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Discovering New Hidden Gems in Thailand – A Trip Report

Discovering New Hidden Gems in Thailand – A Trip Report

One of the best things I love about travelling is getting the chance to learn more about a new culture. That’s how I felt when my partner and I visited Thailand for the second time. As a Eurasian (I’m half British and half Chinese), I was intrigued by the architecture and culture and knew we had to visit again. Having the opportunity to go back and really get under the skin of the country was a no-brainer and it was surprising the number of things we discovered beyond the main visitor attractions.

November 28, 2014 | By More
Ultimate Australia Roadtrip – Sydney to Cairns With All The Best Stops Along The Way

Ultimate Australia Roadtrip – Sydney to Cairns With All The Best Stops Along The Way

Australia’s Most Iconic Road Trip – Sydney to Cairns With All The Stop Along The Way

Australia is known all around the world as one of the dream destinations for RV enthusiasts – sunny beaches, dramatic scenery and great weather are just a few of the things that attract thousands of RV-rs each year. However, although you would probably have a hard time finding a soul that wouldn’t know about the beauty of cities like Sydney and Cairns, there’s actually an unforgettable trip that waits by traveling between the two cities. In the two and a half thousand kilometers that separate these two cities, you can find so many spectacular places to visit along the way that it would probably be impossible to see them all in one trip.

October 22, 2014 | By More
Okemo Trip Report – Vermont’s Perfect Vacation Spot For All Seasons

Okemo Trip Report – Vermont’s Perfect Vacation Spot For All Seasons

Okemo Mountain is Vermont’s perfect vacation spot For ALL SEASONS.

Summers and Fall at Okemo Mountain Resort offers outdoor fun for everyone. The Adventure Zone is a hub for family fun with the Mountain Coaster, Sawyer’s Sweep Zipline Tours, Haulback Challenge Course, Disc Golf Courses, Lumberin’ Cal Miniature Golf, Stump Jumper Bungee Trampoline, Climbing Wall, AMP Energy Big Air Bag and my personal favorite Segway Personal Transport Tours.

September 19, 2014 | By More
Best Waterfall Hike in Tahiti – Find Your Inner Peace on an Unforgettable Valley Hike

Best Waterfall Hike in Tahiti – Find Your Inner Peace on an Unforgettable Valley Hike

Find Inner Peace by Hiking the Fautaua Valley to Two Spectacular Waterfalls in Pape’ete, Tahiti

Neither lengthy nor difficult, if there is any outing you really ought to take in Tahiti, it is the Fautaua Valley Trail hike. When we entered the gate opening the way into Fautaua Valley, the following step was obvious – follow the bubbling stream and the trail of fruit trees. We asked beforehand, not wanting to be horrible tourists, and yes, visitors are allowed to pick fruit, but you’d have to wash them first. Avocados, mangoes, passion fruit, everything looked like a tropical fruit flavored shampoo commercial, but we were actually there.

August 27, 2014 | By More
21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs – California’s Premier Gardening Event – Trip Report

21st Annual Tour des Fleurs. was a huge success and a wonderful day spent meeting growers along California’s stunning Half Moon Bay. This unique event offers the public a special once-a-year opportunity to tour local nurseries, greenhouses, wineries, harbor, and farms – many of which are not ordinarily open to the public. With anticipation July 26 arrived and I was headed to Half Moon Bay, a sunny coastal city south of San Francisco. So come along with me on my day of discovery:

August 25, 2014 | By More
York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

York Maine Trip Report – A Great Beach Destination Without The Crushing Crowds

When the highway clogs with summer vacationers heading off to Cape Cod and Cape Ann, we suggest you drive a bit further north to York Maine, where you’ll find great beaches, festive amusements and even a bit of early American history. Just over an hour’s drive north of Boston, York, Maine, offers something to interest every member of your family. Whether you’re looking to outlet shop, collect antiques, play at amusement parks or simply sit with your toes in the sand, York has you covered in spades.

July 16, 2014 | By More
Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch Trip Report – A Magnificent Setting For Family or Group Gatherings

Holman Ranch…A place where ANYTHING and EVERYTHING is possible for your family or group gathering!

Holman Ranch, located in the hills of Carmel Valley, California is Monterey Peninsula’s best kept secret, and our much anticipated destination for a travel writer’s gathering. A 400 acre guest ranch awaited us and what we were about to see transported us to another world. Discover with me the unique offerings at Holman Ranch that make it an unforgettable spot for multi-gen family gatherings, weddings and group meetings.

July 2, 2014 | By More
Discover Lubec, Maine, Eastern Most Town in USA, For Fresh Lobster, Wild Blueberries and Heavenly Chocolate

Discover Lubec, Maine, Eastern Most Town in USA, For Fresh Lobster, Wild Blueberries and Heavenly Chocolate

Most vacationers consider a visit to Downeast Maine to be a weekend spent jostling through the crowds in Bar Harbor. But if that’s as far as you venture, you would be missing the true rugged beauty of a coastal Maine town that embraces the rhythm of the sea and centuries of seafaring traditions.

For an authentic Downeast experience far from summer tourists and Starbucks, drive past Washington County’s wild blueberry barrens, and along Maine’s Bold Coast to discover Lubec, Maine on the edge of Passamaquoddy Bay. Perched at the furthest point east in the continental United States, the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse greets the very first rays of sun each day before the rest of America

June 25, 2014 | By More
Ronda Spain Trip Report, A Fascinating City In The Andalusian Countryside

Ronda Spain Trip Report, A Fascinating City In The Andalusian Countryside

What an unforgettable way to spend a few days in Spain! While spending three weeks touring the south of Spain, we were encouraged by friends to check out the city of Ronda in the province of Malaga. So we did.

Approaching the town, the landscape gave us no clues as to what was ahead. The terrain was rather plain and agriculture oriented, until we got to town. Once in town, history starts to come alive as the narrow cobble stone streets echo the voices from the past.

June 9, 2014 | By More
Sandpearl Resort Is A Rare Sparkling Gem on Clearwater Beach

Sandpearl Resort Is A Rare Sparkling Gem on Clearwater Beach

Looking for a picture perfect setting of white sand beaches and luxury resort where you can slip away to rejuvenate your body and mind? We’ve found the perfect place – The Sandpearl Resort in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The Sandpearl Resort is just one of the gems in the OPAL Collection, a collection of premium luxury resorts, and one of the only LEED Silver Certified properties in Southwest Florida.

May 19, 2014 | By More
Rock Harbor on Cape Cod – Come For The Beach, Stay For The Sunsets

Rock Harbor on Cape Cod – Come For The Beach, Stay For The Sunsets

Sunsets on the beach. That phrase alone can conjure up powerful, peaceful images. A beautiful sunset, in a beautiful location, can make a bad day good, or a good day even better. Cape Cod has no shortage of beautiful places to catch a sunset. I have been privileged to live here my entire life and have seen thousands of sunsets from hundreds of locations. Choosing a personal favorite would be an impossible task as I have many. However, for any new visitor to the Cape I can recommend the place to catch your first sunset. That place is Rock Harbor in Orleans.

April 18, 2014 | By More
Legoland Discovery Center New York Trip Report

Legoland Discovery Center New York Trip Report

What is more exciting to kids than Legos? Here’s our trip report of a toddler’s first visit to Legoland Discovery Center in New York. My son could not wait to go and we invited some friends join us for the trip. Our friends purchased their tickets online prior to going, which is highly recommended to guarantee entry, and to take advantage of discounted online prices.

April 2, 2014 | By More
Rediscovering Camelot in The Land of the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod

Rediscovering Camelot in The Land of the Kennedy’s on Cape Cod

This past November, the nation paused to commemorate 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic presidents in American history. Elected President at the age of 43, John F. Kennedy was the youngest man to ever hold that office. Kennedy’s young family and his all-American background captured the hearts of the American people. Nicknamed “Camelot” for its idealism, the Kennedy Administration was respected and unique. The Kennedys were much easier to relate to than older, stuffier presidents of the past, and were quickly embraced by media as pop icons of the day.

March 10, 2014 | By More
A Drive To Cape Point Is A Must Do When Visiting Cape Town

A Drive To Cape Point Is A Must Do When Visiting Cape Town

A Drive to Cape Point Is A Must Do Activity In Cape Town

Sheer cliffs and rugged rocks towering 200 m above sea level and slashing deep into the agitated ocean provide an astounding background for the bio-diversity of the park. Cape Point is positioned on the south side of Table Mountain National Park and it’s the second visit to the area. In 2013 I went on an expedition to South Africa’s Cape Town, so this time I decided to take my wife and family along to see the breathtaking beauty of the African territories.

March 5, 2014 | By More
Touring Washington DC With Kids – Top Things To See And Do

Touring Washington DC With Kids – Top Things To See And Do

Top Things to do in Washington with your kids.

We recently took a winter getaway to Washington, DC. We wanted to go somewhere we could drive to and that would have great things for our toddler to enjoy. My husband and I have not been to Washington, DC since we were kids ourselves. Most of the museums are free in Washington, which makes it a particularly great family destination.

February 25, 2014 | By More
Cozy White Mountain Country Inn Getaway – Inn to Inn Tour Report

Cozy White Mountain Country Inn Getaway – Inn to Inn Tour Report

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are one of the most beautiful and easily accessible vacation regions in the world. Known for specular mountains, scenic rivers, festive ski resorts and picturesque Mt. Washington Valley, the White Mountains are worth a visit in every season of the year.

We were recently invited to participate in the 17th Annual Inn to Inn Holiday Cookie Tour hosted by 12 lovely White Mountain Country Inns. Each Inn produces over 1000 treats from original cookie or candy recipes and displays their beautiful holiday decorations. Innkeepers open their rooms for viewing and encourage visitors to enjoy their Inns.

January 30, 2014 | By More
Sightseeing Along The Ho Chi Minh Trail on Two Wheels – Trip Report

Sightseeing Along The Ho Chi Minh Trail on Two Wheels – Trip Report

The last time I was on the back of a motorbike my age was still being counted in months, and, needless to say, the bike wasn’t started. My friends had never been on one. But two wheels are a way of life in Vietnam, and the opportunity to travel the 200km from the lantern speckled city of Hoi An to the bustling city of Hue with Hue Riders was more than enticing. So we bundled our bags on the tour bus with the rest of the group and set off for sightseeing along the Ho Chi Minh Trail on two wheels.

January 27, 2014 | By More
Visit Fort Scott Kansas For a Memorable Dose of Americana and The Old West

Visit Fort Scott Kansas For a Memorable Dose of Americana and The Old West

There are numerous well-known sites where travelers can experience a combination of beautiful nature, local history and an atmosphere of Americana. I’m “allergic” to touristy sites but a recent trip out West brought us the opportunity to enjoy all of these elements in a friendly atmosphere of good old welcoming Kansas hospitality.

Friends suggested that we stop off in Fort Scott Kansas, a small town of fewer than 10,000 residents. I had never heard of Fort Scott before this trip but I was glad that we made the effort to spend a day there. Fort Scott may never be known as one of America’s ten most popular travel sites but we appreciated the chance to relax and walk around the cultural and historical sites of the city.

January 8, 2014 | By More
Where to Experience Aboriginal Life In Australia

Where to Experience Aboriginal Life In Australia

One Of The Top Activities When Visiting Australia is to Experience Aboriginal Life

When a guy from Perth decides to go on a vacation, I think the natural thing to do is look for something completely different to experience. My friend and I decided that Australia’s North Queensland or more specifically Cairns, would be the right place to look for that welcomed change of scenery. My friend suggested that Cairns has a “blend of modern and ancient with nice beaches, hospitable sea and lots of Sun”. It was fantastic.

Of course, considering how long it had been since I had taken a proper vacation, I was bound to be thrilled unless I got shot, stabbed or bitten by one of the poisonous Aussie animals, of which there are plenty. Never the less, I believe Northern Queensland would be equally enjoyable even if I went there every year.

January 3, 2014 | By More
Swim With Dolphin in The Wild in Nelson Bay Australia

Swim With Dolphin in The Wild in Nelson Bay Australia

Having the opportunity to swim with dolphins in the wild is one of the best experiences a person can possibly have in a lifetime. At least this is exactly how it felt to me. It’s a rare treat to find a destination where you can swim with Dolphin in the wild, which is what makes a visit to Nelson Bay Australia so exciting.

Dolphins are incredible creatures. They are not only beautiful and friendly, but also super intelligent. Take the opportunity to be part of the natural environment of dolphins, to be there and see the way they play and live, to closely look at them and see them looking back – all these are moments that can undoubtedly warm the heart of everyone, even people who are not huge dolphin-lovers. Swimming with dolphins in Nelson Bay, Australia, I had a time which will remain in my mind and heart for the rest of my life.

December 23, 2013 | By More