Adventure

Alaska Alaska: Disconnect. Explore. Learn. Eat. Repeat - “You have to disconnect, there is no choice,” said Lucila. “That was one of my favorite things about this adventure cruise.” Lucila Lancaster, her husband Girish Nair and their two children Isabel (Izzy) 21, a senior at John Hopkins University studying neuroscience, and Sam, a 6’1” water polo playing 16-year-old, were planning their yearly family […]
small ship Alaska 15 Reasons to Take a Small Ship Cruise in Alaska. The Last One is Life Changing. - “Oh, come on…let’s do it!” pleaded Alison, my travel buddy and co-founder of Boomer Travel Media. “Alaska is at the top of my bucket list.” I’ll admit, I was a little skeptical. For one thing, I’m more of a “tropical adventure” kind of girl vs. a “glacial eco-nature” type. But perhaps more importantly, I knew […]
Baranof Island Seeking Adventure? Try Alaska’s Baranof Island - A land where the population of bears exceeds that of humans, few places on earth can satisfy the wanderlust of the off-the-beaten-path adventurer in search of the wild nature and the cultural richness of the Tlingit Indians like Baranof Island. Baranof Island, along with Admiralty and Chicagof, compromise the ABC Islands on southern Alaska’s panhandle, […]
Alaska's Wild Coast Responsible Observation of Wild Bears in Alaska - Observing bears in their natural habitat in Alaska is a privilege and life-long memorable experience. While there are always risks with wild animals, these can be mitigated greatly if you follow well-established guidelines. On August 10th, I had the opportunity to travel with AdventureSmith Explorations on the historic ship Westward to view brown bears, also known under […]
Alaska's Wild Coast Seeking Adventure on Alaska’s Wild Coast - Alaska is probably the one place I’ve never heard a single negative thing about. It’s a place that seems to be on everyone’s bucket list. And no one does it better than AdventureSmith Explorations. Their “think outside the boat” motto and unique selection of small ship expedition cruises and wilderness adventures all over the world […]
Hierve de Agua Hierve el Agua: Panorama, Mineral Pools & Petrified Waterfalls - If you’ve been waiting to visit the natural salt terraces at Pamukkale but feel the country of Turkey is still too dangerous, there’s an alternative you may not have heard about. Hierve el Agua in Oaxaca, Mexico is a similar, but off-the-beaten-path gem. And not only will you find the mineral pools, but also dramatic petrified […]
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley After the Crash: Celebrating Life in Death Valley - It had been four months since my near-death experience.  Flying cross-country was challenge enough – I really was not aware of the obstacles that lay ahead. Death Valley, California.  The lowest place in the United States with the highest recorded temperature (134°F in 1913) in the world.  I wanted to celebrate the fact that I […]
Photo by Cantimplora Travel 12 Off-The-Beaten-Path Adventures in Oaxaca, Mexico - Located in southwestern Mexico, the state of Oaxaca [wa-HAH-kah,] is rich with indigenous culture, pre-Columbian archeology, Colonial architecture, Sierra Madre vistas, secluded Pacific beaches, and some of the most delicious food in the whole country. Here are twelve adventures that will leave you clamoring for more time in Oaxaca. While it is possible to try to find […]
12 Reasons to Travel with a Personal Photographer in Mexico (Cantimplora Travel) 12 Reasons to Travel with a Personal Photographer in Mexico - Mexico is one of my favorite countries, and the only destination that I return to year-after-year.  I travel solo much of the time, and it’s always been safe.  For those who are still concerned, there are other fantastic ways to see the country, such as a small-group or curated tour.  Tours groups like Cantimplora Travel […]
1 Katarina-cruise_patti-morrow_luggageandlipstick.com 4 Dalmatian Islands that Make Croatia the Best Girls’ Getaway - Sometimes your journeys transform in unexpected ways. That’s how my cruise on the Dalmatian Islands turned out. What began as a solo adventure turned into a sensational island hopping adventure, gathering up other women from other countries, and forming what became a girls’ getaway escapade. The Dalmatian Islands – undiscovered by most American tourists, are […]