Cruises… some people love them, some people hate them. They are a great way to see bits and pieces of a lot of places in a short amount of time. But, the more I learn in my degree program, the more cruise travel has started to torment me. The statistics are alarming, and I feel […]
In the spirit of a new year, I’ve decided to start doing quarterly “roundups” of our travel activities. Oftentimes, there are things going on behind the scenes and sometimes our actual experiences don’t make it into an official blog post for many months due to the nature of my schedule. These posts will offer glimpses of our travel happenings […]
Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula is an upper class area just west of Newport Beach that is worth spending a day exploring. Depending on your location, you can easily walk here from many Newport hotels. The scariest part of the walk is crossing the Pacific Coast Highway! But, once you cross over this busy […]
Xcaret (pronounced Ish-car-et) is an eco-archaeoloical park located on the Yucatán peninsula between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend a day doing a variety of nature related activities from sun up to sun down, Xcaret is must! Because of it’s sustainability and eco efforts, I’m featuring this […]
Although the island of Antigua greeted us with a hurricane upon our arrival, we immediately fell in love with its charm. While many of the countries that dot the map across the Caribbean are filled with that laid back island vibe, Antigua seemed to stand out from the crowd. It’s a small island of about […]
The island of St. Martin/St. Maarten is beautiful, high-class, and boasts many brag-worthy things. Not only does it have both a French side and a Dutch side, but you can enjoy your time here watching beautiful sunsets while surrounded by the mega-yachts of the rich and famous. This is one of the most beautiful and exhilarating […]
Next month, America’s National Parks will be celebrating their 100th birthday! With this in mind, we have been doing a post a month from March through August, highlighting five of the national parks we have visited. For July, the fourth National Park being featured on our count down is Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
There are so many things to try when visiting Alaska that its hard to narrow them down to make sure you have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the last frontier. While it’s important to weigh your options and activity levels carefully, it’s also important to determine what experiences you would not want to miss out on. For […]
Let’s face it, there’s a million things to consider when choosing a resort for your next beach vacation, and no, not all resorts are the same! The easiest part of the selection process might be picking the location you want to go to. If you’re boggled with the choices after that, read our tips for […]
Parasailing in Maui is awesome – there’s no better way to take in the island views and breezes than from the end of a 1,200 foot line.