Costa Rica Rural Landscapes

May 3, 2019 5 Comments »

costa rica landscapes

Sponsored Nothing makes you appreciate a small group tour more than when you are suddenly thrown onto a big charter coach and are surrounded by tons of people, tiny seats, and some person speaking in a crackling microphone about a billion dull facts that you could care less about. As I looked around the packed […]

Have Yourself a Poopy Catalan Christmas

December 18, 2018 8 Comments »

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There is no Santa in Catalonia. That’s right – none. The kids in the northern part of Spain are told that Santa passes them over and doesn’t stop in Catalonia. No, they aren’t being punished because they were ‘bad’. They simply don’t need Santa in Catalonia…they have something else, something better. A Christmas log named […]

My 6 Favorite Experiences in Rajasthan India

November 13, 2018 3 Comments »

best rajasthan experiences

This article was originally published on The Journal, the Intrepid Travel Blog. I have their permission to repost it. “Did you go to Taj Mahal?” This is one of the inevitable questions I hear when I tell someone I went to India. The gleaming white architecture is a ‘must see’ on everyone’s wish list. However, […]

Take a Costa Brava Fishing Experience Like No Other!

July 17, 2018 12 Comments »

costa brava fishing boats

The sky was just starting to get light at 6:30AM. I moved slowly still trying to wake up as I took a deep breath of salty sea air. Palamos still felt like a ghost town at this hour, except for the little bustling activity around the fishing port. I watched as men greeted each other […]

Experience Dog Sledding in Alaska and Mush Your Own Team

April 12, 2018 3 Comments »

dog sledding alaska

I looked around the Two Rivers post office wondering what it was like to live in such a small community in Alaska. In this tiny little ‘rest stop’ along the Chena Hot Spring Road, the post office and the general store were attached to each other and seemed to be the hot spot of the […]

Exploring the Foreign World of Elko’s Cowboy Poetry

March 13, 2018 No Comments »

cowboy poetry

Sometimes you don’t have to go far to experience culture shock. I first heard the term Cowboy Poetry in the tiny town of McCarthy, Alaska. I had struck up a conversation with a young woman about travel and she told me about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko as a festival that I “must […]

8 California Secrets You Need to Discover

December 15, 2017 4 Comments »

Discover California Secrets

You know how in the Wizard of Oz when Dorthy gets to Oz and there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors. She is temporarily enthralled with it, but soon she wants to find out what’s behind the smoke – and literally what’s behind the curtain. Her curiosity leads her to the almighty Oz, a man […]

Things to do on the Acadian Peninsula

October 24, 2017 7 Comments »

things to do on the acadian peninsula

The woman at the counter brings my pain au chocolate and says something to me in French. I always admire the French language; it flows so beautifully, like silk coming out of people’s lips. It makes me nostalgic for my high school days when I took French and wondered why I was taking it. After […]

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