Archive | January, 2017

Horseback Riding in Brazil

Horseback riding in Brazil

In a country known for it’s coastline, Paraty is widely regarded as one of Brazil’s most charming beach towns. With a stunningly preserved colonial center, a verdant jungle backdrop and a bay filled with turquoise waters and white sand beaches, it’s a place right out of a postcard. Unfortunately for my travel companion Heather and […]

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January 30, 2017 by | Comments Off on Horseback Riding in Brazil

Sailing in Sydney Harbour

The Southern Swan

Whether you live in Sydney or you’re a first-time visitor, you can’t witness the majestic Sydney Harbour without a soulful longing to be out on the water. And when there are one million people lining the harbor to see the world’s biggest fireworks display on New Year’s Eve, the only way to escape the crowds […]

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January 30, 2017 by | Comments Off on Sailing in Sydney Harbour

Island-Hopping in Dubrovnik

Island of Sipan

“I am your captain and this is my espresso,” said the captain as he passed out traditional Croatian rakija, the most common form of domestic alcohol served throughout Croatia, to the passengers on board his ship. “Cheers, salud, Živeli!” And with that we set sail across the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea on the […]

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January 19, 2017 by | Comments Off on Island-Hopping in Dubrovnik

Quiet Time with Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Christ the Redeemer

Visiting Rio de Janiero was on my bucket since before I’d even filled out my first passport application. At the very top of the list? A visit to the famous Christ the Redeemer Statue – an imposing concrete and soapstone statue that soars over 100 feet into the air and whose arm span seems to […]

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January 17, 2017 by | Comments Off on Quiet Time with Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro

Vegas, Baby – A New Spin on Sin City


You’re a traveler in search of thrills. Those experiences that get the adrenaline flowing, the blood pumping and of course, boost those hard-earned bragging rights. A good story to tell your friends, and the photos to back it up. You open up your browser and start searching destinations: Climbing Everest? Too dangerous. Surfing the world’s […]

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January 13, 2017 by | Comments Off on Vegas, Baby – A New Spin on Sin City

A Taste of Trastevere in a Hidden Roman Villa


Ah, Italy. Red-checked tablecloths, fat candles dripping wax into empty tomato sauce cans. Carafes of red wine. It’s already an obvious fact that dining out in Italy is a memorable event. And if you’re looking for another authentic Roman dining experience, cross the River Tiber to Trastevere, into a historic working class neighborhood that boasts […]

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January 12, 2017 by | Comments Off on A Taste of Trastevere in a Hidden Roman Villa

Holy, Hot Wheels!

Cars at the Starting Line Ready to Race

Hot Wheels cars. Micro Machines. The Hess Truck at Christmas. I have a deep connection to anything with wheels and it started early in life. Just thinking of driving somewhere fast fills me with the kind of adolescent glee associated with snowy Christmas mornings or news of A-ha’s latest album release. So when I learned […]

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January 3, 2017 by | Comments Off on Holy, Hot Wheels!