97% of the earth’s surface is made up of salt water and about 2.5% is fresh water. Of that, 68.9% is locked up in glaciers, leaving just over 30% available for all other needs and uses. It is a system in peril. Continue Reading
Do you remember when Jamaica first announced they were going to have a bobsledding team in the winter Olympics? What about the movie Cool Runnings? As unbelievable as it may seem Jamaica has a bobsled team!
The question we get asked a lot is if it’s better to book excursions and activities before leaving on a trip or once you arrive. We’ve done both ways and honestly, I don’t have the best answer, as both ways have their pros and cons.
If you’ve ever visited Seattle, you will agree that it lives up to the stereotypes of being wet, rainy, and a little dreary. There is, however, an incredibly bright and visually stunning spot in the midst of all the grey that makes up this sprawling city – Chihuly Gardens. If you are looking for a way to spend some time in the city, be sure to add this to your list of “to-do’s” in Seattle! Continue Reading
Since March 2016, we have been featuring one national park per month leading up August, which is the National Park Service’s 100th birthday. This post series (links below) have given you a glimpse of our National Park journeys ranging from rugged mountains to lava-filled volcanoes. It seems only fitting that with the final post of this series, for the 100th birthday happening later this week, we look at our adventure down into the depths of the grandest canyon of them all – The Grand Canyon!
Wow! The last few weeks went by in a bit of a blur! First off, I need to apologize for not doing any blog posts or having a presence on social media lately. It just got away from me! However, I just finished my first class of grad school, Sustainable Tourism, with a 96% and a ton of new information.
Once upon a time, on a bit of a whim, I ended up in Madrid. I went with a group of total strangers through an art trip offered by a local college. I was pretty desperate to get out of town and I wanted to go somewhere refreshingly far away. I am so glad I took the chance on that trip! Not only did I see and learn a lot, but I made some great long term friendships.