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surreal landscapes

15 Surreal Landscapes You Won’t Believe Exist!

Our Earth is an amazing canvas, almost beyond description. And Instagram has tantalized, enchanted, and inspired many to seek out unique destinations. From mysterious sinkholes to mammoth trees, bizarre stone formations, and mesmerizing beaches, jaw-dropping and surreal landscapes cover the globe. Here are our picks for our 13 favorite surreal landscapes. 15 Baird Glacier Alaska […]

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animal encounters

28 Amazing Wild Animal Encounters That Blew Me Away (+Selfies!)

The search for wild animal encounters has enticed travelers for decades. For me, the random and unexpected happenstances rank among my most memorable travel experiences. I am opposed to animals in captivity such as traditional zoos, but not safaris and protected big-game parks which provide opportunities, while not guaranteed, to take photos with unbelievable species. […]

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10 reasons why traveling is a waste of time

10 Reasons Why Traveling is a Waste of Time

I’ve been traveling the world for most of my adult life. People tell me I’m living the dream. But am I? Take a look at these “10 reasons why traveling is a waste of time” and you decide. 1. It’s obsolete. In the “good old days,” you had to travel to see amazing sights.  Now, […]

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mexico packing

What to Pack for Mexico – High Style, Low Cost

Ah, Mexico. When you hear the name, you probably think “fun,” right? And you’d be right. It’s an amazing, large, and vibrant country with a lot of diverse activities. If you’re planning a trip, lucky you!  Wondering what to pack for Mexico getaways? We’ve got you covered! My second international trip, when I was in […]

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beach items

Beach Items: The Only Beach Vacation Packing List You’ll EVER Need!

If you’ve been reading my articles here and in print magazines for the last ten years, you’ll know that I’ve been on a quest to find the most beautiful beach in the world for about all of my adult life. After visiting some of the most amazing tropical paradise beaches such as Bora Bora, Seychelles, […]

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Best Things to Do in Barbados with Kids

Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. It’s a favorite with couples, but there are also a lot of things to see and do in Barbados with kids. Covering just 166 square miles, it’s the most easterly of the Caribbean Islands and part of the Lesser Antilles. From the boulder-strewn […]

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beaches in culebra

BEST Activities & Beaches in Culebra, Puerto Rico for Families

“It’s invisible water!” exclaimed my 9-year-old son. I could see his point. Standing waist-deep in the crystal surf, the water below him looked more like it came out of a tap than from the beaches in Culebra. That’s what Flamenco Beach on the northwest coast of Culebra is like. Hailed in tourist brochures as one […]

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travel gifts

Quirky Female Travel Gifts You Can’t Resist!

I know, every blogger and their uncle has a gift guide, and not surprisingly, they all have basically the same mundane gift suggestions.  Most of them you (1) already have, (2) are boring, or (3) don’t want. They are about as far from quirky female travel gifts as you can get. I submit that this […]

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Best ever resorts for baby boomers in the Keys

Key West Holidays: Best Resorts for Baby Boomers

Overflowing with its own blend of bohemian-tropical charm, the Florida Keys are one of the few U.S. destinations that wield a magnetic appeal on the Baby Boomer generation. Key West holidays are some of the most popular in the US and for good reason! The Florida Keys is a string of small islands floating in […]

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dalmatian islands

Island Hopping Croatia: Best Girls’ Getaway

Island Hopping Croatia Updated 2020 Sometimes your journeys transform in unexpected ways. That’s how my cruise on the Dalmatian Islands turned out. What began as a solo trip visiting Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice National Park, and Bosnia, ended with a sensational island-hopping adventure, gathering up other women from other countries, and forming what became a girls’ […]

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