How I Found Out About the Secret Tunnel of the Sistine Chapel
Travel is always an adventure, and my first attempt to experience Vatican City, The Sistine Chapel, and St. Peters Basilica was truly an adventure!
The Tucson, Arizona, Celtic Festival and Discovering a Family Connection
Visiting the annual Celtic Festival in Tucson, Arizona, and finding a surprising family connection.
A Memorable Road Trip to Skardu (Like Heaven on Earth!)
A memorable trip to Skardu, in northern Pakistan, which is famous for its breathtaking natural beauty. Come join me on this beautiful journey!
Is It Safe for a Woman to Travel in Colombia? (I Did)
Luxury hotels for $40 USD, a postcard-perfect ex-pirate port, dark jungle camps—here are my stories of traveling through this beautiful South American country that used to have such a bad rap, and my best tips. Spoiler: Colombia is a wonderful, rich, and diverse country you will never forget!
A Difficult Time to Travel to Europe: Ever Changing Rules and Long Forms to Fill Out
Travel to Europe was already difficult but now with Covid it's gotten way worse. Rules constantly change, there are a lot of forms to fill out and many other things we didn't expect.
Summiting Vallunaraju: A Different Way to See Peru
At 18,655 feet, Vallunaraju is no small mountain. Summiting it was a challenge, and the trip literally changed my life.
Maluan Es Falls in the Philippines
Maluan Es Falls is Davao City's most beautiful waterfall. Also called Mantubag Waterfalls, it has a series of three falls. You can choose if you want to pick the first two falls, which is the easiest way, or if you want to complete the series of waterfalls.
A Memorable Trip to Kudu Mangalore, Where Time Stands Still
We all need to take a break from our busy city lives. What better way than to relax in the midst of nature?
A Day of Chasing Waterfalls in North Eastern Washington
Celebrating life and chasing waterfalls in the Pacific Northeast of Washington State.
Osoyoos in Canada’s Okanagan Valley. Famed for the Mediterranean Micro-Climate
The Okanagan Valley area of B.C.,Canada enjoys a unique Mediterranean micro-climate. Orchards and vineyards thrive there in what was once semi-arid scrub land. Read a personal account of what the charming lakeside town of Osoyoos, close to the US border, offers to tourists and snowbirds.
Niagara Falls in the Winter: Camping and Traveling Review
Camping near Niagara Falls is an incredible experience. This travel review will catalogue my winter trip to this very popular destination with photos included.
An Arizona Grape Harvest Festival
Wine tastings and festivals, in particular the Arizona grape harvest festival in Sonoita, can be a great way to spend a day in wine country. Arizona's numerous small, entrepreneurial wineries have been producing fine wines that are on par with the best of their California and European cousins.
My Creepy Visit to Cockspur Lighthouse and Fort Pulaski
Hidden destinations, historic sites, amazing trails...and I was never more than ten minutes from the salty sea. The Golden Isles are a must do for any history buff or explorer!
Why Mahabalipuram Is a Must Visit Vacation Paradise!!
The article talks about how a typical North Indian guy who hates visiting historical places fell in love with a small but well-known historical place called Mahabalipuram (or Mamallapuram) located on the Eastern coast side of Tamil Nadu.
Phu Thap Boek Mountain in Phetchabun Province, Thailand
This is a travelogue of our trip to Phu Thap Boek Mountain in Phetchabun Province, Thailand. It describes my family's journey from Udonthani, our overnight stay, and a tour of the mountain top.
Arizona’s Cliff Dwellers Lodge and Its Unusual Origin
This is the origin story of the Cliff Dwellers Lodge and Restaurant and how a 1920s Broadway showgirl and her ailing husband became stranded and ended up converting some huge boulders into motel rooms.
An Early Morning Hike in Tucson’s Catalina State Park to Romero Pools
One of the nice things about the wide-open spaces living in the western United States offers is the chance to get out into the great outdoors for a variety of hiking adventures.
Canmore and Banff: A Canadian Experience You Won't Regret
I traveled to Canada to attend a wedding, and it is now one of my favorite places I have traveled. This article includes a full itinerary of my five-day adventure.
Hiking Yellow Mountain (Ascending Into the Clouds)
Hiking Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) in Eastern China in August 2019, we were enveloped in fog and mist during the entire trip. Though we missed the wide-open vistas the mountain is famous for, it was made up for by the special ambiance created by the ever-shifting fog.
A Day Trip to the Spanish White Villages Ítrabo and Jete
While the sun is still high in the sky and the smell of wet soil and evergreen plants and fruit trees spreads like a veil of the finest perfume after the night's heavy rainfall, we decide to explore Ítrabo, a small village on the other side of the mountains.
Places to Visit in Arizona: Slide Rock, Grasshopper Point, Apache Wash Trailhead
Here are two must-see places just north of Sedona and one bonus site on the way back to Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix. If you're traveling in the Southwest any time soon, use this guide and check out Slide Rock, Arizona and Grasshopper Point.
Our New Brunswick Trip (Ferries, Seafood, Tides, and More)
Join me on our trip around New Brunswick, Canada. There's beautiful scenery, great food, and a fascinating multi-cultural history, making New Brunswick vacations truly memorable.
Bourbon Distilleries in Kentucky: What We Visited While on Vacation
On our summer vacation, my husband decided he would like to try out Woodford Reserve. He put the idea out there and my two sons and I thought it would be fun to do. So we made it happen. Here I share my thoughts on our special time at these two locations.
Exploring Tasmania's Central Lakes (From the Wall to Waddamana)
I spent a few days exploring the Central Lakes district of Tasmania, home of its hydro-electric scheme, a breathtaking sculpture and plenty of cold weather.
Shimane Attractions: Shinto Gods, Surreal Gardens, and an Austere Black Castle
Shimane Prefecture is home to Shintoism’s oldest shrine as well as what is possibly the world’s most visually stunning Japanese garden.