Tag Archives: outdoors

Sedona is Seeing Red (Rocks)

There are plenty of reasons to make hiking part of a daily activity routine in 2015. The perfect way to jump start a healthy routine is with an unforgettable experience, and Sedona promises just that. There are a few off-the-beaten-path trails that are not only breathtaking, but also range in difficulty for someone just starting out, […]

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World Ice Art Championship: Ice, Everywhere You Look it’s Ice

World Ice Art Championship Fairbanks Alaska

There is ice everywhere. Large blocks of it, sure, but also larger than life animals, scenic depictions, and stunning artistic designs. Because all those creative interpretations happen when you turn turn professional ice-sculptors loose on a huge block of ice at the World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. The process all starts the same […]

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Climbing Mt. Etna: MJ vs. the Volcano

One of the things that I was excited to do in Sicily was climbing Mt. Etna.  At approximately 10,922 feet high, this largest active volcano in Europe was visible from the back deck of our villa.  Every morning I’d take a look at how beautiful it was, it’s very top visible in the earlier morning […]

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Lotus & Lilies at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

lotus at Kenilworth Gardens, DC

Located on a 14 acre parcel along the east bank of the Anacostia River, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is the only National Park that is devoted to the propagation and display of aquatic plants, with a history that is of great significance to the botanical study and development of water plants. The gardens were initially a […]

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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 […]