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San Francisco: The City of the Golden Gate, Fog, and Love!

San Francisco is another one of those destinations that have special meaning to me. The Golden Gate Bridge and Lombard Street are just a few of the places I'll recount from my travels to the city.


Running With the Night in NYC, Pro Travel Tips, and More

In love with the man of my dreams, we decided to take a trip together. NYC was our destination with a piggyback journey to DC. We eventually married and made yearly trips to the Big Apple.


5 Reasons to Visit the Unique Beach Town Kincardine, Ontario

I recently revisited Kincardine, Ontario, a beach town on the shores of Lake Huron. The weather, sounds of the pipers, and gorgeous sunset by the lighthouse have made it one of my favorite local getaways.


The Best Beach in America: Ocean City, New Jersey

Founded over 100 years ago as a Methodist seaside resort, Ocean City, New Jersey, is still considered America's Greatest Family Resort. White sandy beaches and plenty of entertainment beckon travelers from all over the world.


Meteor Crater in Northern Arizona: Outer Space Phenomena, NASA, and Aliens

In northern Arizona, there is a massive crater left by a meteor about 50,000 years ago. It is a must see place if you are traveling through northern Arizona.


Five Reasons to Visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in Winter

Looking for a fun, winter vacation? Check out Myrtle Beach in winter. You won't be disappointed.


Navigating the Most Popular Neighborhoods of Merida, Mexico

Merida, Mexico, located in the Yucatan Penisula is considered the safest and cleanest city in Mexico it has earned the nickname "White City." It's known for its cenotes, colorful Mayan culture, and beautiful neighborhoods.


Exploring La Crosse, Wisconsin—A Hidden Gem in the Midwest

If you want to get off the beaten path and discover some hidden gems in Wisconsin, then you must visit La Crosse at some point. The relaxed vibe, historic charm, and access to nature and wildlife make this a great place to visit or live.


Merida, Mexico: The Honest Truth of Life as an Expat!

I've read articles stating that Merida, Mexico, is considered to be in the top 10 international destinations. Having lived there for a while, I thought I would bring this cultural city on Yucatan Peninsula to life for you.


The Hidden Travel Gems of Northeast Iowa

If you've never been, it's easy to believe stereotypes of Iowa being flat and full of cornfields. While that might true of the western part, the northeast has a ton to offer travelers and outdoor lovers. This is about some truly hidden gems in northeast Iowa.


What You Need to Know Before Visiting Japantown in San Francisco

Japantown in San Francisco is a famous destination and is close to many popular tourist attractions like Golden Gate Park and Fisherman's Wharf. Here are things to consider when venturing to the City by the Bay.


10 Disadvantages of Living in Gainesville, Florida

Gainesville, Florida, is home to the University of Florida bringing in a young and educated population, but lacks large airports and has more mediocre restaurants than other cities.


5 Fun Things to See and Do in Quebec City, Canada

A historic destination in the French-speaking area of Canada, Quebec City offers relaxation, fun, and more than a few surprises. Here's a look at five things to see and do in the city.


10 Advantages of Living in Gainesville, Florida

I've lived in Gainesville, Florida, since 2010 and have come to know the area very well. This article looks at 10 of the best things about living in the city.


5 Tricks to Avoid Falling for in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a tourist town designed to suck every dollar out of your pocket. Don't fall for these tricks that will cost you more than you need to spend.


My Favorite Things to Do in and Around Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Travel with me as I explore Jim Thorpe and the surrounding areas, from Glen Onoko Falls to Hickory Run State Park. Enjoy the sights, learn about the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, and a bit about the history of Jim Thorpe.


Leonard Cohen's Montreal: 5 Must-Visit Places for Fans

Montreal was intrinsic to Leonard Cohen's life and art. This article looks at five special places associated with the Canadian singer and poet.


11 Beautiful Invaders of Hawaii's Tropical Rainforests

Wolves in sheep’s clothing! These spectacular invasive plants are from all over the world and pose dangerous threats to Hawaii’s rainforest ecosystem.


Things to Do When Visiting Burlington, Iowa

Burlington is an interesting little community with a fascinating history that sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River. With a number of unique sites and it’s attractive brick architecture it’s worth a visit should you find yourself in the southeastern corner of Iowa.


5 Local Low-Key Places to Shop in Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach is a top tourist destination in the country and there are plenty of mainstream places to shop. However, you might be missing out on real treasure by not visiting some of the more low-key local businesses.


12 Tips for Your First Alaska Vacation

Alaska is an amazing place to visit, but a little preparation can go a long way towards making sure you have your best experience. As someone who lived there for years and traveled throughout the state extensively, this are my 12 tips to help make your first visit something special.


A Photo Tour of the Champlain Islands

The Champlain Islands are a chain in Lake Champlain between Vermont and New York State. They are a great place to visit for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and wildlife photography.


The Fascinating History of Ni’ihau, the Only Forbidden Island in Hawaii

The state of Hawaii has a historic restricted area: the small, 70-square-mile island of Niihau, also known as the ‘Forbidden Island.’


The Appeal of Living in Loris, South Carolina

This piece delves into the many places to check out if you vacationing in or live in Loris, South Carolina.


Local's Guide: 10 of My Favorite Things to Do in Maui

Eat poke on the beach, grab a paniolo burger and drink some local wine, get lost in the Triangle, or wander around Haʻikū! Here's a list of some of my favorite things to do in Maui, and they're all affordable. Vegan tips included!


5 Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles is a great city to visit, but there are a few things to consider. Get the most out of your trip by learning 5 mistakes to avoid when visiting L.A plus a few must-see places.


North Carolina Lighthouses (History and Facts)

This article examines each of North Carolina's famous lighthouses, and provides a brief overview of their history, appearance, and general characteristics.


10 Bizarre and Interesting Places to Visit in Ohio

From Center of the World to Dave Grohl Alley, Ohio has plenty of quirky sites to visit. Add these stops to your next road trip!


The 5 Best Reasons to Visit San Clemente, California, in Fall

San Clemente, CA, is a treasure in the off-season months. With mild temperatures, amazing sunsets and smaller crowds leading to discounted prices on everything, this southern California gem is a must-go for autumn travelers.


Wonderful Weekend Gateway in Park City, Utah

Winter is cold but, it doesn't mean you can't enjoy the time with your loved ones. We went to Park City, Utah. Besides visiting the city, we were on a mission to find Pink Elephant Coffee Roasters!


Exploring the Mouth of the Lower Mississippi River

The Mississippi River flows into the Gulf of Mexico ninety-five miles south of New Orleans. Go by aircraft, cruise ship, fishing boat, kayak, or small pocket cruiser to experience the junction.


10 Fun and Interesting Things to Do in Weston, Vermont

Weston is one of those idyllic communities that embodies everything you imagine a quaint and charming Vermont community to be. It’s set amongst the scenic Green Mountains and provides ample opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy nature.


A Trip to Summer Falls in Washington

Sharing memories and photos of our trip to the majestic Summer Falls in eastern Washington.


E.R. Ann Taylor Park: Historic Forested Oasis in Houston

Visiting this forested oasis will open your eyes to history. It includes the Civil War and slavery, interracial marriage, the discovery of oil on the property, and what has become a wildlife nature preserve.


A Photo Tour of The Elms: Our Favorite Newport Mansion

The Elms may not get the notoriety that The Breakers gets, but it’s just as stunning and with its beautifully landscaped backyard has become our favorite Newport mansion to visit.


Pella, Iowa: Dutch Heritage, Tulip Time, and More!

From wooden shoes to windmills—including the tallest working windmill in the U.S.—there is plenty to see in the lovely Dutch town of Pella, Iowa. Enjoy specialty food and thousands of tulips each springtime.


"The Hill" Neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri

Did you know that St. Louis, Missouri has a neighborhood known as "The Hill?" Find out more about its background and other highlights of this popular and historically Italian American neighborhood here.


Tonquin Beach and Third Beach Near Tofino BC

In this article, I recall many trips that I have taken out to the Tonquin Beach area and the small trail network you find there on the outskirts of Tofino, British Columbia.


8 Free Things to Do When Visiting Newport, RI

Despite its reputation as a playground for the wealthy, there are plenty of free things to do in Newport to make your visit an amazing experience without busting your budget.


Quigley's Castle: Fun and Historic Attraction in Eureka Springs, AR

Visitors to Quigley's Castle will walk away in wonder. Folk art rises to an entirely new level here! Plantings inside and outside of this unique residence merge with vast collections on display in unique ways.


Visiting Newport’s International Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame is located on the beautiful grounds of the Newport Casino and offers visitors a look back at the history of the game and its most celebrated players.


8 Ways to Have the Best Girls' Weekend in Cape May, NJ

From staying in the right neighborhood to planning a fun photoshoot, here's a list of ways to have a relaxing and low-key weekend with your girlfriends.


10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mexico City

Mexico City—vibrant, colorful, and sometimes a little chaotic—is a culturally rich destination. This article lists and looks at 10 reasons to visit.


How to Spend a Day in Washington D.C.

From the musts to the mehs, here are a few ideas for how to spend a day in the nation's capital.


10 Fun Things to Do in Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville is a large and surprisingly varied city in northeast Florida and a great place to visit. The city has an interesting history, beaches nearby, and plenty of restaurants and theatres. This article looks at 10 fun things to do in Jacksonville.


No Kids? Hate History? A Williamsburg Vacation Can Still Be for You

This article shares information about things to do in Williamsburg and its nearby towns when you are not interested in reenactments or history.


Where Should You Stay in Jamaica? Ocho Rios vs. Montego Bay vs. Negril

Are you going to Jamaica and confused about which resort town to choose. Here's everything you need to know to decide where to stay on your Jamaican vacation.


10 Fun Things to Do in Tampa, Florida

Located on the west side of central Florida, Tampa is a fun city with an interesting history. This article looks at 10 things to do in this vibrant conurbation.


Things to Do in Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy is a charming town in the North Carolina foothills with many things to do, whether you are visiting due to a love of Mayberry in The Andy Griffith Show, or while you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway.


Visiting Pike Place Market in Seattle: Throwing Fish and More

See photos and videos of this oldest operating farmer's market in the US. View fresh fruits, veggies, and flying fish. Entertainment, restaurants, etc., are here to enjoy.