Category Archives: Trips Around the World

[Guest Post] Fitness, Food & Fun in Costa Rica

Thank you to Ali Swank at aligoesthedistance.com for this great post and pictures about her recent trip to Costa Rica! Ali is one of my friends I met in college and she is very much into living a healthy and active lifestyle and helping others do the same. Now she has her own personal training business and teaches fitness… Read More

Vietnam in Photos

Vietnam in Photos Post by Ashley In 2013 we took a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia on a river cruise down the Mekong River and land tour. This trip was really interesting seeing both the developed cities and poorer rural areas. We started in southern Vietnam in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City and traveled around and ended… Read More

Explore the Cayman Islands

Post by Kary Kiss a Sting Ray and have Seven Years Good Luck! The Cayman Islands were first sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1503 when he named the islands Las Tortugas due to the large amount of sea turtles seen swimming nearby.  Sir Francis Drake, an English sea captain arrived in 1586 and named the… Read More

7 Best International Spring Flower Festivals

7 Best International Spring Flower Festivals

7 Best International Spring Flower Festivals Today is the start of the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival! In honor of Epcot’s “unofficial” start to spring, check out these 7 places for blossoming spring flowers around the world: Hanami – Japan Cherry Blossoms The cherry blossom holds a very prominent position in Japanese culture. There… Read More

The Temples of Angkor: Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Temples of Angkor: Siem Reap, Cambodia

  The Temples of Angkor: Siem Reap, Cambodia Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and is bordered by Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. It is on the Gulf of Thailand and the Mekong River runs through the country into the Tonle Sap. It is becoming a popular tourist destination, particularly for Europeans and Australians. It is a bit… Read More

14 Romantic Destinations to Visit

14 Romantic Destinations to Visit It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means lots of pictures of flowers on Facebook. Even if you don’t have a significant other, these destinations are still great to visit with friends, family, or even for a relaxing solo trip! We personally would love if someone handed us a plane ticket (and their… Read More

Rios de Guadalquivir and Guadiana

Rios de Guadalquivir and Guadiana

Rios de Guadalquivir and Guadiana Rio Guadalquivir The Iberian river of Guadalquivir is the second largest in Spain.  The Guadalquivir is distinctive due to its plant and animal life being the most varied in Europe.  It begins in the national park of Cañada de las Fuentes from flowing streams cascading down the Cazorla mountain range. … Read More

Panama City: More Than the Canal

Panama City: More Than the Canal

Is there more to Panama City than the remarkable Canal? The capital of Panama, Panama City is a modern, vibrant city juxtaposed by a cobblestone center and flanked by shantytowns leading to the Panama Canal.   It is a splendid mix of the old and the new.  Panama was founded by the Spanish in the early… Read More

Sunset Sundowners

Sunset Sundowners

Sunset Sundowners Sundowners are a beloved South African tradition.  They are a daily happy hour right at sunset as a celebration of another day spent in paradise.  Africa prides itself on rugged beauty and sunsets that astound and there is always something to toast to when you are in South Africa.   Sundowners are a must… Read More