4 Must-Have Travel Experiences Around the World

There’s a big wide world out there just waiting for you to explore it. Taking it all in would take many lifetimes, but what should you tackle first? If they aren’t already, these essential experiences should be on your bucket list. CONTINUE READING >> 

There’s a big wide world out there just waiting for you to explore it. Taking it all in would take many lifetimes, but what should you tackle first? If they aren’t already, these essential experiences should be on your bucket list. CONTINUE READING >> 

The Galápagos on Your Bucket List? What You Need to Know to Go

The Galápagos Islands had long been on our bucket list. 

Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Here’s what we learned about how to get there, what to pack, what to expect and how to prepare for one of the most fascinating… CONTINUE READING >>

The Galápagos Islands had long been on our bucket list. 

Finally tuition-free when our youngest graduated from college, we treated ourselves to the adventure of a lifetime.

Here’s what we learned about how to get there, what to pack, what to expect and how to prepare for one of the most fascinating… CONTINUE READING >>

Man o’ Manatees

January is manatee mania month in Florida. There is no better time of year to see – and swim with (yes!) – these gentle giants in The Sunshine State, and Floridians go all out to show off the endangered sea cows, including throwing a festival or two.

Did someone say festival? No way we would miss that!

During the winter the… CONTINUE READING >> 

January is manatee mania month in Florida. There is no better time of year to see – and swim with (yes!) – these gentle giants in The Sunshine State, and Floridians go all out to show off the endangered sea cows, including throwing a festival or two.

Did someone say festival? No way we would miss that!

During the winter the… CONTINUE READING >> 

Perfectly Preserved: Colonial Spain in Valladolid, Mexico


Just because a place is off the beaten path doesn’t mean that a path should not be beaten to it.

We’ve discovered this to be true on several occasions — sometimes by accident — other times by design, as with our visit to Valladolid.

We had heard that this impressively preserved colonial settlement hidden away in the heart… CONTINUE READING >>


Just because a place is off the beaten path doesn’t mean that a path should not be beaten to it.

We’ve discovered this to be true on several occasions — sometimes by accident — other times by design, as with our visit to Valladolid.

We had heard that this impressively preserved colonial settlement hidden away in the heart… CONTINUE READING >>

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef – Bucket List, Check!

A visit to Queensland, Australia without getting underwater on the Great Barrier Reef would be unthinkable! 

As soon as Lady Elliot Island, a highly protected coral cay only accessible by air, came into view, we knew we were about to embark on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Because the southern tip of the reef is outside the tropics, the cooler water temperatures have kept the coral… CONTINUE READING >>

A visit to Queensland, Australia without getting underwater on the Great Barrier Reef would be unthinkable! 

As soon as Lady Elliot Island, a highly protected coral cay only accessible by air, came into view, we knew we were about to embark on an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.

Because the southern tip of the reef is outside the tropics, the cooler water temperatures have kept the coral… CONTINUE READING >>