Chicago!

I can’t believe I had never been to Chicago until last week! It’s not that I hadn’t tried. Something always came up, and I had to cancel my plans: a hurricane, a fight with my college boyfriend, etc. I was beginning to think I’d never see the Second City! I finally made it, and I’mContinue reading “Chicago!”

Belize! Touristy but Amazing

We travel a lot. I know, right, you’ve met us. Anyway, I wanted hubby’s birthday to be extra special—so I let him pick where we went for once 😝 I have to admit the Belizean islands that we visited were very touristy, but sometimes that’s a welcome change and we definitely had a wonderful time.Continue reading “Belize! Touristy but Amazing”

Catching and Sharing the Travel Bug

I caught the travel bug long ago. There’s no cure, and I’m happy about that. I’m even more excited about how contagious the travel bug is. For many years I traveled solo—staying by myself in big cities and hopping on tours to see the countryside and waterways of the world. Now, I have a travelContinue reading “Catching and Sharing the Travel Bug”

4 Top Things to Do in Lisbon

We overuse the word amazing as a descriptor, and that’s because the world is amazing! Lisbon was no exception … but it can be more aptly described as magical. The old-school trams glide up and down the hilly historic district. Narrow alleyways open up to breathtaking views of castles and cathedrals. Small shops serve theContinue reading “4 Top Things to Do in Lisbon”

Machu Picchu was just as I imagined: Beautiful. Ancient. Inspiring.

I was first introduced to Machu Picchu when I read the Celestine Prophecy nearly 20 years ago. From that point on, I wanted to visit Peru. It seemed inaccessible at the time, but that didn’t stop me from dreaming. I imagined hiking the Inca Trail and watching the sunrise over the historic site. I imaginedContinue reading “Machu Picchu was just as I imagined: Beautiful. Ancient. Inspiring.”

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Island

A little pause in paradise at Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Island The beach was beautiful and the snorkeling from the shore was phenomenal. There was a coral reef about a 20-30 minute swim from the Westin’s beach, and it was as beautiful as it gets. We were able to rent snorkel gear by theContinue reading “Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Island”

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is beautiful! The people are so friendly. The beaches are gorgeous and the food is delicious. We had an amazing day today. We really wanted to get out of San Juan for just one day on our short trip here, so we decided that El Yunque National Forest would be our destination. WeContinue reading “San Juan, Puerto Rico”

The Golden Circle, Iceland

Although the golden circle wasn’t our favorite part of the trip, it was really interesting and well worth it! The trek around the sights included the usual characteristic of the “must see” places around the world: large crowds and long boarded walkways, overpriced gift shops, obese birds dining on littered junk food, etc. BUT theContinue reading “The Golden Circle, Iceland”