Tag Archives: nature

Mother Nature: A Fickle Photo Essay of Spring

canals in Amsterdam

Mother Nature can be a fickle friend, teasing us with sun and blooms one day and the next sending showers bordering on snow. As travelers, we learn to make the best of it, ducking into a museum in inclement times and walking in the park in better ones. Despite a Spring with weather all over […]

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Experience the Autumnal Beauty of Japan

Japanese Garden fall

A guest post today, from another country I’ve yet to visit — Japan.  It sounds like fall might be a wonderful time of year for a trip. —- Japan is a stunning country the whole year round, but is particularly eye-catching in the autumn. ‘Kōyō’ (pronounced kou-you) as it is known in Japan, literally translates […]

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The Desert Comes Alive in Palm Desert California

A community of meerkats

Over the past decade or so, Palm Springs and the surrounding desert communities have been working hard to change the stuffy image that they have long suffered from.  No longer just a haven for the retired, blue-haired geriatric set, the Coachella Valley has broadened its appeal and you’ll now see families and couples of all […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]