longer each day. High on that list is Thailand. To help you and I learn more about this fascinating destination, I reached out to travel writer and journalist, Natalie Deduck, to share with us her expertise on the…
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3 Things You Must Do in Austria

With a name like Heidi, everyone assumes that I'm German, Austrian, or Swiss. I'm going to break the truth to you. I'm a global citizen with a DNA like a mutt: some German, some Norweigan, some French, some British, and who knows what else. So I'm on a quest to experience those locations, but also…
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5 Must-Do Experiences in Vietnam

At the top of my bucket list of destinations is no other than Vietnam. In fact, I had a chance to go a few years ago, but a project got in the way (book #2 With New Eyes). Thus, I asked Jules, my peer wanderluster and owner of blog Part-Time Passport, to share with us her…
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Top 4 Things to Do in Norway

Having grown up in an area of rural Wisconsin where there are a lot of folks with Norweigan heritage, myself included. I know a thing or two about Norweigan cuisine like lefse, lutefisk, and krumkake.  However, I haven't taken a trip to experience Norway's food in person, nor its natural beauty. So I have called…
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4 Adventures You Must Do in Namibia

Although I'm an adventurer, there are countless adventures out there that I have yet to do. That's why I have connected with peer intrepid travelers, writers, and photographers to highlight travel tips and adventures all around the world. One of the top African destinations that I haven't explored, but want to so very badly is…
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Adventures in Iceland

Earlier this fall, I set off on an adventure to the Land of Fire and Ice. The reason for the two-week adventure to Iceland was two-fold: To get out of the norm, allowing myself to step back from routine and check-in with me - See benefits of adventure! To celebrate my eighth anniversary of my…
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The Four Best Adventure Travel Destinations in Cuba

When most think of Cuba, the images of old American cars, cigars, and mojitos come to mind. Although I have enjoyed riding in many pristine classic cars in Cuba as well as smoking a Cohiba while imbibing a rum libation or three, I have to tell you Cuba is so much more than cars, cigars,…
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Look Up Reminder from 11,000 Feet in Cusco Peru

You are in luck! This post is a 241. It is a dose of inspirational advice with a side dish of adventure travel tips for those interested in going to high elevations, in particular, Machu Picchu, Peru. Enjoy this #LookUp reminder, which is an excerpt about elevation sickness from my recent book, Cubicle to Cuba…
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My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile

My Shining Moment in Patagonia Chile At the top of Torres Del Paine National Park in the winter of 2011, I had a celebration. After three days of hiking along increasingly changeable mountainous terrain and glacier fed lakes – all the while experiencing everything from snow and rain, to summer sun and wind – I…
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An Adventure from Havana to Houston

As you may know, I have been traveling to the once forbidden island before it was THE HOTSPOT. I didn’t fall in love with Cuba at first sight, but it did intrigue me from the get-go. There was something special that drew me to the island. It was as if every decision that I had…
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