Traveling can be exciting and fun but can also be stressful. As a backpacker, planning to travel for months or years with a long-haul flight should include a balance of keeping things simple. But girlfriend, just because you’re roughing it doesn’t mean you have to look like it! Read on for our guest author’s backpackers guide to looking fresh and oh so pretty!
If you’ve been to Costa Rica, you already know — there are so many Costa Rica adventures waiting for you. Here are a few of ours.
Colorado may be a land-locked state, but it offers more than 8,000 miles of rivers and over 2,000 lakes for your angling pleasure. And I’m pretty lucky to live here where I can drop my line mere minutes from my home when fishing in Stagecoach State Park, one of many fishing “holes” in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. […]
A few years ago, I embarked on a once in a lifetime journey to Israel, the Holy Land. Growing up in the Bible Belt of Iowa, the legendary “land of milk and honey” was discussed often as a faraway land, where none of my family, mere farmers, blue collar workers and “gasp” Iowans would ever […]
Most travelers put New Zealand on their bucket list, and I’m no different. There’s so much to see and do — from ancient Kauri forests, rugged coastlines and the traditions of the Maori on your Travels to New Zealand. Getting to New Zealand is an adventure in itself. My November layovers and the long Air […]
Just over a year ago, I visited the Guanacaste side of Costa Rica, my 2nd visit to the country, for the Grand Opening of the Riu Guanacaste. That trip was a whirlwind of adventures ranging from wildlife viewing to relaxing at the Riu’s always amazing pool — and so many dancers!
And so continues my Big Island Hawaii adventure. I think the best way to showcase day two is by pictures, so take a look. First stop is downtown Hilo for kava at the Bayfront Coffee, Kava & Tea. Kava is an age-old herbal drink, beverage of choice for the royal families of the South Pacific. It’s […]
Hello all! Dubai day #2 will have to wait…It was a whirlwind day, then night, then boarding another flight for Bangkok, dropping exhausted into bed, only to have to wake early to catch another flight to Chiang Mai. I’ve been so freaking busy, haven’t stopped since landing in Chiang Mai. early morning, late nights. Once […]
Recommended Shoes: Cozy Slippers When traveling overseas, my biggest complaint is feeling like a sardine squashed into an airplane seat, usually next to a snoring or loud seatmate. My recent round trip to Brussels was onboard Jet Airways reclining comfortably in its Premier Class. Take a look at me enjoying my Premier class pod — […]
Just hanging out at Driskill Hotel in Austin, on a pre-trip before heading back to Houston for the SATW convention. Arrived yesterday by 3-hour chartered bus from Houston (wouldn’t suggest it!!). From Driskill’s web site: “Built in 1886 as the showplace of cattle baron Jesse Driskill, The Driskill remains a landmark of Texas hospitality. As […]